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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latin Inscriptions

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by Booms, Dirk
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Sicily: Culture and Conquest

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by Dirk Booms
An essential companion to the 2016 exhibition at The British Museum, Sicily: culture and conquest captures the spirit of Sicily and offers a fascinating insight into its multi-layered history.
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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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Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises: A Natural History and Species Guide

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by Berta, Annalisa
The 89 species of the order Cetacea are some of the most diverse, intelligent, and elusive animals on the planet. Highly migratory, they live beneath remote skies thousands of miles away from land. The huge distances they cover and the depths they dive mean we catch only the merest glimpse of their lives. Technological advances have, however, increased our understanding, and for the first time, Whales, Dolp...
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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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Beautiful Dogs Postcard Book: 30 Postcards of Classic Breeds to Keep or to Send

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by Perris, Andrew
Each book in this series contains 30 different postcards featuring the finest champion breeds or models, all perforated for easy removal. They are perfect quirky cards for sending to friends of family, or you may fall in love with them and just keep them for yourself.
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Celts: Art and Identity

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by Farley, Julia
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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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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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Roman Britain

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by Hobbs/8
This is an accessible, highly illustrated introduction to the history, society, culture and art of Britain when it was a province of the Roman Empire. This is a readable and attractive presentation of Britain's Roman heritage. This is a high-profile subject, as 2010 is the 1600th anniversary of the end of Roman Britain. This title contains beautiful new photography of recently discovered artefacts. Based on...
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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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Look Here

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by Russo, Axelle
This ultimate picture book packed with wonderful, quirky, amusing and delightful images from the British Museum. There is no text at all: the pictures, and combinations of pictures, speak for themselves. This makes the book accessible to all ages. Quite young children will enjoy examining and talking about the pictures; even adult visitors familiar with the museums galleries will find much to surprise and e...
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