This series succeeds dramatically in communicating the unique charm, the allure, and the cultures of other parts of the world. Here also are geography, history, economics, key attractions ... and so much more. The result is a delightful mix of enchantment that is as riveting as it is informative.From the start, readers are caught up in the crisp style of the series. Whether it's a description of bustling London, or an incredibly readable explanation of the decline of ancient Egypt, 5th-grade-and-up students are right there ... visualizing ... understanding ... and remembering Best of all, little is overlooked that will contribute to the readers' total appreciation of a culture. Be it sagas of Vikings or folktales of trolls. Or even acknowledgment of modern Vikings like Thor Heyerdahl. There's mystery such as England's Stonehenge and Egypt's Great Pyramids ... plus nature's wonders -- like Australia's egg-laying platypus and China's gentle but rare pandas. Everything is there ... to be enjoyed, relished, and learned from.Each book also includes a chapter of brief biographies of important people. And each features an 8-10 page reference section of quick facts, perfect for students' research, about such subjects as population, government, geographical data, currency, and historical chronology. Throughout, all the books are ablaze with a generous amount of beautiful full-color photographs.Enchantment of the World can be of equal importance in the library or social studies classroom. Either way, it's a series that students will go back to again and again.
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Muslim Dynasties History from 642 to 1800
The Great Game History from 1800 to 1973
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Abdali Abdur Rahman Khan Achaemenid Empire Afghan territory agricultural Ahmad Shah Alexander Amanullah Amin amir Amu Darya Anglo-Afghan army Asia Babur Balkh border British Burhanuddin Rabbani capital central highlands century constitution cotton council Darius desert Dost Muhammad Dostam Durrani dynasty economic elected fighting forces Genghis Khan Ghazni groups guerrilla Habibullah Habibullah Ghazi Hafizullah Amin Hekmatyar Helmand Herat Hindu Kush India industrial Iran Islamic IUAM Jalalabad Kabul Karmal Khyber Pass killed kilometers king Kushan land leader live Londoni Loya Jirgah Mahmud major Masoud Mazar-i Sharif meters million Mohammad Najibullah Mongol mosque mountains mujahideen Nadir Shah Najibullah nomads northern Pakistan party PDPA percent Persian Peshawar political present-day president prime minister provinces Pushtun Qandahar Rabbani rebels reform refugees region religion Republic rice River ruler Russian Safavid Sassanians Shiite Soviet Union Tajik Taraki Timur trade traditional tribal tribes troops United Nations Uzbek women Zahir Shah