Step into the world of the Chinese Empire and uncover the secrets of the world s oldest continuous civilization. Explore Chinese culture and beliefs, from their origins through to the abdication of the last emperor. Discover fascinating facts about the Chinese people and find out why tombs were filled with pottery figures, who the terracotta warriors were, and how silk was made. Practical projects bring the past alive fly your own dragon kite; make a model of Han house; create and use ancient printing blocks, and explore many other easy-to-do ideas that will bring history into the present. The projects are shown in specially-commissioned step-by-step photography and will make learning stimulating, exciting and fun. Children will learn about ancient Chinese weapons, warfare, inventions, fashion, food, politics, religion, art, sports and much more. Fact-packed text and over 200 colour photographs and illustrations make this accessible history an ideal accompaniment to school work, or an additional learning tool at home. Step Into: The Chinese Empire Phillip Steele CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM
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About the Author Philip Steele is a highly experienced children's book writer. He is the author of Find Out About Ancient Egypt, Find Out About the Incas and Find Out About the Vikings, and the co-author of Raiders of the North, Swords and Samurai, Sungods and Sacrifice and Gods and Gladiators (all Southwater).
Biblio NotesLearn about ancient Chinese weapons, warfare, inventions, fashion, food, politics, religion, art, sports and many other themes Over 200 illustrations include cross-sections, a historical map and a pictorial timeline 15 step-by-step projects enable you to recreate the past: make an abacus; build a house and a pagoda; cook red bean soup, and much much more Fact boxes provide extra insights and highlight links with the present Ideal for home or school use for 8 to 12-year-olds
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