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Ancient Greece (DK Eyewitness Books) Hardcover – June 25, 2007


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Series: DK Eyewitness Books
  • Hardcover: 72 pages
  • Publisher: DK CHILDREN; Har/Cdr edition (June 25, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0756630029
  • ISBN-13: 978-0756630027
  • Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 8.7 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #84,560 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com Review

Ancient Greek culture, which reached its peak in Athens in the 5th century B.C., produced some of the most glorious and fascinating relics of Western civilization. This terrific Eyewitness Book traces ancient Greek achievements from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic period using evidence found by archaeologists. Greek myths are introduced by way of statues, carvings, and illustrations. Like all the books of this series, Ancient Greece is incredibly rich in vivid, colorful photographs, which bring the subject to life. Kids and adults can learn about power and politics in Athens, the legendary Herakles (not quite like the Disney version), temples, and home life. Archaeological evidence shows what life was like for women and children of ancient Greece, what people did for fun, and what their standards of beauty and accomplishment were. It's easy to see how influential this ancient culture has been on modern life, from science and medicine to the Olympic games. Extremely informative, intriguing, and entertaining. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From School Library Journal

Grade 4-8-- While there are many other titles that share the focus, age level, and general coverage of this volume, it's hard to beat the attractiveness of the layout and the beauty of the illustrations found here. With one exception, each of the 28 sections consists of a 2-page spread heavy on illustration and short on text. Coverage includes history, religion, people and customs, occupations and recreation, warfare, etc. More and better organized report information on ancient Greece can be found in most general encyclopedias, but none will include the numerous illustrations that are a feast for the eye and give a visual understanding of the art, architecture, and artifacts of this period. Given the usual curricular focus and student interest on ancient Greece, this book is a worthwhile purchase, even for collections that already include other titles on the topic. --Rosie Peasley, Empire Union School District, Modesto, CA
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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This book is a good one to have on your shelf!
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Filled with great information and pictures, this book is wonderful for a young persons introduction to history and would be a great help for school projects.
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The text is clear and concise and the illustrations are done in brilliant color.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By "koalacub" on September 14, 2000
Format: Hardcover
The best part of this book is the photographs. They are plentiful, taking up as much room as the print, and useful, too. They help you to see which of the styles of architecture is which, the layout of a Greek home, and many other things that would be hard to visualize if told only in words. This is a convenient book to have at home -as are the other eyewitness books; a quick reference, and also a plain fun read. Though it is supposed to be for children aged 9 to 12, I think many teens would enjoy this book.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Melissa J. Newman on March 31, 2008
Format: Hardcover
DK Publishing did a very quick job in creating the CD. On the index page, some of the links are missing. The pictures are there, but the user has to go to the folder on the CD to see them. As for the pictures, they cannot be resized to a larger size without distortion. For example, the map images are so small there is no possible way that a student could label it, but the caption below the image specifically talks about labeling the map. Only about 1/10th of the pictures from the book are included on the CD. The maximum pictures per two page layout is 5 images. The "At Home" page only has 1 image, the farm house. There are also some images included in the CD that are not in the book, but the caption that goes with the CD picture are not of the same caliber as the text descriptions that go with the pictures on the hard pages. Don't pay extra for the CD version of this book. It is not worth the money.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Hector L. Rivera on January 3, 2007
Format: Hardcover
I recomend this book to any family. It makes learning fun and basic as well as interesting. my kids love this book especially being transported back in time to ancient Greece
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By EmilyA on October 16, 2011
Format: Hardcover
This volume is an excellent supplement to any history class. I mostly wanted it for the photographs, but it is full of valuable information. The book was just what we needed to give the students a good visual of ancient Greece. I know we will use it time and time again over the next several years. This book is a good one to have on your shelf!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Peppercorn on December 22, 2009
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I had the pleasure to vividly experience the feeling of being next to bigger than life mythical creatures when I visited the mythical creatures exhibition in the weekend at the martime museum. It was an extraordinary experience. Mythical creatures have for ever shaped our imaginations in our beliefs of our lives and Greece is in the fore front of all these fantastic legends of gods, goddesses, heroes warriors monsters good and bad. DK eyewitness Ancient Greece is a mini museum between the covers. The coverage includes history, religion, people and customs, occupations, recreation, warfare and of course those great and powerful Gods and Goddess mythical creatures that were part bird part horse part lion whatever was at the time believable. The illustrations as per usual are all a feast for the eyes and give you a visual understanding of daily art, architecture artefacts and the people. There may be a myriad of books out there that are written on Ancient Greece this book however is so visual that you feel as though like the mythical creatures themselves of Ancient Greece you can step inside and, can experience been amongst them all that time which in the end of course is naturally a vividly extraordinary experience to be a part of emotionally and educationally in been a fantasy world of mythology.
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Filled with great information and pictures, this book is wonderful for a young persons introduction to history and would be a great help for school projects. It is also great for adults taking an interest without heavy reading. Very informative.
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Great pictures. Well done synopsis of artifacts and events. Perfect for my young children to begin to understand this period of history.
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