A City Through Time

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Dorling Kindersley, 2013 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
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Illustrated by Steve Noon

Revised and updated for a new generation!

In the bestselling A City Through Time, readers are invited to follow the progress of an imaginary city through six key periods of time, each captured by a scene of the city and zooming in on key buildings like a Roman bathhouse, medieval castle, and a modern skyscraper. Illustrations by award-winning artist Steve Noon provide a unique history of city life, transporting readers from an early Greek settlement to an industrial metropolis, while pull-outs surrounding the illustrations introduce the reader to the people who lived there, from Greek slaves to modern-day commuters.

New to this edition is a photographic section exploring amazing real-life cities — from ancient Babylon to Constantinople to 21st-century Tokyo.

Supports the Common Core State Standards.

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This was a very good book about the evolution of cities. It starts at the beginning and shows where later cities were built on the previous ones. The illustrations are very good. Recommend ages 8 to 12. Read full review

Review: A City Through Time

User Review  - Goodreads

Gorgeous, fascinating book. Incredible level of detail. If you look closely (and you will), you'll see a bit of humor on every page as well. A street cart vendor chasing down a thief, for example. Can't wait to read the rest of the series! Read full review

About the author (2013)

Si Sheppard is a graduate student of Political Science at John Hopkins University. He graduated with an MA Distinction from the University of Wellington and was winner of the Sir Desmond Todd Award for best thesis in a political subject. Simon Sheppard is a published author and has contributed a number of articles to leading journals, magazines and newspapers. For the Osprey Campaign series, he has previously written "Pharsalus 48 BC," The author lives in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Steve Noon was born in Kent, UK, and attended art college in Cornwall. He has had a life-long passion for illustration, and since 1985 has worked as a professional artist. Steve has provided award-winning illustrations for renowned publishers Dorling Kindersley, where his interest in historical illustration began.The illustrator lives in Cardiff, UK.

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