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Paper London: Take a Tour of the City's Iconic Sights, Then Build Your Own Model Metropolis

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by Kell Black
Paper London is a celebration of 20 iconic features that make the city special. From The Shard to Tower Bridge, Westminster Abbey to the Tate Modern, and a contemporary double-decker bus to a vintage phone box, you’ll find everything that says ‘London’ to you here in minature, easy-to-make paper form, along with a guide to where you can find the originals in the city itself. With just a ruler and som...
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Secrets of the Seashore

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by Brown, Carron
Spot the tiny shrimps hiding in the sand, see a shy crab underneath a rock and watch a jewel-like anemone open its tentacles in this gorgeously illustrated book of nature's hidden habitats. By simply holding the book up to the light, or shining a light behind each page, young children will be able to discover the animals and plants that live in and around the ocean's edge, from the fish and seaweed in the w...
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Architectural Details: A Visual Guide to 2000 Years of Building Styles

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by Cole, Emily
Do you know a Doric column when you see one? Of course. But what about an entablature, a hypostyle, a pylon, or a pagoda? Architecture Styles uses beautifully engraved plates from the great works of architectural history to illustrate a show-and-tell journey round the architecture of civilizations east and west, from Ancient Egypt to the Industrial Revolution. Most of the drawings and engravings have been t...
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Make Your Own Viking Ship

Press out and make your own Viking ship model, based on one of the most famous Viking ships ever to be found. Use the punch out pieces to build your ship and place your crew at the helm, ready for an adventure on the sea. Attractively re-packaged with easy to follow instructions for assembly, this ship model kit is fun for all the family, and even contains a brief introduction to Viking ships, in particular...
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Shakespeare's Britain

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by Bate, Jonathon
From the common playgoers to the royal patrons, this book explores Britain from the perspective of Shakespeare's audience revealing how the significant issues of the day were explored at the playhouse through objects and quotations from Shakespeare's plays.
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Treasures of The British Museum

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by Caygill, Marjorie L.
Treasures of the British Museum reveals the stories behind some of the British Museum’s most famous and intriguing artefacts such as The Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures, Egyptian mummies, drawings by Botticelli and Michelangelo, Assyrian reliefs, the Lewis Chessmen and the Sutton Hoo treasure.
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A Box of Beetles: 100 Beautiful Postcards

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by Bouchard, Patrice
Beetles are ravishingly beautiful and engagingly odd, often at the same time. A Box of Beetles offers you 100 examples of the most striking species in a very photogenic family, from the glittering metallic rose beetles that were worn by the Etruscans as jewellery, to the vast (and aptly named) Titanic beetle, which is almost 8inches long, and strong enough to snap a pencil between its jaws. Flip through the...
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Masterpieces of the British Museum

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by Hill, J. D.
The British Museum's collection is one of the worlds finest and broadest, ranging from prehistoric times to the present in ancient and modern cultures around the globe. This new and updated edition includes many recent acquisitions and new discoveries, such as Picasso's stunning Vollard Suite and the intriguing Vale of York Viking hoard, and showcases a selection of more than 250 of the most beautiful and i...
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Celts: Art and Identity

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by Farley, Julia
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Indigo: Egyptian Mummies to Blue Jeans

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by Balfour-Paul, Jenny
Produced from plants by a process akin to alchemy, indigo has a unique chemistry that renders it compatible with all natural fibres. From the time of the ancient Egyptians it made an incredible impact worldwide as the world's only source of blue of every hue, and was also indispensable for creating a glorious range of colours when combined with other natural dyes. It is hard to imagine the incredible impact...
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The British Museum: Treasures of Ancient Egypt: 20 Colourful Cards to Pull Out and Send

A stunning new range of stationery produced in association with the British Museum. These beautiful colour postcards, illustrated with artwork and artefacts from the vast archives of the British Museum, are perfect to pull out and send.
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Where's Will: Find Shakespeare Hidden in His Plays

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by Tilly
Spot Will Shakespeare and a selection of colourful characters from ten of his best loved plays! Can you pick out Puck in the magical midsummer night? Will you spy Cecilia hidden in the Forest of Arden? And can you see Shakespeare making a cameo in every scene? First, get to know each play by reading a snappy synopsis of the plot, and meeting the main characters. Next, hunt for the characters, who are hidden...
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The Directory of Flags: A Guide to Flags from Around the World

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by Greig, Charlotte
For thousands of years, flags have been used to identify countries and cultures, people and places. Today, the flags of the world can still provide a key to discovering national identity and history of each and every country in the international community. Presented in a neat directory format, this book offers nearly 300 flags, each alongside the story of its provenance and design.
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RITUAL & HONOUR

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by Carocci Max
For thousands of years, Plains Indians and their ancestors have occupied the vast region that stretches from the Mississippi river to the Rocky Mountains and from the Canadian plains to the Gulf of Mexico. From about 1800 one of the most important units, beyond the extended family, was the warrior society a social, political and ritual group that engaged in warfare and organised ceremonial life. The societi...
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AD 410 The Year that Shook Rome

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by Sam Moorhead
The Goths' sack of Rome in AD 410 was an event which shook the Roman world to its core. This gripping book uncovers the key factors that contributed to Alaric the Goth's capture of Rome: mass migrations, military incompetence, civil war, court intrigue, economic decline and religious bigotry. It also explains the collapse of the Western Roman Empire, including the loss of Britain, around AD 410. Telling a t...
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Afghanistan - A Cultural History

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While the modern nation can trace its origins back to 1747, the history of Afghanistan is far more ancient. It has long been an ancient focal point of the Silk Road and human migration. While many native people such as the Kushans, Samanids, Saffarids and Mughals have founded their empires here, the country has also been the target of numerous invasions. Afghanistan is therefore one of the most culturally r...
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The Art of Ancient Egypt

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by gay Robins
For some 3,000 years, the great civilization of the Nile Valley produced some of the finest works of art the world has ever known, whether exquisitely painted on tomb walls, carved in stone or wood, or cast in metal. Illustrated with over 250 remarkable objects from the British Museum and other collections in Egypt, the United States and Europe, this book traces the course of Egyptian art from its sudden in...
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Ancient Olympic Games

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by Finkel Irving
In this revised and all-colour edition of her indispensable guide to the ancient Games, Judith Swaddling traces their mythological and religious origins, and describes the events, the sacred ceremony and the celebrations that were an essential part of the Olympic festival. A large, detailed model based on modern research and excavation reconstructs the site of ancient Olympia, where alongside religious and ...
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Pharaoh, King of Egypt

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by Margaret Maitland
The powerful image that the kings of Egypt presented to their subjects was so awe inspiring and captivating that people today are still impressed by the compelling stories and imposing statuary of the Pharaoh. But the reality of Egyptian kingship was often much more complex, as "Pharaoh: King of Egypt" seeks to reveal.
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How the Olympics Came to be

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by East Helen
If you want to know about the ancient Olympic games, ask someone who was there! Who better to ask than Tethys, the grandmother of all the Greek gods. The Greek gods gather on Mount Olympus to watch the games taking place on Earth below. Like any typical family, they revive old rivalries, pick out their favourite competitors, and vie for the best view. Called upon to answer their questions and resolve their ...
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