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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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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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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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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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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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The British Museum: Treasures of Ancient Greece: 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 artifacts from the vast archives of the British Museum, are perfect to pull out and send.
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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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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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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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Ming: 50 Years That Changed China

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by Clunas, Craig
Ask anyone what single object they associate with China and the most common answer will be a Ming vase. Probably without even knowing the dates of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), people are aware of the fragility of its porcelain, its rarity and value. But porcelain is just one part of the story of one of the most glorious epoques of Chinas past. By focusing on the significant years of the early Ming dynasty ...
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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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Celts: Art and Identity

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by Farley, Julia
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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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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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Latin Inscriptions

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by Booms, Dirk
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Insects in 30 Seconds: 30 Fascinating Topics for Bug Boffins Explained in Half a Minute

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by Anna Claybourne
In this exciting book, young readers can get to grips with the creepy crawlies that are under and overground. 30 key topics are covered, each is presented in a neat 30-second soundbite, supported by a 3-second flash summary and a full-page colour artwork. Fun, active missions accompany the topics, encouraging readers to find out more.
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Ponsonby's: Insects & Spiders

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by Beverley, Claire
Insects and spiders hold a powerful allure their design is so complex and their scale so entrancingly minute. This compact book, itself hardly bigger than the worlds biggest beetle (which is over five inches long, by the way), contains a generous selection of engravings, every one crammed with detail and enhanced by informative text.
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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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