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Product Description: In this interesting book, readers will learn about the often painful and frequently distasteful educational practices that our ancestors employed, and explore some unusual teaching methods used today. Find out about the Neolithic cave school, the English charity boarding school in Dickensian times, where pupils shared their boarding rooms with chickens and turkeys, and the one-room school in Nebraska where the handful of pupils ride to school on horses...read more

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9780199118700 | Oxford Univ Pr, May 1, 2015, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: In this interesting book, readers will learn about the often painful and frequently distasteful educational practices that our ancestors employed, and explore some unusual teaching methods used today.

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Product Description: Marvel at the amazing, hilarious and sometimes unbelievable ways that people have entertained each other throughout history. Learn about the cat piano and music made from cheese drums; magic tricks and drama; the circus, puppetry and the digital technology which is changing the face of entertainment today...read more

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9780199118717 | Oxford Univ Pr, May 1, 2015, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Marvel at the amazing, hilarious and sometimes unbelievable ways that people have entertained each other throughout history.
9780140252385, titled "In the Language of Love: A Novel in 100 Chapters" | Reprint edition (Penguin USA, May 1, 1997), cover price $14.00 | also contains In the Language of Love: A Novel in 100 Chapters | About this edition: The story of a young woman's life is told through the one hundred stimulus words from a classic word-association test and recounts her experiences of girlhood, motherhood, and marriage

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Product Description: Reality TV, constant status updates, endless "selfies," and publicly posted videos that document everything from first steps to falling flat on your face…today's kids are growing up with a very unique sense of self. This book challenges kids to ask themselves the question, What does it mean to be me?, and gives them the scientific and sociological tools to really explore the answers...read more

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9781438005577 | Barrons Juveniles, September 1, 2014, cover price $14.99 | About this edition: Reality TV, constant status updates, endless "selfies," and publicly posted videos that document everything from first steps to falling flat on your face…today's kids are growing up with a very unique sense of self.

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Product Description: Set in the year 2098, in Galactic Mission five school children have won an international competition to visit outer space and journey to the distant star system of Alpha Centauri on the spaceship Argo to find a new home. But right from the start things don't go according to plan-conflict, malfunctions, mistrust, and running out of fuel all get in their way of trying to enter Alpha Centauri's atmosphere...read more

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9781465419781 | Dk Pub, June 16, 2014, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: Set in the year 2098, in Galactic Mission five school children have won an international competition to visit outer space and journey to the distant star system of Alpha Centauri on the spaceship Argo to find a new home.

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9781465419774 | Dk Pub, June 16, 2014, cover price $5.99 | About this edition: Set in the year 2098, in Galactic Mission five school children have won an international competition to visit outer space and journey to the distant star system of Alpha Centauri on the spaceship Argo to find a new home.

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Product Description: "Like Platt’s previous ‘diaries’ about castles, pirates, and ancient Egypt, this offers an accessible introduction to history." — BooklistIliona never imagined that her sea voyage from Greece to Egypt would lead to Rome, but when she is captured by pirates and auctioned off as a slave, that’s where she lands...read more
By David Parkins (illustrator) and Richard Platt

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9780763670535 | Reprint edition (Candlewick Pr, April 22, 2014), cover price $6.99 | About this edition: "Like Platt’s previous ‘diaries’ about castles, pirates, and ancient Egypt, this offers an accessible introduction to history.

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Product Description: Who is plundering the tombs of ancient Memphis? A brother and sister solve the mystery in this diary full of intriguing details about daily life in Egypt 3,500 years ago.What was it like to be an aspiring young scribe in Egypt, circa 1500 BC? Picture it through the eyes of nine-year-old Nakht, who has just moved with his family to bustling Memphis, where his father has a prestigious new job...read more
By David Parkins (illustrator) and Richard Platt

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9780763627560 | Candlewick Pr, November 8, 2005, cover price $17.99 | About this edition: In ancient Egypt, Nakht records his experiences as his family moves from small town Esna to the big, exciting city of Memphis, where he studies to be a scribe like his father and helps discover who has been robbing graves.

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9780763670542 | Reprint edition (Candlewick Pr, April 22, 2014), cover price $6.99 | About this edition: Who is plundering the tombs of ancient Memphis?
9781406301724 | New edition (Gardners Books, September 4, 2006), cover price $11.70 | About this edition: The year is 1465 BC and Nakht's family is moving from their village to Memphis.

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From the creators of Man-of-War comes a close-up look inside a medieval castle, providing meticulously detailed cutaway illustrations that reveal diverse facets of life inside a castle.
By Stephen Biesty (illustrator) and Richard Platt

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9781564584670 | Dk Pub, September 1, 1994, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Cross-sectional drawings depict castle life and the strategies of attackers and defenders during a siege

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Product Description: This series offers a unique journey through different periods in history. Detailed artworks tell the story of a specific location as it changes with time. As they explore each scene, readers learn about the people who lived in this place, looking at their beliefs and ways of life...read more

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9780753467107 | Kingfisher, June 19, 2012, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: This series offers a unique journey through different periods in history.

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9780753468685 | Kingfisher, June 19, 2012, cover price $8.99 | About this edition: This series offers a unique journey through different periods in history.

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Product Description: See more of Richard Platt's work, including glimpses of work in progress, at RichardPlattAuthor.com.As One Devil to Another is an astonishing debut work that C. S. Lewis's biographer and foremost Lewis authority Walter Hooper calls "a stunning achievement, the finest example of the genre of diabolical correspondence to appear since this genre was popularized by C...read more

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9781414371665 | Tyndale Momentum, March 1, 2012, cover price $15.99 | About this edition: See more of Richard Platt's work, including glimpses of work in progress, at RichardPlattAuthor.

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Product Description: Written by award-winning author Richard Platt, How They Made Things Work: Egyptians examines aspects of technology in ancient Egypt, including irrigation, cosmetics, building the pyramids, ship-bullding and astronomy. Suitable for Key Stages 2-3, How They Made Things Work looks at how people in history advanced their societies by pushing the boundaries of technology...read more

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9781597712873 | Sea to Sea Pubns, January 1, 2011, cover price $28.50 | About this edition: Written by award-winning author Richard Platt, How They Made Things Work: Egyptians examines aspects of technology in ancient Egypt, including irrigation, cosmetics, building the pyramids, ship-bullding and astronomy.

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Product Description: High interest graphic non-nonfiction, this series is good history for boys. Featuring problem solving in Ancient Greece, the book offers humorous and quirky illustrations to create situations within which tech learning easily happens...read more

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9781597712880 | Sea to Sea Pubns, January 1, 2011, cover price $31.35 | About this edition: High interest graphic non-nonfiction, this series is good history for boys.

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9781597712903 | Sea to Sea Pubns, January 1, 2011, cover price $28.50

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9781597712897 | Black Rabbit Books, January 1, 2011, cover price $28.50

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Product Description: This series offers a unique journey through different periods in history. Detailed artworks tell the story of a specific location as it changes with time. As they explore each scene, readers learn about the people who lived in this place, looking at their beliefs and ways of life...read more

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9780753464168 | Kingfisher, July 6, 2010, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: This series offers a unique journey through different periods in history.

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Product Description: Young readers with a love of science will enjoy this book about spiders! Learn about creepy spiders and hairy tarantulas. With an advanced sentence structure, full-color photographs, lively illustrations, and a full glossary, this is the perfect book to help children gain confidence in reading on their own...read more

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9780756662844, titled "Spiders' Secrets" | Dk Pub, May 17, 2010, cover price $14.99 | About this edition: Featuring redesigned jackets, interiors, and up-to-date vocabulary throughout, DK Readers now have a fresh new look!
9780789483720, titled "Spiders' Secrets" | Dk Pub, March 1, 2002, cover price $14.99 | About this edition: Describes various kinds of spiders, including the black widow, tarantula, and water spider, and examines their physical characteristics, behavior, and habitats.

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9780756662837, titled "Spiders' Secrets" | Dk Pub, May 17, 2010, cover price $3.99 | About this edition: Young readers with a love of science will enjoy this book about spiders!
9780789483737, titled "Spiders' Secrets" | Dk Pub, March 1, 2002, cover price $3.99 | About this edition: Describes various kinds of spiders, including the black widow, tarantula, and water spider, and examines their physical characteristics, behavior, and habitats.

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9780606244015, titled "Spiders' Secrets" | Demco Media, September 1, 2002, cover price $12.50 | About this edition: Describes various kinds of spiders, including the black widow, tarantula, and water spider, and examines their physical characteristics, behavior, and habitats.

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9780613456234, titled "Spiders' Secrets" | Turtleback Books, August 1, 2002, cover price $13.55 | About this edition: Describes various kinds of spiders, including the black widow, tarantula, and water spider, and examines their physical characteristics, behavior, and habitats.

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Product Description: A fascinating account of the world of work from prehistoric times to the present day. Covering so much more than the 9 to 5 this book looks at all kinds of work from child labour and slavery to high powered or highly dangerous jobs...read more

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9780199119868 | Oxford Univ Pr, April 1, 2010, cover price $11.60 | About this edition: A fascinating account of the world of work from prehistoric times to the present day.

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Product Description: Find out about the four legged friends of the Aztecs, bloomers and the bike revolution, and how the Wright brothers got it right! Read this book from start to finish for a social history of transport or dip in and out for fascinating and often hilarious facts...read more

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9780199119691 | Oxford Univ Pr, April 1, 2010, cover price $12.55 | About this edition: Find out about the four legged friends of the Aztecs, bloomers and the bike revolution, and how the Wright brothers got it right!

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Product Description: Would You Believe in Mexico people picnic at granny's grave?! is a wonderful account of family life, throughout history and all over the world. Welcoming a new child into a family, growing-up and leaving home, marriage and death, are all covered in this book...read more

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9780199119851 | Oxford Univ Pr, April 1, 2010, cover price $11.90 | About this edition: Would You Believe in Mexico people picnic at granny's grave?

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Product Description: Going back in time to examine some of history's most intriguing civilizations, this series investigates different time periods to offer fascinating facts to a young age group. Short, snappy facts about these thrilling historical figures, artifacts, and locations will keep children in awe, while guaranteeing a little learning in the process! With a bright, youthful design and colorful images, this series presents young readers with concise information and a glossary with key words explained to aid in vocabulary development...read more
By Richard Platt (contributor) and Brian Williams

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9781846962110 | Ticktock Pub Ltd, November 1, 2009, cover price $5.95 | About this edition: Going back in time to examine some of history's most intriguing civilizations, this series investigates different time periods to offer fascinating facts to a young age group.

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Describes a pirate's life, including weapons used, treasures sought, and punishments suffered.
By Richard Platt (contributor) and Brian Williams

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9780836845297 | Gareth Stevens Pub Learning library, January 1, 2005, cover price $23.00 | About this edition: Describes a pirate's life, including weapons used, treasures sought, and punishments suffered.

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9788421682050 | 1 deluxe edition (Editorial Bruno, June 30, 2009), cover price $33.95

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Product Description: The most trusted nonfiction series on the market, Eyewitness Books provide an in-depth, comprehensive look at their subjects with a unique integration of words and pictures. Eyewitness Spy is DK's classic look at the history of espionage, now reissued with a CD and wall chart.
By Geoff Dann (photographer), Steve Gorton (photographer) and Richard Platt

Hardcover:

9780756650346 | Wal har/cd edition (Dk Pub, May 18, 2009), cover price $16.99 | also contains Spy | About this edition: The most trusted nonfiction series on the market, Eyewitness Books provide an in-depth, comprehensive look at their subjects with a unique integration of words and pictures.

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9780756650353 | Dk Pub, May 18, 2009, cover price $19.99 | also contains Spy | About this edition: The most trusted nonfiction series on the market, Eyewitness Books provide an in-depth, comprehensive look at their subjects with a unique integration of words and pictures.

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Product Description: The most trusted nonfiction series on the market, Eyewitness Books provide an in-depth, comprehensive look at their subjects with a unique integration of words and pictures. Eyewitness Spy is DK's classic look at the history of espionage, now reissued with a CD and wall chart.

Hardcover:

9780756650346 | Wal har/cd edition (Dk Pub, May 18, 2009), cover price $16.99 | also contains Spy | About this edition: The most trusted nonfiction series on the market, Eyewitness Books provide an in-depth, comprehensive look at their subjects with a unique integration of words and pictures.
9780789458520 | Dk Pub, June 1, 2000, cover price $15.99 | About this edition: Presents information about men and women spies throughout history as well as about the tools and equipment they used in espionage and intelligence service.
9780679881223 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, September 1, 1996, cover price $19.00 | About this edition: Presents information about men and women spies throughout history as well as about the tools and equipment they used in espionage and intelligence service

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9780756650353 | Dk Pub, May 18, 2009, cover price $19.99 | also contains Spy | About this edition: The most trusted nonfiction series on the market, Eyewitness Books provide an in-depth, comprehensive look at their subjects with a unique integration of words and pictures.
9780789466167 | Dk Pub, June 1, 2000, cover price $19.99 | About this edition: Presents information about men and women spies throughout history as well as about the tools and equipment they used in espionage and intelligence service.
9780679981220 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, September 1, 1996, cover price $20.99 | About this edition: Presents information about men and women spies throughout history as well as about the tools and equipment they used in espionage and intelligence service

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9780613026154 | Turtleback Books, October 1, 1999, cover price $28.35 | About this edition: This Eyewitness Guide looks at the world of espionage, from the early spy masters to electronic surveillance.

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Product Description: Relive the drama of the Roman Empire through the eyes of a young Greek slave in this latest installment in an acclaimed historical series.Iliona never imagined that her sea voyage from Greece to Egypt would lead her to Rome. But when her ship is boarded by pirates, that’s where she ends up — as a slave...read more
By David Parkins (illustrator) and Richard Platt

School and Library:

9780763634803 | Candlewick Pr, May 12, 2009, cover price $18.99 | About this edition: Relive the drama of the Roman Empire through the eyes of a young Greek slave in this latest installment in an acclaimed historical series.

'Describes humans' food choices, preparations, and mealtime etiquette over the course of history'--Provided by publisher.

Hardcover:

9781587285776 | Two-Can Pub Inc, October 1, 2006, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: 'Describes humans' food choices, preparations, and mealtime etiquette over the course of history'--Provided by publisher.

Paperback:

9781587285783 | Two-Can Pub Inc, October 1, 2006, cover price $9.95 | About this edition: 'Describes humans' food choices, preparations, and mealtime etiquette over the course of history'--Provided by publisher.

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9781442008175 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, April 9, 2009), cover price $18.95
9781417757923 | Turtleback Books, October 1, 2006, cover price $20.80 | About this edition: 'Describes humans' food choices, preparations, and mealtime etiquette over the course of history'--Provided by publisher.

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