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Americans at War: A Gareth Stevens Timeline Series
The United States was forged on the battlefields of the American Revolution. Since then, the country’s history has been continuously shaped by conflict, both within its borders and around the world. This collection is an excellent and accessible introduction to the military history of the United Sta...

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Timeline of the Civil War
Did you know that it was not until over a year into the Civil War that the abolition of slavery became a stated war aim of the North? Readers can discover this fact along with a comprehensive account of the war that forever shaped American history in this valuable resource. Through the use of both g...

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Timeline of the Revolutionary War
America emerged from the Revolutionary War as an independent nation, but it took many difficult battles over many years for independence to be achieved. Budding historians will discover the compelling stories behind the defining moments of the Revolutionary War—from Lexington and Concord to Yorktown...

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Timeline of the Vietnam War
The Vietnam War was one of the most polarizing wars in American history. Readers explore the war’s history and impact in this engrossing volume. A timeline of important military campaigns and political decisions runs throughout the book, while more specific timelines detail the events highlighted in...

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Timeline of the War on Terror
The war on terror is a war that is far-reaching in its scope and complex in its tactics. In this book, readers discover the worldwide efforts being made to fight terrorism—from the caves of Afghanistan to the intelligence agencies of Europe and America. They see the chain of causes and effects conne...

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Timeline of World War I
It was called the “War to End War,” cost over 35 million lives, and changed the scope of warfare forever. Readers discover these and many more vital facts about World War I in this absorbing history resource. A general timeline highlights the major events of the war for readers, and each chapter fea...

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Timeline of World War II: Europe and North Africa
The European and North African fronts were where World War II began and where many of its defining events took place. In this engrossing volume, readers learn the stories and strategies behind many of the seminal moments of World War II—from the invasion of Poland to the storming of Normandy’s beach...

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Timeline of World War II: Pacific
World War II was the largest war in history, with battles taking place throughout Europe, North Africa, and the islands of the Pacific Ocean. In this book, readers will learn about the varied military campaigns that took place in the Pacific, from Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor to its surrender near...

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America's Westward Expansion
Focusing on a key topic in American history curriculum, America's Westward Expansion explores the people, places, and events that not only changed the size but also shaped the character of the United States in the 19th century. Clear text explains the factors that drew people west, while archival ph...

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California and the Southwest Join the United States
Focusing on a key topic in American history curriculum, America's Westward Expansion explores the people, places, and events that not only changed the size but also shaped the character of the United States in the 19th century. Clear text explains the factors that drew people west, while archival ph...

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Cattle Ranching in the American West
Focusing on a key topic in American history curriculum, America's Westward Expansion explores the people, places, and events that not only changed the size but also shaped the character of the United States in the 19th century. Clear text explains the factors that drew people west, while archival ph...

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Famous Wagon Trails
Focusing on a key topic in American history curriculum, America's Westward Expansion explores the people, places, and events that not only changed the size but also shaped the character of the United States in the 19th century. Clear text explains the factors that drew people west, while archival ph...

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Pioneer Life in the American West
Focusing on a key topic in American history curriculum, America's Westward Expansion explores the people, places, and events that not only changed the size but also shaped the character of the United States in the 19th century. Clear text explains the factors that drew people west, while archival ph...

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Gareth Stevens Timelines (Science Highlights / History Highlights / Americans at War Combo Set)
This fascinating collection takes readers on an amazing journey through the most important moments in the history of our world, mapping the way from ancient times to our modern digital age with detailed timelines throughout each book. Fact boxes, sidebars, maps, and a rich resource section further e...

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History Highlights: A Gareth Stevens Timeline Series
This fascinating set presents a varied and entertaining selection of our past. From the artistically fecund period of the Renaissance to the entire history of the Muslim World, readers will be taken on an unforgettable and informative journey. They’ll read about the Classical world, the Middle Ages,...

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Timeline of the Classical World
This book traces the growth of Western Civilization, which began in Greece around 2000 B.C. It then spread to Italy, where the Romans built a vast empire that stretched from Britain to the coast of Arabia. Beautiful primary sources, maps, and a detailed timeline offer a deep exploration of the Class...

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Timeline of the Colonial World
The colonial period—dramatically and objectively presented here—was one of great exploration and great controversy. Europeans conquered much of North and South America and then brought Africans to work as slaves in their new colonies. Local resistance to foreign rule led to the American Revolution a...

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Timeline of the Industrial Revolution
This resource is perfect for visual learners as it presents one of the most dramatic sweeping eras of our time; the industrial revolution. Stunning, detailed, and thoughtful primary sources support a thrilling narrative about the time between 1700 and 1900. At the heart of the change was technologic...

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Timeline of the Middle Ages
Between the 6th century and the 12th century, Europe was divided between several regional powers. This book—rich in primary sources, imagery, and engaging text—provides a concise introduction to a hugely complex period. The east was dominated by Byzantium (modern Istanbul). Much of the north was rul...

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Timeline of the Muslim World
After the death of its founder, the Islamic faith spread quickly from its cradle in Arabia across Western Asia and North Africa and into southern Europe. This book shows how Muslim culture flourished in defiance of attack on it by foreign powers and opponents. The lasting legacy of the Prophet Muham...

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Timeline of the Renaissance
The Renaissance was the golden period when Europe emerged from the Middle Ages. There were great leaps forward in all aspects of human activity. Progress in a single discipline such as science rippled through other areas, creating advances across all. This book describes some of the greatest achieve...

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Moments in History
This insightful series introduces readers to some of the most important events in modern history. From World War I to the Cold War, readers are encouraged to think critically about the effects these watershed moments have had on the world. Written in a straightforward, engaging style, the books incl...

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Why Did Hiroshima Happen?
In the early morning hours of August 6, 1945, a B-29 bomber headed for the city of Hiroshima to drop an atomic bomb on the city. The aftermath of the bombing still lives with its inhabitants today. This book details the events of Hiroshima and explains why this haunting event occurred. Photographs f...

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Why Did the Cold War Happen?
The Cold War Era dominated politics between the United States and the Soviet Union for more than thirty years. During this time, the two superpowers tried different methods to undermine each other without outright attack. What led to this long period of mutual hostility? This book delves into this q...

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Why Did the Great Depression Happen?
The decade of the 1920s was a good time to be an American; wealth and luxury were on the rise, culture and music was roarin’, and the world was returning to normalcy following World War I. All this changed after the stock market crash of 1929 slammed the United States into the Great Depression, whic...

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Why Did the Holocaust Happen?
The Holocaust was genocide of devastating proportions, perpetrated by the German government during World War II. During this time, millions of Jews were imprisoned or killed along with gypsies, the disabled, Communists, Socialists, and others. The atrocities committed during the Holocaust were, up t...

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Why Did the Rise of the Nazis Happen?
Following their defeat during World War I, the Germans were looking for new leadership. Nazi Germany, also called the Third Reich, began when Adolf Hitler became Chancellor of Germany under the National Socialist German Worker’s Party (NSDAP) whose followers were called Nazis. Why the Germans embrac...

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Why Did the Vietnam War Happen?
The Vietnam War was a conflict between communist North Vietnam and the government of South Vietnam. The war spanned more than 15 years, and American involvement in the war was a point of great controversy. This book offers a well-balanced look at the causes of the war and surrounding controversies. ...

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Why Did World War I Happen?
World War I, a war that lead to the deaths of 15 million people, started with the assignation of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria on June 28, 1914. How did the assignation of one leader result in armed conflict involving more than 20 countries from multiple continents? The answer to this question and m...

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Why Did World War II Happen?
A mere two decades after the conclusion of World War I, another large-scale military conflict entrenched most of Europe and many other countries in warfare for a second time. Many of the causes of World War II can be found in the effects of World War I. This book examines some of those causes and ef...

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Ancient Greek Myths
The gods of Greece were powerful, but even the mightiest of them, Zeus, did not get his own way all the time. This volume reveals how the deities of Mount Olympus often sided with humans in their struggles to outwit each other.

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Ancient Roman Myths
The Romans adapted the ancient Greek gods and added several new deities of their own, including the emperors Julius Caesar and Augustus. Through a lively narrative and interesting sidebars, readers will learn about the colorful and inspiring roman deities, including the founder of Rome, Romulus.

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Chinese and Japanese Myths
The earliest myths of China date from around 3,000 years ago. They were weaved into the local belief systems—Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism—and later transported across the sea to Japan, where they were adapted into the local religion, Shinto. This book explores the rich offerings of Chinese and...

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Mesoamerican Myths
The early inhabitants of Mexico, Central America, and South America had highly developed belief systems and a wide range of vivid myths. These myths bore ancient and fascinating customs, including sacrifices. The engaging narrative of this book is supported by sidebars and beautiful images. Readers ...

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Myths from Around the World
One of the most interesting ways to learn about other cultures is through the myths, legends, and stories that they pass on to successive generations. From the tales of the heroes of Greek myth to the mischievous Anansi of African folklore, these stories explain larger truths about the societies and...

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Native American Myths
Many Native American myths concern the spirits that created and rule nature. Believers were able to understand and communicate with these supernatural forces through the shaman or healer. This book explores the many fascinating myths of various Native American cultures.

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West African Myths
Readers get to explore a mythical world of sky, war, iron, and creator gods. The myths of West Africa are as diverse and varied as the peoples of the region. Even today, they form integral parts of the Igbo and Yoruba religions and have been partly adopted into local variants of mainstream Christian...

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Government Maps
This book shows some of the ways geography is used in the political realm. In peacetime, governments use maps to chart land ownership, boundaries, and population distribution in order to ensure that public services are close and available to the people who need them. In war, strategists use maps to ...

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Maps and Cities
The compilation of urban maps presents cartographers with a unique set of problems. This book examines some of the most challenging difficulties, including the question of how to represent large numbers of tightly packed features within a tiny area on a small-scale map.

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Maps and Exploration
As explorers discovered new lands, the world’s borders seemed to expand and people developed a new interest in maps. This book documents the development of cartography—or mapmaking—and examines some of the controversies related to the world of exploration and the mapping of newly discovered or conqu...

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Maps and Mapping the World
This book charts the history of maps of the world and the known universe. It shows that, in general, the higher the mapmaker’s position, the more accurate the map. It also demonstrates that maps have always had to accurately represent areas that cannot be seen, such as the ocean floor.

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Maps and Measurement
This book examines practical mapmaking. Readers will be fascinated with projection, which is the way in which mapmakers reproduce the Earth’s three-dimensional features on flat paper. They’ll learn how positions are fixed through coordinates of latitude and longitude.

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Maps and Navigation
Ancient navigators plotted their courses by reference to the position of the Sun or the stars. This book traces the fascinating development of pathfinding techniques, from these early beginnings to modern radar and global positioning satellites.

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Maps Today
While printed maps are still widely used, modern technology has created a vast range of new ways to present and use geographical information. This book looks at some of the most exciting recent developments, including computer-generated maps and three-dimensional simulations.

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Travel Maps
We use maps to get us from one place to another, yet maps for travelers and explorers vary widely. This volume presents the history of travel maps, from early lists of directions for pilgrims and sailors to modern-day systems used by aircraft and ships. It also takes a look at GPS route-finders in a...

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Understanding Maps of Our World
Maps are what make it possible to travel far from home, over land and sea, and still have a good idea where we are. This unique series takes a look at different types of maps, how they’re made, and what areas they service. These books teach young cartographers and travel fans how to understand the i...

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