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            Knowledge Encyclopedia History!: The Past as You've Never Seen it Before

            Knowledge Encyclopedia History!: The Past as You've Never Seen it Before (Hardback)

            By DK; Contributions by Institution, Smithsonian

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            Transform your view of history with this groundbreaking visual encyclopedia of the events of the past. From the disciplined armies of ancient Rome and the lives of ferocious samurai warriors to World War II and the rise of modern robotics, historical events are visualized in incr...edible detail, providing a fascinating introduction to the world through time. You'll find yourself transported into the past through engaging explanations, incredible illustrations, phenomenal photographs, and jaw-dropping computer-generated images. This new book in the Knowledge Encyclopedia series will inspire young readers with its vivid depictions of history and its comprehensive and authoritative information on a huge range of topics. Highly detailed CGI images bring subjects to life, allowing readers to peer inside ancient buildings, marvel at elaborate outfits, and become transported into the battles of history. Journey through history from our earliest ancestors right up to the world we live in today.
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            ISBN 9780241363379
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2019
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 9-11 years
            Series Knowledge Encyclopedia
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            21 Lessons for the 21st Century

            21 Lessons for the 21st Century (Paperback)

            By Harari, Yuval Noah

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            **FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE MILLION-COPY BESTSELLER SAPIENS**Sapiens showed us where we came from. What can we do about the epidemic of fake news or the threat of terrorism? The golden thread running through his exhilarating new book is the challenge of maintaining our collective an...d individual focus in the face of constant and disorienting change.
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            ISBN 9781784708283
            Released NZ 20 Aug 2019
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Swords of Silence: Book 1: The Swords of Fire Trilogy

            The Swords of Silence: Book 1: The Swords of Fire Trilogy (Paperback)

            By Curry, Shaun

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            17th century Japan. An era of tension and unrest. Under the rule of the Shogun, the country is becoming increasingly intolerant of foreigners - mostly European traders and church missionaries. In the face of growing persecution, one man - a Jesuit priest - must face his own fears... and find a way to lead his followers to safety...
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            ISBN 9780310101307
            Released NZ 24 Feb 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series The Swords of Fire Trilogy
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            National Geographic Kids Readers: Pyramids
             

            National Geographic Kids Readers: Pyramids (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Marsh, Laura

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            Travel to ancient Egypt to learn all about its amazing pyramids in this new National Geographic Kids Reader. The Level 1 text provides accessible, yet wide-ranging, information for beginning readers about these amazing wonders of the world and their importance today.

            ISBN 9781426326905
            Released NZ 18 Apr 2017
            Publisher National Geographic Kids
            Interest Age 0-5 years
            Series National Geographic Kids Readers: Level 1
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            30-Second Ancient China

            30-Second Ancient China (Paperback)

            By Zhuang, Yijie

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            In the West, the story of Ancient China is less familiar to us than that of Ancient Egypt or Rome, but it is no less absorbing, and its rollcall of achievements is easily as impressive. 30-Second Ancient China unlocks the secrets of its Bronze Age glories and offers summaries of ...everything from the lost cities of the Zhou kings to the birth of Confucianism - the perfect introduction to one of the great ancient civilisations.
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            ISBN 9781782409700
            Released NZ 7 Jan 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            30-Second Ancient Rome

            30-Second Ancient Rome (Paperback)

            By Nicholls, Matthew

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            30-Second Ancient Rome presents a unique insight into one of the most brilliantly governed societies, where military might and expansive empire paved the way for technological advances that helped shape our modern existence. From aqueducts to sewers, from mosaics to medical diagn...oses, this is the straightest road towards understanding the 50 key innovations and ideas that developed and defined one of the world's greatest civilisations.
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            ISBN 9781782409762
            Released NZ 7 Jan 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            Ancient Ice Mummies

            Ancient Ice Mummies (Paperback)

            By Dickson, James Holmes

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            In this engaging and fully illustrated new book, one of the world's foremost authorities on glacier mummies explores their curious preservation and unravels the clues they have left for us locked in ice, frozen in time. As one the most mysterious and best preserved examples, Otzi... and his story are given special attention.
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            ISBN 9780752459356
            Released NZ 1 Nov 2011
            Publisher The History Press Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Gods and Robots: Myths, Machines, and Ancient Dreams of Technology
             

            Gods and Robots: Myths, Machines, and Ancient Dreams of Technology (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Mayor, Adrienne

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            • Pub Date
              15 Mar 20

            Traces the story of how ancient cultures envisioned artificial life, automata, self-moving devices and human enhancements, sharing insights into how the mythologies of the past related to and shaped ancient machine innovations.

            ISBN 9780691202266
            Released NZ 15 Mar 2020
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
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            The Story of Greece and Rome

            The Story of Greece and Rome (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Spawforth, Tony

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            The extraordinary story of the intermingled civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome, spanning more than six millennia from the late Bronze Age to the seventh century The magnificent civilization created by the ancient Greeks and Romans is the greatest legacy of the classical wor...ld. However, narratives about the civilized Greek and Roman empires resisting the barbarians at the gate are far from accurate. Tony Spawforth, an esteemed scholar, author, and media contributor, follows the thread of civilization through more than six millennia of history. His story reveals that Greek and Roman civilization, to varying degrees, was supremely and surprisingly receptive to external influences, particularly from the East. From the rise of the Mycenaean world of the sixteenth century B.C., Spawforth traces a path through the ancient Aegean to the zenith of the Hellenic state and the rise of the Roman empire, the coming of Christianity and the consequences of the first caliphate. Deeply informed, provocative, and entirely fresh, this is the first and only accessible work that tells the extraordinary story of the classical world in its entirety.
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            ISBN 9780300251647
            Released NZ 15 Feb 2020
            Publisher Yale University Press
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            Ten Caesars: Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine
             

            Ten Caesars: Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Strauss, Barry

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            • Pub Date
              1 Mar 20

            Bestselling classical historian Barry Strauss delivers an exceptionally accessible history of the Roman Empire...much of Ten Caesars reads like a script for Game of Thrones (The Wall Street Journal)--a summation of three and a half centuries of the Roman Empire as seen through th...e lives of ten of the most important emperors, from Augustus to Constantine. In this essential and enlightening (The New York Times Book Review) work, Barry Strauss tells the story of the Roman Empire from rise to reinvention, from Augustus, who founded the empire, to Constantine, who made it Christian and moved the capital east to Constantinople. During these centuries Rome gained in splendor and territory, then lost both. By the fourth century, the time of Constantine, the Roman Empire had changed so dramatically in geography, ethnicity, religion, and culture that it would have been virtually unrecognizable to Augustus. Rome's legacy remains today in so many ways, from language, law, and architecture to the seat of the Roman Catholic Church. Strauss examines this enduring heritage through the lives of the men who shaped it: Augustus, Tiberius, Nero, Vespasian, Trajan, Hadrian, Marcus Aurelius, Septimius Severus, Diocletian, and Constantine. Over the ages, they learned to maintain the family business--the government of an empire--by adapting when necessary and always persevering no matter the cost. Ten Caesars is a captivating narrative that breathes new life into a host of transformative figures (Publishers Weekly). This superb summation of four centuries of Roman history, a masterpiece of compression, confirms Barry Strauss as the foremost academic classicist writing for the general reader today (The Wall Street Journal).
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            ISBN 9781451668841
            Released NZ 1 Mar 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
            Interest Age General Audience
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