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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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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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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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Explore The Parthenon

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by Ian Jenkins
The Parthenon in Athens is the most famous Greek temple in the world and an icon of Ancient Greek art. It was built to house a colossal statue of the goddess Athena, and the temple itself was decorated with sculptures and reliefs of the most magnificent quality. These sculptures are now on display in London and Athens, and are admired by thousands of visitors each year. This book explores in detail these lo...
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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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The British Museum: Treasures of Ancient Greece: 20 Colourful Cards to Pull Out and Send

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Secrets of the Rainforest

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by Brown, Carron
Discover the amazing animals that live in the lush rainforest, with this gorgeously illustrated book of natures 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 a kapok tree, from the colourful parrots in the canopy, to the sleek jaguar on the forest floor. The innovative s...
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Build! A Knight's Castle: Pop Out and Build a Castle Battle Scene

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by Seaman, Annalie
Think like an archaeologist with this fun paper-craft title! Readers are given information about how archaeologists uncover remains, and use secondary sources. They are then given visual and textual clues about the site of a medieval castle, which was the location of a sieged battle. The final part of the book contains the press-out pieces to recreate a paper model of the castle and the historic battle, com...
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Bonaparte and the British: Prints and Propaganda in the Age of Napoleon

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by Clayton, Tim
Not only was Waterloo one of the most decisive battles ever fought, was also a crucial event in European political and social history, ending over 20 years of conflict and bringing to his knees one of Europe's most extraordinary and challenging figures Napoleon Bonaparte. This intriguing book shows through contemporary prints how Bonaparte was seen from across the English Channel where hostile propaganda wa...
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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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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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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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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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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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London: A View From The Streets

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by Maude Anna
Mesmerizing, exhilarating and awe-inspiring, London has provided a rich subject for the many artists, satirists, map-makers and engravers who have tried to make a lasting record of their impressions of the city. Representations of London are fascinatingly diverse, presenting a lively and thought-provoking body of work that lets us see London as it has been experienced by its inhabitants through the ages. "L...
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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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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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