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Great Discoveries & Amazing Adventures: The…

Great Discoveries & Amazing Adventures: The Stories of Hidden Marvels and…

by Claire Llewellyn

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This book looks at fascinating discoveries that have been found throughout the world. It looks at fossils and rare species of animals in the chapter called “Nature’s Marvels.” The chapter called “Earth’s Riches” looks at the discoveries of items such as gold, diamonds, and silk. The third chapter called “Lost Wonders” looks at areas of the world that were lost or forgotten such as the Rosetta Stone or Machu Picchu. The last section called “Hoaxes and Frauds” looks at different discoveries that were not really what they seemed. Science teachers can use this as an introduction to discuss how fossils are preserved. Students can also use it to start discussions on how silk and coffee are made or how mummies are preserved. Students can also research some of the scientist and explorers and create a short biography. Geography teachers can have students research where the different items are located and create maps to show their location. History teachers can have students research the significance of Machu Picchu and the Inca civilization, the Titanic, the Rosetta Stone, the caves of Lascaux, Tutankhamen’s tomb, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Petra, and Angkor Wat. This book is divided into the four chapters previously mentioned. In each chapter, each item has a two-page layout that contains colorful pictures. Some of the pictures are sketches and some are photographs. There are short paragraphs that explain how the item was discovered, why this item is important, and who discovered the item. This book also contains a table of contents and acknowledgements. This book does not contain a bibliography, which is common trait of this publishing company. This book provides a general overview, so teachers may wish to find additional books to provide more information. I would not use this book as a read aloud book, but I would suggest it for students to use as a reference. ( )
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Great Discoveries & Amazing Adventures looks at the moment of discovery and the deeper stories behind some of the world's most astonishing finds. Archaeologists, explorers, naturalists, and even ordinary people have all made discoveries that have caused the world to marvel and have advanced our knowledge in an important way. Great Discoveries & Amazing Adventures tells these stories and examines the influences they had on the course of history.

Great Discoveries & Amazing Adventures contains stunning photography and digital illustrations that give absorbing insight into the stories of excitement and discovery.

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An account of the exploration and discovery of the world's treasures follows explorers, naturalists, archaeologists, and ordinary people who have made discoveries and how their discoveries have changed our knowledge of history.

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