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A Question of History: Why did the Shang write on turtles? And other questions about the Shang Dynastyav Tim Cooke169
Take a look at the wackier side of history! Who were the Shang people? Why did they LOVE mud and moths? And just what made the Shang such fearsome warriors? A Question of History: The Shang Civilisation answers all these questions and much more. 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 8+. 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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1: The mighty Shang dynasty 2: Why did the Shang love AND hate mud? 3: Who was the Shang's perfect ruler? 4: Why did the Shang write on turtle shells? 5: Why were the Shang such fearsome warriors? 6: Why did the Shang bury things with the dead? 7: What was so special about Fu Hao? 8: How did the Shang know what day it was? 9: Were there really dragons in China? 10: Did the Shang really invite writing? 11: What was sp special about a green stone? 12: Why were moths so valuable? 13: Quick-fire questions 14: Glossary 15: Timeline & further information 16: Index