• Explore the world's great myths and legends, brought to life in this enthralling retelling of age-old stories passed down from generation to generation From the heroes of Ancient Greece to The Dreaming of Australian aborigines, here are the myths that, thousands of years after they were first told, are still relevant today.

    Unravel the meaning and context behind the myths, understand their cultural significance and discover the characters and themes. Famous artworks and artefacts exploring scenes from myths are explored and annotated revealing the symbolism and meaning behind them

  • Contains things you want to know about the world's religions: from beliefs and ceremonies to gods and sacred texts. From Hinduism to Zoroastrianism, this book looks at the major global religions. It tells how each religion started, and explores their origins and history.

  • Practice reading alone and learn the story of the first man on the Moon.

    Spacebusters The Race To The Moon will encourage your child to read as they discover all about the USA's pledge to send a man to the Moon before the end of the 1960s. This is the story of a race against time.

    DK Readers are part of a five-level highly pictorial reading scheme, with lively illustrations and engaging stories to encourage reading. Level 3 have a rich vocabulary, challenging sentence structure, additional information, an alphabetical glossary and index to build literacy skills - ideal for children who are just beginning to read alone.

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    Practice reading alone and learn the story of the first man on the Moon.

    This ebook will encourage your child to read as they discover all about the USA's pledge to send a man to the Moon before the end of the 1960s. This is the story of a race against time. A child can read along with the text according to their level of reading confidence. It is the ideal program to enable parents to support their child's literacy at home. Compiled in close consultation with leading literacy experts.

    It is a part of a five-level highly pictorial reading scheme, with lively illustrations and engaging stories to encourage reading. Level 3 have a rich vocabulary, challenging sentence structure, additional information, an alphabetical glossary and index to build literacy skills - ideal for children who are just beginning to read alone.

  • Includes insights into the lives of the current royal family Britain's heritage told through the colourful lives of its kings and queens The monarchy is at the heart of British life. If you're going to understand Britain and its history, you need to understand the story of its royal family. This lively guide walks you through the history of the British monarchy from the earliest times to the present day and covers the colourful characters, extraordinary events, power struggles, and politics that have shaped one of the most famous institutions in the world. Discover The origins of the British monarchy How the monarchy works The relationship between the royal family and the general public How the role of the monarch has changed over time What the monarch and the rest of the royal family do all day

  • Cet ouvrage est une réédition numérique d'un livre paru au XXe siècle, désormais indisponible dans son format d'origine.

  • From the Pyramids of Giza to the Guggenheim, this lively guide explains the key concepts and inventions in architecture clearly and concisely. Exploring the myriad ways in which the built environment is shaped and created, readers will gain a new and informed appreciation for architecture, from the classical orders of Vitruvius - Doric, Ionic and Corinthian - to the to the most recent contemporary trends. Philip Wilkinson offers expert introductions to the most important architectural movements and styles throughout history, as well as describing some of the greatest architects' most important and representative works. So, if you've ever wondered when a building is just a building or art, or want to know more about Gothic vaults, trusses and arches, this is the perfect introduction. Contents: The Orders, Prefabrication, Machine aesthetics, Roman engineering, Beaux Arts, Dymaxion, Romanesque, Arts and Crafts, Alternative architecture, Gothic, Conservation, Functionalism, Renaissance, Skyscraper, Plug-in city, Baroque, City Beautiful, Minimalism, Rococo, Art Nouveau, Brutalism, Palladianism, Secession, Townscape, Neo-Classicism, Art Deco, Postmodernism, Character, Garden city, Contextual design, Taste, Futurism, Hi Tech, The Picturesque, Constructivism, Deconstructivism, The Sublime, Bauhaus, Historicism, Landscape garden, De Stijl, Community architecture, Revivalism, International Style, Green architecture, Restoration, Expressionism, Urbanism, Industrial, Organic architecture, Eclecticism.

  • World myths, gods, heroes, creatures and mythical places revealed "Eyewitness Companions offer an essential reference library, perfect for novices or anyone who just wants to know more about their favourite pastime." Heyday Undertake a quest of discovery ; and learn about some of the greatest myths and characters the world has ever known ; without leaving your armchair.

    Get the story behind famous tales, from Greek mythology to the lesser known myths from the Americas, Oceania and Africa. Enjoy timeless epics vividly retold and beautifully illustrated, from creation myths to tales of heroism. Plus, come face-to-face with gods and monsters in the who's who of characters from mythmaking cultures.

    A fresh and exciting look at the great stories, epics, and legends of the past

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