Egypt

Egypt
Title Egypt PDF eBook
Author Stephen Biesty
Publisher
Pages 0
Release 2005
Genre Egypt
ISBN 9780199111770

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Detailed illustrations with explanatory captions and narrative text survey some sites in ancient Egypt, including the Valley of the Kings, and the harbour at Elephantine.

Egypt in Spectacular Cross-Section

Egypt in Spectacular Cross-Section
Title Egypt in Spectacular Cross-Section PDF eBook
Author Stewart Ross
Publisher OUP Oxford
Pages 0
Release 2007-03-01
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 9780199115099

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Following on from his internationally bestselling book on Rome, master illustrator Stephen Biesty brings his magic touch to the subject of ancient Egypt. It is over 3200 years ago in ancient Egypt, in the reign of the great god-king Rameses II. And for 11-year-old Dedia, a great adventure is about to begin. Join Dedia as he accompanies his father - and a couple of troublesome relations - on a once-in-a-lifetime journey down the Nile. Among the splendours on the way, you will see... BL The hidden secrets of the Valley of the Kings BL Amun-Ra's magnificent temple at Karnak (Luxor) BL Preparation of a mummy and an Egyptian funeral BL The pyramids and Sphinx of Giza BL The ancient Step Pyramid at Saqqara BL Rameses's spectacular palace at Piramesse

Stephen Biesty's Ancient World PB

Stephen Biesty's Ancient World PB
Title Stephen Biesty's Ancient World PB PDF eBook
Author Stephen Biesty
Publisher OUP Oxford
Pages 0
Release 2010-04-01
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 9780199109654

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Stephen Biesty's astonishingly detailed cross-sections reveal the splendours of Ancient Rome, Greece and Egypt. Uncover the glories of art, architecture and the minutiae of every day life. The illustrations are beautifully constructed and teeming with enough detail to keep readers pouring over the pages for hours.

Rome

Rome
Title Rome PDF eBook
Author Stephen Biesty
Publisher Scholastic Reference
Pages 0
Release 2003
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 9780439455466

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Set in 128 AD, "Rome" follows one day in the life of a father and his nine-year-old son, Titus Cotta Maximus, as they spend a public holiday together. Full color.

Stephen Biesty's Incredible Cross-Sections

Stephen Biesty's Incredible Cross-Sections
Title Stephen Biesty's Incredible Cross-Sections PDF eBook
Author Stephen Biesty
Publisher Penguin
Pages 50
Release 2019-05-14
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 0744020735

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This children's book explores the innermost workings of some extraordinary buildings and machines. From helicopters to submarines, skyscrapers to coal mines, open up a fascinating world packed with unique and detailed cutaway drawings. Whether it's a Spanish galleon or a medieval castle, each cross-section slice or exploded view reveals what's going on inside. See the people swarming inside the Empire State Building, the workers busy backstage at the opera house, and where the crew sleeps on a jumbo jet. Included also are two impressive foldouts showing an ocean liner and a steam train. There are lots of fun facts to be discovered, and curious details are highlighted and explained. Did you know one of the funnels of the Queen Mary liner was fake and used for storing deckchairs? And in almost every scene, there's the challenge to find a man on the toilet! With more than a million copies sold, Stephen Biesty's award-winning illustrated book is as fascinating today as it was when first published in 1992. Incredible Cross-Sections is the ultimate way to see how things work.

The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt

The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt
Title The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt PDF eBook
Author Toby Wilkinson
Publisher Random House
Pages 792
Release 2011-03-15
Genre History
ISBN 0679604294

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Magisterial . . . [A] rich portrait of ancient Egypt’s complex evolution over the course of three millenniums.”—Los Angeles Times NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • Publishers Weekly In this landmark volume, one of the world’s most renowned Egyptologists tells the epic story of this great civilization, from its birth as the first nation-state to its absorption into the Roman Empire. Drawing upon forty years of archaeological research, award-winning scholar Toby Wilkinson takes us inside a tribal society with a pre-monetary economy and decadent, divine kings who ruled with all-too-recognizable human emotions. Here are the legendary leaders: Akhenaten, the “heretic king,” who with his wife Nefertiti brought about a revolution with a bold new religion; Tutankhamun, whose dazzling tomb would remain hidden for three millennia; and eleven pharaohs called Ramesses, the last of whom presided over the militarism, lawlessness, and corruption that caused a political and societal decline. Filled with new information and unique interpretations, The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt is a riveting and revelatory work of wild drama, bold spectacle, unforgettable characters, and sweeping history. “With a literary flair and a sense for a story well told, Mr. Wilkinson offers a highly readable, factually up-to-date account.”—The Wall Street Journal “[Wilkinson] writes with considerable verve. . . . [He] is nimble at conveying the sumptuous pageantry and cultural sophistication of pharaonic Egypt.”—The New York Times

Architecture, Astronomy and Sacred Landscape in Ancient Egypt

Architecture, Astronomy and Sacred Landscape in Ancient Egypt
Title Architecture, Astronomy and Sacred Landscape in Ancient Egypt PDF eBook
Author Giulio Magli
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Pages 285
Release 2013-07-22
Genre Social Science
ISBN 1107245028

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This book examines the interplay between astronomy and dynastic power in the course of ancient Egyptian history, focusing on the fundamental role of astronomy in the creation of the pyramids and the monumental temple and burial complexes. Bringing to bear the analytical tools of archaeoastronomy, a set of techniques and methods that enable modern scholars to better understand the thought, religion and science of early civilizations, Giulio Magli provides in-depth analyses of the pyramid complexes at Giza, Abusir, Saqqara and Dahshur, as well as of the Early Dynastic necropolis at Abydos and the magnificent new Kingdom Theban temples. Using a variety of data retrieved from study of the sky and measurements of the buildings, he reconstructs the visual, symbolic and spiritual world of the ancient Egyptians and thereby establishes an intimate relationship among celestial cycles, topography and architecture. He also shows how they were deployed in the ideology of the pharaoh's power in the course of Egyptian history.