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Pompeii - The Day a City Died

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by Etienne Robert
From the NEW HORIZONS series of pocket-sized information books, an introduction to the life and times of Pompeii as revealed by modern archaeology. With foldouts and double-page spreads.
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The Forbidden City - Heart of Imperial China

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by Cannuyer Christ
The Forbidden City in Beijing is one of the greatest royal palaces in the world: and was the sacred centre of the Chinese empire. Despite political upheaval and social change in the rest of China, the life of rigid protocol and ritual in the Forbidden City remained unaltered, frozen in time, until the day when the modern world entered its long-closed gates and changed it for ever. This account is an insight...
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Tibet - Turning the Wheel of Life

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by Francoise Pommaret
The name Tibet traditionally conjures up a kaleidoscope of timeless images: extraordinary and dramatic landscapes, snow-capped mountains, Buddhist monks and monasteries. But stark new images have now been created by the tide of political events: Chinese soldiers outside the Potala Palace, young Tibetan refugees, the struggles of a nation in exile. This new title in the acclaimed New Horizons series explores...
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The Celts - First Masters of Europe

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by Christiane Eluere & Daphne Briggs
Lovers of gold, wine and war, the Celts have no voice because they have left no written records. Much of what we know of them comes from their enemies the Romans, who finally crushed them, and from the weapons and ornaments they buried with their dead. From these traces we can now resurrect a sophisticated people who dominated Europe for 500 years. These highly cultured "barbarians", with their exquisite je...
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Gaudi - Builder of Visions

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by Philippe Thiebaut
Antoni Gaudi and his inimitable fluid, organic style, is inextricably linked with the city of Barcelona. His spectacular buildings - among them the Guell Palace and the monumental La Sagrada Familia - are eternal symbols of the city. This little book by Philippe Thiebaut invites the reader to explore the visual richness of Gaudi's creations in scores of well chosen illustrations. As well as revealing the ar...
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The Incas: Empire of Blood and Gold

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by Carmen Bernand
When Francisco Pizarro disembarked in Peru in 1532 he found a vast empire seemingly overflowing with gold and silver. Ruled by monarchs claiming direct descent from the sun itself, its inhabitants built roads, bridge and terraced fields in the precipitous Andes, and made brilliant textiles and dazzling jewelry - all without possessing either writing or the wheel. Within a few short months this empire had be...
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The Aztecs - Rise & Fall of an Empire

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by Gruzinski Serge & Paul G Bahn
From the NEW HORIZONS series, a look at the Aztecs who created a refined society at the same time as carrying out mass human sacrifice, examining how these apparently contradictory aspects co-existed, and covering Aztec history from nomadic beginnings to the period of Spanish rule.
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Gengis Khan and the Mongol Empire

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by Jean-Paul Roux
The legendary Mongol conqueror Genghis Khan consolidated one of the largest and most popular empires in all history, striking fear and leaving devastation in his wake all across Asia and into Europe. With extraordinary toughness and organizational genius, he united the Mongol tribe into one nation and led them to victory over almost every opponent.
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Aboriginal Art

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by Stephen Muecke
In the 18th century, as European colonization proceeded apace, one continent remained to be discovered, the mythical Terra Australis incognita. This, the largest island-continent, had been inhabited for over 60,000 years by the Aborigines, who were described by the first explorers as the 'miserablest people in the world'. This perception was the beginning of a deep and long-lasting misapprehension, which th...
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The Wisdom of the Buddha

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by Jean Boisselier
In the 6th-century BC, a prince from Northern India left family and fortune in search for answers to the great questions of life and death. Known as Buddha, his teaching soon spread over the world. This book explores the life, teachings and philosophy of this man.
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The Golden Treasures of Troy - Dream of Heinrich Schliemann

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by Herve Duchene & Jeremy Leggatt
Heinrich Schliemann created his own myth - the poor uneducated boy who became a millionaire and spent his fortune on excavating the sites of Troy and Mycenae. He became famous for his discovery of Priam's Treasure and Agamemnon's Mask. The truth that has been recently discovered is more complex.
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Knossos - Unearthing a Legend

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by Alexandre Farnoux
In "Knossos - Unearthing a Legend", archaeologist Arthur Evans excavates the site of the palace of King Minos in search of the truth behind the legend of the Minotaur imprisoned in the Labyrinth.
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The Search for Ancient Egypt

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by Jean Vercoutter & Ruth Sharman
The Search for Ancient Egypt is Jean Vercoutter and Ruth Sharman's riveting compilation of the major discoveries of ancient Egypt, including the stories of Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon, Belzoni and Champollion. They write of the 'pharaoh's curse', the Patagonian Samson, the unlocking of the ever-secretive hieroglyphs and a remarkable rescue of Egypt's monuments from ravaging flood waters.
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The Life & Lore of Elephants

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by Robert Delort
The story of the elephant, from the mammoths of the ice-age to their present day battle for survival.
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North Pole, South Pole - Journeys to the End of the Earth

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by Bertrand Imbert & Alexandra Campbell
Produced as part of the art publisher Thames and Hudson’s New Horizon series, North Pole, South Pole - Journeys to the End of the Earth is a mini paperback history book full with quality reproduced images of paintings, drawings and photographs that document the history of the heroes and explorers of the globe’s Polar Regions.
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Alexandria - Past, Present & Future

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by Jean-Yves Empereur
Created 2,300 years ago at the wish of Alexander the Great, Alexandria is still the largest city in the Mediterranean world. It evokes a succession of images - the Tomb of Alexander, the Pharos, the Library, Antony and Cleopatra, Cavafy and Durrell, all reminders of its magnificence and cultural influence. Over the centuries it has known many setbacks. In 1820, with the advent of Mohammed Ali, it began to r...
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Ancient Greece - Utopia & Reality

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by Pierre Levegue & Anthony Zielonka
Created 2,300 years ago at the wish of Alexander the Great, Alexandria is still the largest city in the Mediterranean world. It evokes a succession of images - the Tomb of Alexander, the Pharos, the Library, Antony and Cleopatra, Cavafy and Durrell, all reminders of its magnificence and cultural influence. Over the centuries it has known many setbacks. In 1820, with the advent of Mohammed Ali, it began to r...
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Mughal India - Splendours of the Peacock Throne

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by Valerie Berinstain & Paul G. Bahn
The Mughal Empire dominated India for three centuries. Under enlightened patrons such as Akbar the Great in the 16th century and Shah Jahan in the 17th century, this vast Muslim empire, which ranged from Kashmir and Afghanistan to the Deccan at its height, produced paintings and architecture of exceptional quality, such as the Taj Mahal. Using architectural drawings, miniatures, paintings and memoirs writte...
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Khmer - Lost Empire of Cambodia

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by Thierry Zephir & Francisca Garvie
The Khmer Empire of Cambodia which flourished from the 9th to the 15th century, gave birth to some of the world's richest works of art and architecture. At its peak in the 12th century, during the reigns of Suryavarman II and the Buddhist King Jayavarman VII, Kmer civilization extended throughout continental Southeast Asia and culminated in the construction of the magnificent temple of Angkor Wat, the city ...
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The Search for Ancient China

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by Corinne Debaine-Francfort & Paul G. Bahn
In the late-19th and early-20th centuries, as China opened its doors to the rest of the world, Western archaeologists introduced new field methods that led to important discoveries and the establishment of scientific bodies of research. However, as China turned in on itself from 1949 to 1990, Chinese archaeology entered a dark age. Today, in an era of cooperation, the splendours and achievements of ancient ...
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