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Battle (DK Eyewitness Books) Hardcover – April 20, 2009

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Grade 5 Up?An excellent visual introduction to military arts and science. Holmes traces the history of battle and warfare from the ancient Assyrians to World War I. Each chapter contains an assortment of full-color captioned photos and drawings featuring explanations on most aspects of war: infantry, artillery, supply and transport, reconnaissance, etc. Presented in a clear style with stunning photographs, this browsable book is the next best thing to visiting a museum.?L.R. Little, Penticton Public Library, B.C., Canada
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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/Ps edition (April 20, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0756650275
  • ISBN-13: 978-0756650278
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 0.5 x 11.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #731,661 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Judy K. Polhemus VINE VOICE on February 26, 2011
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Why should a reader acquire "Battle (DK Eyewitness)"?

1. Because it is a DK Eyewitness book! That's reason enough. As a reviewer for the New York Times once wrote: "A DK book is a mini-museum." This time the "museum" reveals "battle" and its various forms through the ages in the Western world (Europe and America, but here mostly Europe). Notes about Asia and Africa are sprinkled throughout the book, but the predominant information is Euro-centric.

2. The minute detail of battle is visited in tactical order from the big picture to the most detailed aspect of war. For example the first pages picture art relics showing aspects of war: Greek Hoplite soldiers dressing for battle, Cypriot soldiers in spear-at-the-ready pose, Egyptians in war chariots.

3. After defining battle, the book goes on to present two-page and sometimes four-page spreads on various components needed to have battle: Infantry of the line, Heavy cavalry, Weapons training, Badges of rank, Colors, Supply and transportation, A soldier's pack, Reconnaissance, Field guns, Rapid-fire weapons, High-angle fire, Artillery instruments, Bows and arrows, Swords, Firearms, Close combat, and so on.

4. Ending with Rewards of battle, Sick and wounded, Memories of war,

5. Concluding with World War II, Vietnam, and Resources and websites for more information.

6. DK books always includes a glossary and and Index.

7. Since this is a new DK book, a clip-art CD of Battle and an 18 x 24 inch, pull-out poster highlighting key components of the book are included.

For those unfamiliar with DK books, each page is packed with equal amounts of pictures, illustrations, maps, displays and then words. Each page is a feast for both eye and brain, visual and mental stimulation, whatever the subject.

For the dabbler in aspects of war, this book is a no-brainer!

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By David Hassall on November 15, 2003
Format: Hardcover
As with all the eyewitness books its a great factual book for children to learn. The book is full of many pictures each with annotations describing in simple detail what is going on in the picture. The books are full of knowledge and enjoyable for both children and adults alike!
I recommened buying this book for your child if they are wanting to learn about battle.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 18, 2012
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My son is really loving the DK books right now. He's always been a huge battle fan, watching Patton when he was only 3 years old should have told us how he'd become later on. These books have a great poster inside, usually come with a CD, and lots of information to learn. Love these books!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Roderic Rinehart on July 17, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Another solid DK book on a topic that interests many students in 5th and 6th grade. Battle, Knight, Pirate, World War II, etc. are all high-interest books and read often by my students.
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