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    Religion

    Langley, Myrtle.

    Introduces the history, philosophies, and rituals of various world religions including Hinduism, Buddhism, Shintoism, Zoroastrianism, and Christianity.

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    BRO

    Book

    Brookfield, Karen.

    Text and photographs trace the evolution of the written word, how the alphabet grew out of pictures, the development of papermaking, bookbinding, children's books, and more.

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    HIL

    Witches & magic-makers

    Hill, Douglas Arthur, 1935-

    Presents the practices, rituals, and roles of witches and magic-makers around the world and throughout history.

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    LAN

    Religion

    Langley, Myrtle.

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    TUB

    Bible lands

    Tubb, Jonathan N.

    Photographs and text document life in Biblical times, surveying the clothing, food, and civilizations of a wide variety of cultures, including the Israelites, Babylonians, Persians, and Romans.

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    327.12
    PLA

    Spy

    Platt, Richard.

    Presents information about men and women spies throughout history as well as about the tools and equipment they used in espionage and intelligence service.

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    332.4
    CRI

    Money

    Cribb, Joe.

    Examines, in text and photographs, the symbolic and material meaning of money, from shekels, shells, and beads to gold, silver, checks, and credit cards. Also discusses how coins and banknotes are made, the value of money during wartime, and how to collect coins.

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    HOL

    Battle

    Holmes, Richard, 1946-

    Presents a history of battles, from the hand-to-hand combat of the ancient Assyrians to the artillery actions of World War I.

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    355.81
    BYA

    Arms & armor

    Byam, Michele, 1944-

    A photo essay examining the design, construction, and uses of hand weapons and armor from a Stone Age axe to the revolvers and rifles of the Wild West.

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    BYA

    Arms & armor

    Byam, Michele, 1944-

    A photo essay examining the design, construction, and uses of hand weapons and armor from a Stone Age axe to the revolvers and rifles of the Wild West.

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    359.9
    MAL

    Submarine

    Mallard, Neil.

    Presents an illustrated introduction to submarines, explaining what they are, how they work, the history of their development, weapons systems, and their use in war and scientific research, and includes a description of what it is like to live aboard a submarine, as well as a look at submarine disasters.

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    364.1
    PLA

    Pirate

    Platt, Richard.

    Explores the world of pirates, from the Viking raiders to the buccaneers of the Spanish Main.

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    PUT

    Mummy

    Putnam, James.

    Documents the history and significance of mummies, both natural and man-made, and describes the principles and ceremonies associated with them.

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    SYM

    Crystal & gem

    Symes, R. F.

    Describes how crystals form in nature, how crystals are grown artificially, and how crystals are used in industry. Numerous color photos with text identify the various gemstones.

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    551.21
    VAN

    Volcano & earthquake

    Van Rose, Susanna.

    Photographs and text explain the causes and effects of volcanoes and earthquakes and examine specific occurrences throughout history.

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    551.46
    MAC

    Ocean

    MacQuitty, Miranda.

    Invites the reader to discover the earth's oceans and marine life. Includes information on required skills and equipment for underwater exploration.

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    551.5
    COS

    Weather

    Cosgrove, Brian, 1926-

    Photographs and text depict different aspects of weather and how it is forecast.

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    SYM

    Rocks & minerals

    Symes, R. F.

    Text and photographs examine the creation, importance, erosion, mining, and uses of rocks and minerals.

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    560
    LIN

    Prehistoric life

    Lindsay, William.

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    560
    TAY

    Fossil

    Taylor, Paul D.

    A photo essay about different types of fossils, from bacteria and algae to birds and mammals.

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    567.91
    NOR

    Dinosaur

    Norman, David, 1930-

    Text and photographs explore the world of the dinosaurs, focusing on such aspects as their teeth, feet, eggs, and fossils.

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    574.5
    GRE

    Jungle

    Greenaway, Theresa, 1947-

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    574.5
    PAR

    Pond & river

    Parker, Steve.

    A photo essay about the range of plants and animals found in fresh water throughout the year, examining the living conditions and survival mechanisms of creatures dwelling at the edge of the water, on its surface, or under the mud.

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    BUR

    Plant

    Burnie, David.

    A photo essay introduces the world of plants, including the germination of seeds, plant defenses, and uses of plants.

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    582.16
    BUR

    Tree

    Burnie, David.

    Photographs and text explore the anatomy and life cycle of trees, examining the different kinds of bark, seeds, and leaves, the commercial processing of trees to make lumber, the creatures that live in trees, and other aspects.

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    PAR

    Seashore

    Parker, Steve.

    Brief text and photos introduce the animal inhabitants of the seashore, including fish, crustaceans, snails, and shorebirds.

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    594
    ART

    Shell

    Arthur, Alex.

    Photographs and text examine different types of shells, including seashells, eggshells, and fossil shells, focusing on such aspects as how shells camouflage themselves and how they may be collected.

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    595.7
    MOU

    Insect

    Mound, L. A. (Laurence Alfred)

    Photographs and text explore the world of insects.

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    595.78
    WHA

    Butterfly & moth

    Whalley, Paul Ernest Sutton.

    Photographs and text explore the behavior and life cycles of butterflies and moths, examining mating rituals, camouflage, habitat, growth from pupa to larva to adult, and other aspects.

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    596.0471
    PAR

    Skeleton

    Parker, Steve.

    Discusses the evolution, structure, and function of the human and animal skeletal systems.

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    597
    MAC

    Shark

    MacQuitty, Miranda.

    Describes, in text and photographs, the physical characteristics, behavior, and life cycle of various types of sharks.

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    597
    PAR

    Fish

    Parker, Steve.

    Photographs and text explore the characteristics, habitats, and variety of fishes and other undersea life.

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    597.6
    CLA

    Amphibian

    Clarke, Barry.

    Examines the evolution, behavior, physical characteristics, and life cycle of all kinds of amphibians.

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    597.9
    MCC

    Reptile

    McCarthy, Colin.

    Photographs and text depict the many different kinds of reptiles, their similarities and differences, habitats, and behavior.

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    598
    BUR

    Bird

    Burnie, David.

    A photo essay on the world of birds examining such topics as body construction, feathers and flight, the adaptation of beaks and feet, feeding habits, courtship, nests and eggs, and bird watching.

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    599
    PAR

    Mammal

    Parker, Steve.

    Photographs and text examine the world of mammals, depicting their development, feeding habits, courtship rituals, protective behavior, and physical adaptation to their various ways of life.

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    599.5
    PAP

    Whale

    Papastavrou, Vassili.

    Describes whales, dolphins, seals, and other marine mammals, their habitats, means of communication, and family life.

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    599.6
    RED

    Elephant

    Redmond, Ian.

    Discusses elephants, their physiology, behavior, evolution, relatives, uses by humans, and conservation.

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    599.74
    CLU

    Dog

    Clutton-Brock, Juliet.

    Text and photographs highlight the evolutionary history of the dog family, their domestication, anatomy, behavior, and breeds.

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    599.8
    RED

    Gorilla

    Redmond, Ian.

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    601
    TAM

    Future

    Tambini, Michael.

    Provides a speculative look ahead to the technological, environmental, and biological developments of the twenty-first century.

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    BEN

    Invention

    Bender, Lionel.

    Photographs and text explore such inventions as the wheel, gears, levers, clocks, telephones, and rocket engines.

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    KEN

    Boat

    Kentley, Eric.

    A history of the development and uses of boats, ships, and rafts, from birch-bark canoes to luxury liners.

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    625.1
    COI

    Train

    Coiley, John.

    Traces the development of railways from the first Babylonian rutways to the electromagnetic, driverless trains of today and describes how trains are built and operated.

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    629.13
    NAH

    Flying machine

    Nahum, Andrew.

    A photo essay tracing the history and development of aircraft from hot-air balloons to jetliners. Includes information on the principles of flight and the inner workings of various flying machines.

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    629.222
    SUT

    Car

    Sutton, Richard (Richard Charles Blyth)

    A photo essay about the history, development, and impact of automobiles from horseless carriages and Model T Fords to today's high-performance racing cars; featuring detailed cutaway photos showing how the moving parts of a car work.

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    636.1
    CLU

    Horse

    Clutton-Brock, Juliet.

    A photo essay introducing members of the horse family, their evolution, behavior, importance, history, breeding, and training. Includes major international breeds of domestic horses.

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    ARD

    Music

    Ardley, Neil.

    Text and pictures introduce musical instruments from early times to the present--from pipes and flutes to electronic synthesizers.

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    791.43
    PLA

    Film

    Platt, Richard.

    A photographic essay explores the history and technology of filmmaking, including how a set is built, how stunts are performed, how special effects are achieved, and how films are edited.

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    792.8
    GRA

    Dance

    Grau, Andr┼Że.

    Surveys all forms of dance throughout the world, discussing its cultural and social significance, its costume, its history, and noted dancers and choreographers.

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    796
    HAM

    Sports

    Hammond, Tim.

    Examines the equipment, rules, and background of many different team, target, and court sports, including soccer, rugby, Gaelic football, softball, cricket, ice hockey, table tennis, archery, and pool.

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    796.332
    BUC

    Football

    Buckley, James, Jr.

    Provides an illustrated look at many varied aspects of the popular sport of professional football, including the history of the game, evolution of equipment, the playing field and modern stadiums, players, fans, and more.

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    796.334
    HOR

    Soccer

    Hornby, Hugh.

    Examines all aspects of the game of soccer: its history, rules, techniques, tactics, equipment, playing fields, competitive play, and more.

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    796.48
    OXL

    Olympic games

    Oxlade, Chris.

    Surveys the history and traditions of the Olympics, highlighting memorable events from ancient Greece to the present day.

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    909
    PUT

    Pyramid

    Putnam, James.

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    910
    MAC

    Desert

    MacQuitty, Miranda.

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    910
    MAT

    Explorer

    Matthews, Rupert.

    Highlights various explorers and their discoveries.

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    910.4
    PLA

    Shipwreck

    Platt, Richard.

    Describes the history of shipwrecks, famous wrecks, causes, navigation and rescue techniques, and underwater archeology and the exploration of wrecks.

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    929.9
    CRA

    Flag

    Crampton, W. G. (William G.)

    A photographic essay about flags from countries all over the world and such special flags as signal flags for ships and boats, flags for special festivals and sports, political flags and coats of arms. Also includes information about the meaning of shapes and colors on flags.

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    930.1
    MCI

    Archeology

    McIntosh, Jane.

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    930.1
    MER

    Early humans

    Text and photographs present a description of early humans: their origins; their tools and weapons; how they hunted and foraged for food; and the role of family life, money, religion, and magic.

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    931
    COT

    Ancient China

    Cotterell, Arthur.

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    932.01
    HAR

    Ancient Egypt

    Hart, George, 1945-

    A photo essay on ancient Egypt and the people who lived there, documented through the mummies, pottery, weapons, and other objects they left behind. Describes their society, religion, obsession with the afterlife, and methods of mummification.

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    937
    JAM

    Ancient Rome

    James, Simon.

    A photo essay documenting ancient Rome and the people who lived there as revealed through the many artifacts they left behind, including shields, swords, tools, toys, cosmetics, and jewelry.

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    PEA

    Ancient Greece

    Pearson, Anne.

    Describes the land, history, and civilization of ancient Greece.

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    940.1
    GRA

    Knight

    Dann, Geoff.

    Discusses the age of knighthood, covering such aspects as arms, armor, training, ceremonies, tournaments, the code of chivalry, and the Crusades.

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    940.1
    GRA

    Castle

    Gravett, Christopher, 1951-

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    940.3
    ADA

    World War I

    Adams, Simon, 1955-

    An illustrated history of World War I, examining key events, battles, weapons, uniforms, and other aspects of the conflict.

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    940.53
    ADA

    World War II

    Adams, Simon, 1955-

    Text and photos present the key events, battles, weapons, uniforms, and cultural phenomena, such as propaganda, of the Axis and Allies during the Second World War.

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    954
    CHA

    India

    Chatterjee, Manini, 1961-

    Photographs and text describe the history, art, culture, politics, customs, and religions of India.

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    960
    Ayo

    Africa

    Ayo, Yvonne.

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    970.004
    MUR

    North American Indian

    Murdoch, David Hamilton, 1937-

    Explores the rich cultures of Native Americans -- from the Pueblo-dwellers of the Southwest to the whale hunters of the frozen North.

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    BAQ

    Aztec, Inca & Maya

    Baquedano, Elizabeth.

    Chronicles the history, beliefs, and everyday lives of the ancient Aztec, Inca, and Maya peoples.

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    972.BAQ

    Aztec, Inca & Maya

    Baquedano, Elizabeth.

    Chronicles the history, beliefs, and everyday lives of the ancient Aztec, Inca, and Maya peoples.

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    973.3
    MUR

    American Revolution

    Murray, Stuart, 1948-

    A visual guide, accompanied by text, to the people, battles, and events of America's war for independence.

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