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Books in Story of the World series

  • The Early Middle Ages

    Brian Williams, Remo Berselli, Antonio Molino

    Paperback (Cherrytree Books, )
  • The Story of the Chicago Cubs

    Tyler Omoth

    Library Binding (Creative Educ, July 1, 2007)
    A history of the Chicago Cubs highlights the key players and memorable games of the baseball team.
  • The Struggle for Sea Power, Book IV of the Story of the World

    M. B. Synge

    Hardcover (Cosimo Classics, Jan. 1, 2013)
  • History of the World - Greek Mythology

    Don Nardo

    Hardcover (KidHaven Press, April 12, 2002)
    The characters and stories of Greek mythology have become part of the very fabric of Western culture, especially its literature, music, and visual arts (including motion pictures). In this fascinating volume, young readers are introduced to the mythical origins of the gods and humans; the adventures of the mighty Heracles (Hercules); the exciting Trojan War; and three timeless tales of love.
  • Foxes, Wolves and Wild Dogs of the World

    David Alderton, Bruce Tanner

    Hardcover (Facts on File, Aug. 1, 1994)
    Dogs have become an integral part of the lives of millions of people around the world - as working animals or simply as domestic pets - but their wild relatives are being pushed ever closer to extinction. The ancestor of the domestic dog, the grey wolf, has been eliminated from most of Europe and, in the USA, the red wolf's plight is such that it is currently the subject of an intensive captive-breeding and reintroduction program.This book examines all members of the Canidae, showing where the existing 34 species are distributed, and how they have been affected by human pressures. David Alderton describes fully the form, function, reproduction, lifestyles and distribution of the wild canids. The text is illustrated throughout by superb color photographs, specially taken for this book. There are also clear distribution maps for every species, and a full checklist of the Canidae.It is the ultimate irony that though we have accepted the domestic dog into our homes, we still generally perceive its ancestor as an evil killer. Such a lack of understanding is probably the greatest barrier to the effective conservation of wolves and other wild canids. Foxes, Wolves and Wild Dogs of the World breaks down these popular misconceptions and shows that positive action is needed to safeguard the future of wild canids.
  • History of the World - The U.S. Constitution

    Don Nardo

    Hardcover (KidHaven Press, Oct. 9, 2001)
    The U.S. Constitution is one of the greatest political documents ever conceived. In this concise but highly informative volume, young readers learn who created the Constitution and why; how it set up a new government based on three branches with checks and balances; and the essential freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights.
  • Seals and Sea Lions of the World

    Nigel Bonner

    Hardcover (Facts on File, Nov. 1, 1994)
    This latest title in the "Of the World" series - the seventeenth - covers that fascinating group of animals whose evolution into their present forms and life-styles seems almost contradictory. While seals, sea lions and walruses are indeed mammals, their habitat is very much an aquatic one, their limbs now fully adapted for swimming rather than land locomotion.The various families of the order Pinnipedia - fur seals, sea lions, walruses and the phocid seals - are described and illustrated. Evolution, classification, distribution, life-cycles, zoology and their current status and future are all fully discussed. In addition, the complex question of their relationship with humans is examined. As with other marine-dwelling mammals, the issues are controversial. In examining topics such as conflicts between seals and fishing and culling and the fur trade, expert author Nigel Bonner adopts a professional and unemotional approach, based on first-hand knowledge and much experience.Their aquatic life and the remoteness of their habitats make the seals and their kin hard to study. Yet encounters with these species have produced in many people a particularly strong response, sometimes becoming sentimental. This book sensibly places them in context through a clear understanding of their natural history and their interactions with humans. The text is enhanced throughout by some 100 color photographs, detailed diagrams and maps.
  • The New World

    Monica Dambrosio, Roberto Barbieri, Brian Williams, Remo Berselli

    Hardcover (Cherrytree Books, )
  • History of the World - The Italian Renaissance

    P. M. Boekhoff & Stuart A. Kallen

    Library Binding (KidHaven Press, July 1, 2003)
    During the late Middle Ages, Italy was at the center of a renaissance, or rebirth, in music, architecture, literature, and painting. The Italian Renaissance examines this phenomenon that produced the immortal works of da Vinci, Raphael, and Michelangelo, and others.
  • Ancient Egypt and Greece

    Neil Grant

    Library Binding (McRae Books, Aug. 1, 2009)
    Presents a detailed overview of the history of the ancient Greek and Egyptian civilizations, through the age of Alexander the Great.
  • Emma Edmonds: nurse and spy,

    Marian Talmadge

    Hardcover (Putnam, March 15, 1970)
  • Foxes, Wolves & Wild Dogs of the World

    David Alderton, Bruce Tanner

    Paperback (Sterling Pub Co Inc, Dec. 31, 1998)
    A guide to the wild members of the canine family, including foxes, wolves, coyotes and dingos. Sections include: classification and species; distribution and habitat; physiology and zoology; breeding and reproduction; food and feeding; behaviour and life cycles; and interaction with humans.