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British Museum: A History of the World in 25 Cities [9781788006712]

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A gorgeous, large-format gift hardback with a stunning neon cover, A History of the World in 25 Cities features 25 beautifully illustrated city maps from all over the world, from ancient history to the present day.

Co-authored by award-winning children's authors Tracey Turner and Andrew Donkin in consultation with specialist curators at the British Museum, readers can visit cities from every continent on Earth, from the walled city of Jericho built over 10,000 years ago, to the modern-day metropolis of Tokyo, the most-densely populated city in the world today.

Featuring vibrant, beautifully detailed artwork from Libby VanderPloeg, each carefully researched map takes readers on a city tour at a unique moment in time - from exploring Athens in ancient Greece during the birth of democracy, to walking the beautiful lamplit streets of medieval Benin, deep in the West African rainforest. Readers can even visit China's long-lost capital city of Xianyang - a city for which no original map exists, which was painstakingly recreated with support from the British Museum's team fantastic team of experts.

Each map is followed by two gorgeously illustrated pages of fascinating information about what life was (or is like) like for the inhabitants of each city at the time, including a bite-sized look at each city in numbers.

Packed with countless facts for curious readers to return to again and again, this is a perfect gift for children who want to explore history from around the world. Cities featured include Jericho, Memphis, Athens, Rome, Constantinople, Jorvik, Baghdad, Benin City, Tenochtitlan, Granada, Beijing, Venice, Delhi, Cuzco, Amsterdam, Sydney, Paris, London, Bangkok, Saint Petersburg, New York City, Berlin, San Francisco and Tokyo, plus an exploration of Cities of Today and Cities of Tomorrow.

A stunningly illustrated book of extraordinary city maps, telling the story of human civilisation throughout history.

AUTHOR: Tracey Turner (Author) Tracey Turner has written lots of books for children, including How Many Mice Make an Elephant, The Curious Book of Lists, Exploding Beetles and Inflatable Fish, and more than 80 other titles. Her work has been published in over 20 languages and many of her books have gone on to become best-sellers. She lives in Bath, southwest England with Tom and their son, Toby, and Wellington the dog, and works as a writer and editor. Andrew Donkin (Author) Andrew Donkin has sold over 10 million children's books and graphic novels, worldwide. His graphic novel, Illegal (co-written with Eoin Colfer), was an international bestseller and has won or been nominated for over 40 book awards. Andrew has written for many global franchises, including Batman, Superman, Doctor Who, and Artemis Fowl. His non-fiction work includes biographies of Roald Dahl, William Shakespeare and Albert Einstein. He loves books, comics, and tea. Andrew lives near the river Thames in London with his family.

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9781788006712
ISBN13:
9781788006712
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Author:
Tracey Turner
Publisher:
Nosy Crow Ltd
Publication:
02-Sep-2021
Format:
Hardback
Pages:
112
Chart Position:
1311
Weight:
990 Grams
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