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12 Things to Know about the Bronze Age

Meg Marquardt (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820482

The Bronze Age was a time of growth. Chapters cover how people used bronze to make tools and weapons, how empires grew in Mesopotamia and China, how writing appeared in several cultures, how complex social structures gave rise to rules and laws, and how religion, science, and medicine all grew. Then the Bronze Age collapsed, and researchers still don’t know exactly what happened. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos and fascinating facts. Sidebars go deeper, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. A Timeline of the Bronze Age gives a big-picture view of the era.

12 Things to Know about the Mesolithic Age

Meg Marquardt (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820505

In Middle Stone Age, change happened everywhere, but at different times in different places. Chapters cover how Mesolithic people shaped flints into scrapers and sharp tips for arrows and spears, how they and began domesticating animals, how they started building more permanent settlements, and how they drew other humans, maybe as an early way of writing. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos and fascinating facts. Sidebars go deeper, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. A Timeline of the Mesolithic Era gives a big-picture view.

12 Things to Know about the Neolithic Age

Meg Marquardt (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820512

In the final stage of the Stone Age, humans’ use of stone tools was coming to an end. People started farming, at different times in different places. Chapters cover how plants and animals were domesticated, how pottery production boomed, and how farming meant that people could settle down, stay put, and build great cities like Jericho. The first known plague victim dates from this era, and so do the earliest temples. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos and fascinating facts. Sidebars go deeper, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. A Timeline of the Neolithic Era gives a big-picture view.

12 Things to Know about the Iron Age

Meg Marquardt (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820499

The Iron Age was the last great prehistoric age. Iron tools made life easier, yet the Iron Age was a time of constant war. Chapters cover how Greece went through a Dark Age, how new forms of government began, how architecture became more complex, new religions formed, and money was invented. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos and fascinating facts. Sidebars go deeper, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. A Timelines of the Iron Age gives a big-picture view of the era.

12 Things to Know about the Paleolithic Age

Meg Marquardt (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820529

The Old Stone Age was the time of the earliest humans. Chapters cover how these early people left Africa and spread around the world, how they made tools to solve life’s problems, and the role of Paleolithic women, who probably did a lot more than stay home and care for the kids. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos and fascinating facts. Sidebars go deeper, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. A Timeline of the Paleolithic Era gives a big-picture view.

Explore Toronto

Patricia Hutchison (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820192

A lively introduction to Canada’s most populous and multicultural city, the capital of Ontario and home to the CN Tower, 1,473 parks, and 600 snowplows. Each chapter features attention-grabbing photos, colorful details, and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. Includes a timeline of major events, a page of Fun Facts, and maps showing Toronto’s location in its country and the world.

Explore Tokyo

Douglas J. Fehlen (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820185

This book is a lively introduction to Japan’s capital, a city with the world’s biggest metro area, largest metro economy, more than 38 million people and views of Mount Fuji. Each chapter features attention-grabbing photos, colorful details, and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. Includes a timeline of major events, a page of Fun Facts, and maps showing Tokyo’s location in its country and the world.

Explore Sydney

Douglas J. Fehlen (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820178

A lively introduction to Australia’s largest city, a former penal colony that became an economic center and the site of the iconic Sydney Opera House. Each chapter features attention-grabbing photos, colorful details, and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. Includes a timeline of major events, a page of Fun Facts, and maps showing Sydney’s location in its country and the world.

Explore Paris

Douglas J. Fehlen (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820161

A lively introduction to the City of Lights, the capital of France, home to the Eiffel Tower, and a world center for culture and art. Each chapter features attention-grabbing photos, colorful details, and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. Includes a timeline of major events, a page of Fun Facts, and maps showing Paris’s location in its country and the world.

Explore Moscow

Douglas J. Fehlen (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820147

This book is a lively introduction to the capital of Russia, the world’s biggest country, home to the Kremlin, Red Square, and gold-domed cathedrals. Each chapter features attention-grabbing photos, colorful details, and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. Includes a timeline of major events, a page of Fun Facts, and maps showing Moscow’s location in its country and the world.

Explore Mexico City

Patricia Hutchison (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820130

A lively introduction to the world’s largest Spanish-speaking city, the capital of Mexico and its economic center. Each chapter features attention-grabbing photos, colorful details, and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. Includes a timeline of major events, a page of Fun Facts, and maps showing Mexico City’s location in its country and the world.

Explore London

Patricia Hutchison (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820123

A lively introduction to the capital of England and the United Kingdom, home to the world’s oldest subway, a thriving theater scene, Buckingham Palace, and a building called the Pickle. Each chapter features attention-grabbing photos, colorful details, and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. Includes a timeline of major events, a page of Fun Facts, and maps showing London’s location in its country and the world.

Explore Dubai

Alicia Z. Klepeis (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820116

A lively introduction to the cosmopolitan desert city, home to the tallest building in the world. Each chapter features attention-grabbing photos, colorful details, and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. Includes a timeline of major events, a page of Fun Facts, and maps showing Dubai’s location in its country and the world.

Explore Delhi

Douglas J. Fehlen (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820109

A lively introduction to the world’s most multicultural city, both ancient and modern, home to 29 million people and India’s capital. Each chapter features attention-grabbing photos, colorful details, and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. Includes a timeline of major events, a page of Fun Facts, and maps showing Delhi’s location in its country and the world.

Do You Really Want to Meet a Shark?

Cari Meister (author) Daniele Fabbri (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607538417

A child learns about several shark species and then goes on a cage diving adventure to meet a great white shark.

Taj Mahal

Elizabeth Raum (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607536857

Describes the Taj Mahal, including how and why it was built, how it was ruined and has been restored, and what it is like today.

History’s Deserted Cities and Places

Tammy Gagne (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632357076

Brings to light 12 deserted cities and places such as the ancient city of Angkor Wat which was hidden deep in the Cambodian jungle for centuries; Hashima Island off the coast of Nagasaki, Japan that was once mined for its rich coal reserves unitl abandoned in the 1970's; Machu Picchu that was built more than 2,400 meters above sea level in Peru; and more. The book features historic photos, interesting sidebars, and thought-provoking prompts.

History’s Secret Groups

Tammy Gagne (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632357106

Brings to light 12 of history's secret groups including The Knights Templar whose purpose was to protect travelers to holy sites after the Crusades; The Freemasons, one of the world's oldest secret societies that performs chartiy work; The Molly Maguires who began in Ireland in the 1840s as a secret society that stood up against landlords and bosses who treated them poorly; and more. The book features historic photos, interesting sidebars, and thought-provoking prompts.

History’s Lost Treasures

Tammy Gagne (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632357083

Brings to light 12 of history's lost treasures including The Copper Scroll, discovered in Jerusalem in the 1940's that is determined to be the oldest known religious writing; the Victorio Peak Treasure in New Mexico that was found in 1937, but then lost again; Confederate Colonel John Mosby's Treasure hidden in the woods of Fairfax County, Virginia, but still not found after 150 years; and more. The book features historic photos, interesting sidebars, and thought-provoking prompts.

12 Epic Urban Adventures

Samantha S. Bell (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632356864

Presents 12 of the most epic urban adventures around the globe. Readers will take an armchair tour of bungee jumping from the Macau Tower in China, climbing the Sydney Harbor Bridge in Australia, ziplining in Panama City, Panama, and more.

Explore Canada: 12 Key Facts

Peggy Snow (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632356697

Highlights 12 facts about Canada including its history, geography, culture, climate, government, economy, current events, what makes it unique, and more. Great for research, this book will foster a sense of curiousity and discovery in young readers as they take in the colorful spreads and read the engaging text with interesting sidebars.

Explore Greece: 12 Key Facts

Peggy Snow (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632356727

Highlights 12 facts about Greece including its history, geography, culture, climate, government, economy, current events, what makes it unique, and more. Great for research, this book will foster a sense of curiousity and discovery in young readers as they take in the colorful spreads and read the engaging text with interesting sidebars.

Explore Cuba: 12 Key Facts

Peggy Snow (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632356710

Highlights 12 facts about Cuba including its history, geography, culture, climate, government, economy, current events, what makes it unique, and more. Great for research, this book will foster a sense of curiousity and discovery in young readers as they take in the colorful spreads and read the engaging text with interesting sidebars.

Explore Mexico: 12 Key Facts

Patricia Hutchison (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632356741

Highlights 12 facts about Mexico including its history, geography, culture, climate, government, economy, current events, what makes it unique, and more. Great for research, this book will foster a sense of curiousity and discovery in young readers as they take in the colorful spreads and read the engaging text with interesting sidebars.

Explore Iran: 12 Key Facts

Danielle Sovereign (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632356734

Highlights 12 facts about Iran including its history, geography, culture, climate, government, economy, current events, what makes it unique, and more. Great for research, this book will foster a sense of curiousity and discovery in young readers as they take in the colorful spreads and read the engaging text with interesting sidebars.