A Question of History: Why were Maya games so deadly? And other questions about the Maya (inbunden)
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Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
32
Utgivningsdatum
2021-03-25
Upplaga
Illustrated ed
Förlag
Wayland
ISBN
9781526315281
A Question of History: Why were Maya games so deadly? And other questions about the Maya (inbunden)

A Question of History: Why were Maya games so deadly? And other questions about the Maya

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Take a look at the wackier side of history! Did the Maya really invent hot chocolate? Why did they have pointed heads? And did the Maya civilisation really disappear? With an engaging question and answer format, this series draws young readers into the fascinating, sometimes gruesome, world of famous peoples and civilisations through history. Each spread opens with a simple question, opening up an exploration of an aspect of the life of a people or civilisation and busting some popular myths along the way!. The lively lay-out is supported by annotated photos and cartoons, making history fun and accessible for readers aged 9+. Titles in the series: What happened to mummies' brains? And other questions about the Ancient Egyptians Did the kings of Benin really keep pet leopards? And other questions about the kingdom of Benin Did the Celts really use hair gel? And other questions about the Stone Age, Iron Age and Bronze Age Why did the ancient Greeks use elephants in battle? And other questions about the ancient Greeks Why did the Maya stick needles in their tongues? And other questions about the Maya Did the Romans really eat flamingos? And other questions about the Romans Why did the Shang write on turtles? And other questions about the Shang Dynasty Did the Vikings really wear horns on their helmets? And other questions about the Vikings
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Tim Cooke is a graduate of Oxford University. He has worked in children's publishing for over 20 years, and has written or contributed to dozens of books on a wide range of subjects. Among his publications as writer or editor are numerous sets about military history, particularly the American Revolution, the Civil War, World Wars I and II, and the Vietnam War. He has also written extensively about general history, both ancient and modern.

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1: Who were the Maya? 2: Why did the Maya build islands? 3: Why were Mayan pyramids SO steep? 4: Who was Pakel the Great? 5: Did the Maya really stick needles in their tongues? 6: Why were Mayan sports so deadly? 7: Did the Maya really invent hot chocolate? 8: Why did the Maya have pointed heads? 9: How did the Maya write with pictures? 10: How did sticks help to predict the future? 11: Were feathers really worth more than gold? 12: Where did everybody go?! 13: Quick-fire questions 14: Glossary 15: Timeline and further information 16: Index