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Ancient Egypt: Discovering Its Splendors by Karl W. Butzer
Everyday Life in Ancient Times by Rhys Carpenter
Everyday Life in Bible Times by National Geographic Book Service
Great Adventures with National Geographic: Exploring Land, Sea and Sky by National Geographic Book Service.
Great Religions of the World by National Geographic
Greece and Rome: Builders of Our World by National Geographic Society
Indians of the Americas: A Color-Illustrated Record by Matthew W. Stirling
Men, Ships, and the Sea by Alan John Villiers
The Renaissance: Maker of Modern Man by Kenneth M. Setton
Romance of the Sea by J. H. Parry
We Americans by Daniel J. Boorstin
The World of the American Indian by National Geographic Society
The Age of Chivalry by Kenneth Meyer Setton3
The Renaissance : Maker of Modern Man by Kenneth M. Setton & The Editorial Staff of National Geographic Society4

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Series?!

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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