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Series: Discoveries

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The Age of Shakespeare by François Laroque
Alchemy: The Great Secret by Andrea Aromatico
Alexander the Great : Man of Action, Man of Spirit by Pierre Briant
Alexandria: Jewel of Egypt by Jean-Yves Empereur
The Amazon: Past, Present, and Future by Alain Gheerbrant
Ancient Egypt (Nature Company Discoveries Libraries) by George Hart
Angkor: Heart of an Asian Empire by Bruno Dagens
Architecture of the Renaissance: From Brunelleschi to Palladio by Bertrand Jestaz
The Art and Culture of Japan by Nelly Delay
The Aztecs: Rise and Fall of an Empire by Serge Gruzinski
Beethoven: The Composer as Hero by Philippe A. Autexier
The Birth of Greece by Pierre Lévêque
Birth of the Motion Picture by Emmanuelle Toulet
Bonnard: Shimmering Color by Antoine Terrasse
The Bronze Age in Europe by Jean-Pierre Mohen
The Calendar: History, Lore, and Legend by Jaqueline De Bourgoing
Cathedrals and Castles: Building in the Middle Ages by Alain Erlande-Brandenburg
The Celts: Conquerors of Ancient Europe by Christiane Eluere
Chagall: The Art of Dreams by Daniel Marchesseau
Chardin: An Intimate Art by Hélène Prigent
Charlie Chaplin: Comic Genius by David Robinson
Cleopatra: The Life and Death of a Pharaoh by Edith Flamarion
Colors: The Story of Dyes and Pigments by François Delamare
Coptic Egypt : the Christians of the Nile by Christian Cannuyer
Le Corbusier: Architect of a New Age by Jean Jenger
The Crusaders: Warriors of God by Georges Tate
D-Day: and the Invasion of Normandy by Anthony Kemp
Darwin and the science of evolution by Patrick Tort
Degas: The Man and His Art by Henry Loyrette
Diamonds and Precious Stones by Patrick Voillot
Discoveries: Birth of the Universe (Discoveries (Abrams)) by Xuan Thuan Trinh
Easter Island: Mystery of the Stone Giants by Catherine Orliac
Einstein: Decoding the Universe by Francoise Balibar
The Exploration of Africa: From Cairo to the Cape by Anne Hugon
The Forbidden City: Center of Imperial China by Dominique Morel
Fossils: Evidence of Vanished Worlds by Yvette Gayrard-Valy
Francis Bacon: Painter of a Dark Vision by Christopher Domino
Frida Kahlo: 'I Paint My Reality' by Christina Burrus
Gandhi: The Power of Pacifism by Catherine Clément
Gaudí: Visionary Architect by Philippe Thiébaut
Gauguin: The Quest for Paradise by Françoise Cachin
Genghis Khan and the Mongol Empire by Jean-Paul Roux
The Golden Treasures of Troy: The Dream of Heinrich Schliemann by Hervé Duchêne
Goya: Painter of Terror and Splendour by Jeannine Baticle
The Great Pyramids by Jean-Pierre Corteggiani
Gustave Moreau: Magic and Symbols by Genevieve Lacambre
Henri Cartier-Bresson: Here and Now by Clément Chéroux
Heraldry by Michel Pastoureau
Les Incas: Peuple du soleil by Carmen Bernand
India and the Mughal Dynasty by Valerie Berinstain
The Invention of Photography by Quentin Bajac
The Irish Famine by Peter Gray
Khmer by Thierry Zephir
King Arthur. Chivalry and Legend by Anne Berthelot
Knossos : Unearthing a Legend by Alexandre Farnoux
Leonardo da Vinci: The Mind of the Renaissance by Alessandro Vezzosi
Lewis Carroll in Wonderland: The Life and Times of Alice and her Creator by Stephanie Lovett Stoffel
The Life and Lore of the Elephant by Robert Delort
Manet:The Influence of the Modern by Françoise Cachin
Matisse: The Wonder of Color by Xavier Girard
Megaliths: Stones of Memory by Jean-Pierre Mohen
Monet: The Ultimate Impressionist by Sylvie Patin
Mozart: From Child Prodigy to Tragic Hero by Michel Parouty
Mummies: A Voyage Through Eternity by Françoise Dunand
Napoleon: "My Ambition Was Great" by Thierry Lentz
North Pole, South Pole: Journeys to the Ends of the Earth by Bertrand Imbert
Paradise on Earth: The Gardens of Western Europe by Gabrielle Van Zuylen
Petra: Lost City of the Ancient World by Christian Augé
Picasso: Master of the New Idea by Marie-Laure Bernadac
Picasso: Master of the New Idea by Marie-Laure Bernadac
Prehistoric Art and Civilization by Denis Vialou
The Preraphaelites: Romance and Realism by Laurence Des Cars
Ramesses II: Greatest of the Pharaohs by Bernadette Menu
The Reign of the Dinosaurs by Jean-Guy Michard
Rembrandt: Master of the Portrait by Pascal Bonafoux
Rodin: The Hands of Genius by Hélène Pinet
The Search for Ancient China by Corinne Debaine-Francfort
The Search For Ancient Egypt by Jean Vercoutter
The Search for Ancient Greece by Roland Etienne
Signs, Symbols and Ciphers by Georges Jean
The Story of Jazz: Bop and Beyond by Arnad Franck
Turner: Life and Landscape (Discoveries) by Olivier Meslay
Underwater Archaeology: Exploring the World Beneath the Sea by Jean-Yves Blot
Vampires : restless creatures of the night by Jean Marigny
Van Gogh: The Passionate Eye by Pascal Bonafoux
The Vikings: Lord of the Seas by Yves Cohat
Volcanoes and Earthquakes by Dr. Eldridge M. Moores
Volcanoes: Fire from the Earth (Discoveries) by Maurice Krafft
Weather: Drama of the Heavens by Rene Chabout
The Wisdom of the Buddha by Jean Boisselier
Writing: the story of alphabets and scripts by Georges Jean

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