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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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            Traitors of Rome (Eagles of the Empire 18): Roman army heroes Cato and Macro face treachery in the ranks

            Traitors of Rome (Eagles of the Empire 18): Roman army heroes Cato and Macro face treachery in the ranks (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Scarrow, Simon

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            An action-packed novel of warfare, courage and camaraderie in the Roman Empire, from the Sunday Times-bestselling author

            ISBN 9781472258397
            Released NZ 12 Nov 2019
            Publisher Headline Publishing Group
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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 1 Apr 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series The Swords of Fire Trilogy
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            Forgotten Peoples of the Ancient World
             

            Forgotten Peoples of the Ancient World (Hardback)

            By Matyszak, Philip

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            • Pub Date
              21 May 20

            The first book to offer an overview of the lost peoples and cultures who flourished and fought for survival alongside the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans.

            ISBN 9780500052150
            Released NZ 21 May 2020
            Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia)
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Infamy: The Crimes of Ancient Rome
             

            Infamy: The Crimes of Ancient Rome (Paperback, Main)

            By Toner, Jerry

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            • Pub Date
              2 Jun 20

            Rome is an empire with a bad reputation. From its brutal games to its depraved emperors, its violent mobs to its ruthless wars, its name resounds down the centuries like a scream in an alley. But was it as bad as all that? Join the historian Jerry Toner on a detective's hunt to d...iscover the extent of Rome's crimes. From the sexual peccadillos of Tiberius and Nero to the chances of getting burgled if you left your apartment unguarded (pretty high, especially if the walls were thin enough to knock through) he leaves no stone unturned in his quest to bring the Eternal City to book. Meet a gallery of villains, high and low. Discover the problems that most exercised its long-suffering citizens. Explore the temptations of excess and find out what desperation can make a pleb do. What do we see when we look at Rome? A hideous vision of ancient corruption - or a reflection of our own troubled age?
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            ISBN 9781781253861
            Released NZ 2 Jun 2020
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
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            The Ancient Highlands of Southwest China: From the Bronze Age to the Han Empire
             

            The Ancient Highlands of Southwest China: From the Bronze Age to the Han Empire (Paperback)

            By Yao, Alice

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            Although long considered to be a barren region on the periphery of ancient Chinese civilization, the southwest massif was once the political heartland of numerous Bronze Age polities. Their distinctive material tradition-intricately cast bronze kettle drums and cowrie shell conta...iners-has given archaeologists and historians a glimpse of the extraordinary wealth, artistry, and power exercised by highland leaders over the course of the first millennium BC. In the first century BC, Han imperial conquest reduced local power and began a process of cultural assimilation. Instead of a clash between center and periphery or barbarism and civilization, this book examines the classic study of imperial rule as a confrontation between different political temporalities. The author provides an archaeological account of the southwest where Bronze Age landscape formations and funerary traditions bring to light a history of competing warrior cultures and kingly genealogies. In particular, the book illustrates how mourners used funerals and cemetery mounds to transmit social biographies and tribal affiliations across successive generations. Han incorporation thus entangled the orders of state time with the generational cycles of local factions, foregrounding the role of time in the production of power relations in imperial frontiers. The book extends approaches to empires to show how prehistoric time frames continue to shape the futures of frontier subjects despite imperial efforts to unify space and histories.
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            ISBN 9780190882341
            Released NZ 15 May 2018
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Oxford Studies in the Archaeology of Ancient States
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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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            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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            Ancient Dynasties: The Families that Ruled the Classical World, circa 1000 BC to AD 750
             

            Ancient Dynasties: The Families that Ruled the Classical World, circa 1000 BC to AD 750 (Hardback)

            By Grainger, John, D.

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            A unique reference book to the ruling families of the Classical World.

            ISBN 9781526746757
            Released NZ 6 Mar 2019
            Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
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            Birds in the Ancient World: Winged Words
             

            Birds in the Ancient World: Winged Words (Paperback)

            By Mynott, Jeremy

            • RRP: $40.99
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            • Pub Date
              23 Apr 20

            Birds played an important role in the ancient world: as indicators of time, weather, and seasons; as a resource for hunting, medicine, and farming; as pets and entertainment; as omens and messengers of the gods. Jeremy Mynott explores the similarities and surprising differences b...etween ancient perceptions of the natural world and our own.
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            ISBN 9780198853114
            Released NZ 23 Apr 2020
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
             

            Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Fadiman, Anne; Fadiman

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            Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, this brilliantly reported and beautifully crafted book explores the clash between a medical center in California and a Laotian refugee family over their care of a child--and the lack of understanding that led to tra...gedy.
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            ISBN 9780374533403
            Released NZ 1 Sep 2012
            Publisher Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
            Interest Age General Audience
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