Case Closed?: Nine Mysteries Unlocked by Modern Science

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Kids Can Press Ltd, Aug 1, 2010 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 88 pages
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Egypt's first female pharaoh disappears around 1457 BCE --- was she murdered? Find out how DNA closes the case. The ancient Arabian Peninsula city of Ubar vanishes, seemingly without trace. Find out how old maps and modern space shuttles help solve the mystery. Sir John Franklin's 1845 expedition to find the Northwest Passage is never heard from again. Find out how spectroscopy points to some probable explanations.

Case Closed? examines these and six other mysteries from ancient and modern times. Accompanied by photos, maps, diagrams and illustrations, this book reveals how modern science sheds new light on people, vessels and entire civilizations throughout history that simply vanished. In some cases, the mystery has been solved. In other cases, readers can examine the latest evidence and decide for themselves.
 

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This almost A4 sized book has a very colourful cover, the illustrations show you the wide time lines which this book covers. The stories within the pages are detailed enough for readers with no ... Read full review

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CASE CLOSED? NINE MYSTERIES UNLOCKED BY MODERN SCIENCE by Susan Hughes is a children's nonfiction. It is full of information and is for children ages 8 to 12/grades 3 to 7. It has great llustrations ... Read full review

Contents

Gone Forever?
4
Hatshepsut
7
Hsu Fu
15
The City of Ubar
25
The Anasazi
35
Sir John Franklin
43
Anastasia
51
George LMallory
61
Star Dust
69
INS Dakar
77
Glossary
84
Index
86
Back Cover
89
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Susan Hughes an award-winning author, whose books for children include Case Closed?, No Girls Allowed, Earth to Audrey and Virginia. She has loved horses since she was a child and has long dreamed of setting a story on Sable Island. Susan lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Michael Wandelmaier is an illustrator and graphic designer who uses both traditional and digital media in his work. He is the illustrator of Case Closed? Michael lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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