Wheelers Books
Refine By
Publication Date
Fiction / Non-Fiction
    Age
      Format
        Extended Format
        Show Large Print:
        Publication Country
          Latest Additions
          Language
            Price
            -

            World History: BCE To C 500 CE

            Stock Availability: Sort by: View:

            Total 28.9K jump to: go ‹ previous12345...next ›
            Theseus and the Minotaur
             

            Theseus and the Minotaur (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Davis, Graeme; Illustrated by Pena, Jose Daniel Cabrera

            • RRP: $34.99
            • $27.29
            • Save $7.70
            • Temporarily out of stock

            Even before Theseus descended into the labyrinth to face the Minotaur, he was already a hero and a veteran of many battles. The son of a man, a woman, and the god Poseidon, he'd journey far across Ancient Greece, fighting numerous monsters including the Periphetes 'the clubber', ...the Crymmyon Sow, and the insane demigod, Procrustes 'the stretcher'.
            Read more

            ISBN 9781472804051
            Released NZ 1 Nov 2014
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Series Myths and Legends
            Availability
            Title is temporarily out of stock
            View details for this title
            Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
             

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

            By Fadiman, Anne; Fadiman

            • RRP: $29.99
            • $23.99
            • Save $6.00
            • To Order

            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.
            Read more

            ISBN 9780374533403
            Released NZ 1 Sep 2012
            Publisher Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
            View details for this title
            Ravenna: Capital of Empire, Crucible of Europe
             

            Ravenna: Capital of Empire, Crucible of Europe (Hardback)

            By Herrin, Judith

            • RRP: $96.99
            • $87.29
            • Save $9.70
            • Pub Date
              15 Jul 20

            A riveting history of the city that led the West out of the ruins of the Roman Empire At the end of the fourth century, as the power of Rome faded and Constantinople became the seat of empire, a new capital city was rising in the West. Here, in Ravenna on the coast of Italy, Aria...n Goths and Catholic Romans competed to produce an unrivaled concentration of buildings and astonishing mosaics. For three centuries, the city attracted scholars, lawyers, craftsmen, and religious luminaries, becoming a true cultural and political capital. Bringing this extraordinary history marvelously to life, Judith Herrin rewrites the history of East and West in the Mediterranean world before the rise of Islam and shows how, thanks to Byzantine influence, Ravenna played a crucial role in the development of medieval Christendom. Drawing on deep, original research, Herrin tells the personal stories of Ravenna while setting them in a sweeping synthesis of Mediterranean and Christian history. From the Empress Galla Placidia and Theoderic the Gothic king, who both experienced being taken as hostages, to the amazing cosmographer of Ravenna and the doctor who strengthened expert Greek medical knowledge in Italy, Herrin demolishes the idea that the West just descended into the medieval Dark Ages. Beautifully illustrated and drawing on the latest archaeological findings, this monumental book provides a bold new interpretation of Ravenna's lasting influence on the culture of Europe and the West.
            Read more

            ISBN 9780691153438
            Released NZ 15 Jul 2020
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once released
            View details for this title
            National Geographic Kids Readers: Pyramids
             

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

            By Marsh, Laura

            • Imp. $10.99
            • $8.79
            • Save $2.20
            • Not Available Locally

            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
            Availability
            Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
            View details for this title
            Masada: From Jewish Revolt to Modern Myth

            Masada: From Jewish Revolt to Modern Myth (Hardback)

            By Magness, Jodi

            • RRP: $74.99
            • $67.49
            • Save $7.50
            • In Stock At Publisher

            A new account of the famous site and story of the last stand of a group of Jewish rebels who held out against the Roman Empire Two thousand years ago, 967 Jewish men, women, and children-the last holdouts of the revolt against Rome following the fall of Jerusalem and the destruct...ion of the Second Temple-reportedly took their own lives rather than surrender to the Roman army. This dramatic event, which took place on top of Masada, a barren and windswept mountain overlooking the Dead Sea, spawned a powerful story of Jewish resistance that came to symbolize the embattled modern State of Israel. The first extensive archaeological excavations of Masada began in the 1960s, and today the site draws visitors from around the world. And yet, because the mass suicide was recorded by only one ancient author-the Jewish historian Josephus-some scholars question if the event ever took place. Jodi Magness, an archaeologist who has excavated at Masada, explains what happened there, how we know it, and how recent developments might change understandings of the story. Incorporating the latest findings, she integrates literary and historical sources to show what life was like for Jews under Roman rule during an era that witnessed the reign of Herod and Jesus's ministry and death. Featuring numerous illustrations, this is an engaging exploration of an ancient story that continues to grip the imagination today.
            Read more

            ISBN 9780691167107
            Released NZ 15 Apr 2019
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
            Interest Age General Audience
            Language (English)
            Availability
            In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
            View details for this title
            The Jewish War

            The Jewish War (Paperback, Revised edition)

            By Josephus; Revised by Smallwood, E. Mary; Translated by Williamson, G.; Other adaptation by Radice, Late Betty

            • RRP: $25.00
            • $18.75
            • Save $6.25
            • In Stock At Publisher

            Offers the history of the Jews under Roman rule, with portraits of such key figures as the Emperor Vespasian and Herod the Great. This book is one of the most immediate accounts of war, its heroism and its horrors.

            ISBN 9780140444209
            Released NZ 1 May 1982
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Classics
            Language (English)
            Availability
            In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
            View details for this title
            Greek Myths and Mazes

            Greek Myths and Mazes (Hardback)

            Illustrated by Bajtlik, Jan; Translated by Krasodomska-Jones, Zosia

            • RRP: $32.99
            • $26.39
            • Save $6.60
            • In Stock At Publisher

            A fascinating collection of labyrinths and puzzles set in Ancient Greece. Find your way out of a maze on each page in this stunningly intricate book from the creators of Maps.Discover the legendary labyrinths of Ancient Greece, as well as the myths and stories that have captured ...readers for thousands of years, in this beautifully illustrated collection of puzzles and facts. From an Ancient Greek theatre, to the Trojan horse and the Minotaur, the book is packed full of history and mythology, and will astound readers of all ages.
            Read more

            ISBN 9781406387971
            Released NZ 1 Sep 2019
            Publisher Walker Books
            Interest Age 9-11 years
            Series Walker Studio
            Availability
            In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
            View details for this title
            A Brief History of the Romans
             

            A Brief History of the Romans (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd edition)

            By Boatwright, Mary T.; Gargola, Daniel J.; Lenski, Noel; Talbert, Richard J. A.

            • RRP: $82.00
            • $82.00
            • In Stock At Publisher

            Revised edition of: A brief history of ancient Rome. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.

            ISBN 9780199987559
            Released NZ 21 Oct 2013
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S2)
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Availability
            In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
            View details for this title
            Orpheus: The Song of Life

            Orpheus: The Song of Life (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Wroe, Ann

            • Imp. $39.99
            • $31.99
            • Save $8.00
            • No availability locally

            For at least two and a half millennia, the figure of Orpheus has haunted humanity. Half-man, half-god, musician, magician, theologian, poet and lover, his story never leaves us. The author goes in search of Orpheus, from the forests where he walked and the mountains where he wors...hipped to the artefacts, texts and philosophies built up round him.
            Read more

            ISBN 9781845951689
            Released NZ 15 Jul 2012
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
            View details for this title
            Mexico: From the Olmecs to the Aztecs
             

            Mexico: From the Olmecs to the Aztecs (Paperback, Seventh edition)

            By Coe, Michael D.; Koontz, Rex

            • RRP: $39.99
            • $35.99
            • Save $4.00
            • In Stock At Publisher

            Masterly. . . . The complexities of Mexico's ancient cultures are perceptively presented and interpreted. --Library Journal

            ISBN 9780500290767
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2013
            Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia)
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Ancient Peoples and Places
            Availability
            In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
            View details for this title
            Total 28.9K jump to: go ‹ previous12345...next ›