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Streams of Civilization, Volume 1: Earliest Times to the Discovery of the New World by Mary StantonVol 1
Streams of Civilization Vol. 2: Cultures in Conflict Since the Reformation by Garry J. MoesVol 2

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  2. The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia by Editors of Kingfisher (1995)
  3. The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child, Volume 1: Ancient Times, From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Empire by Susan Wise Bauer (2001)
  4. The World of Christopher Columbus and sons by Genevieve Foster (1965)
  5. The Ancient Greeks by Allison Lassieur (2004)
  6. Smithsonian Timelines and Ancient Worlds by Chris Scarre (1993)
  7. The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt by Elizabeth Payne (1964)
  8. Stories of the Pilgrims by Margaret B. Pumphrey (1991)
  9. Adam and His Kin: The Lost History of Their Lives and Times by Ruth Beechick (1990)
  10. Famous Men Of The Renaissance & Reformation by Robert G. Shearer (1996)
  11. A Child's History of the World by V. M. Hillyer (1924)
  12. Life In Ancient Athens (Picture the Past) by Jane Shuter (1980)
  13. The Gift of Music: Great Composers and Their Influence by Jane Stuart Smith (1978)
  14. The Victor Journey Through the Bible by V. Gilbert Beers (1996)
  15. Thunderstorm in Church by Louise A. Vernon (1974)

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How do series work?

To create a series or add a work to it, go to a "work" page. The "Common Knowledge" section now includes a "Series" field. Enter the name of the series to add the book to it.

Works can belong to more than one series. In some cases, as with Chronicles of Narnia, disagreements about order necessitate the creation of more than one series.

Tip: If the series has an order, add a number or other descriptor in parenthesis after the series title (eg., "Chronicles of Prydain (book 1)"). By default, it sorts by the number, or alphabetically if there is no number. If you want to force a particular order, use the | character to divide the number and the descriptor. So, "(0|prequel)" sorts by 0 under the label "prequel."

What isn't a series?

Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such (see Wikipedia: Book series). Like many concepts in the book world, "series" is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or publisher. For now, avoid forcing the issue with mere "lists" of works possessing an arbitrary shared characteristic, such as relating to a particular place. Avoid series that cross authors, unless the authors were or became aware of the series identification (eg., avoid lumping Jane Austen with her continuators).

Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the "works" in question. So, the Dummies guides are a series of works. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works.

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