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by Robina MacIntyre Marshall,Kelly Trumble

  • ISBN: 0395758327
  • Category: Сhildren's books
  • Author: Robina MacIntyre Marshall,Kelly Trumble
  • Subcategory: History
  • Other formats: azw docx lit lrf
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Clarion Books; 1St Edition edition (November 17, 2003)
  • Pages: 80 pages
  • FB2 size: 1188 kb
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  • Rating: 4.9
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The chapter on collecting books details its methods of acquisition, which ranged from payment to thievery

The chapter on collecting books details its methods of acquisition, which ranged from payment to thievery. A section on Alexandria's competitor, Pergamum, located in Asia Minor, provides an opportunity to describe and contrast the use of parchment and papyrus. Much attention is paid to the scholars who utilized the library and their achievements.

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by Kelly Trumble & illustrated by Robina MacIntyre Marshall . Trumble profiles several still-famous scientists who lived or studied there, from Aristarchus and Ptolemy to Euclid and Archimedes; she also scans the whole history of the city and its famous lighthouse, then closes with maps, a family tree, a quick city tour, and a note on the recently opened Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

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The Royal Library of Alexandria or Ancient Library of Alexandria in. Trumble & MacIntyre Marshall 2003. Whibley, Leonard; A Companion to Greek Studies 1916 pp. 122–123.

The Royal Library of Alexandria or Ancient Library of Alexandria in Alexandria, Egypt, was one of the largest and most significant libraries of the ancient world.

The Great Library of Alexandria in Alexandria, Egypt, was one of the largest and most significant libraries of the ancient world.

Books by Robina M. Marshall . Library of Alexandria. by Kelly Trumble and Robina M. Marshall 1. Sort by. Number of Resources Number of Awards Book Title Year Published Word Count Reading Level: ATOS® Reading Level: Lexile®. Browse books by Robina M. Images courtesy of publishers, organizations, and sometimes their Twitter handles. Robina M. Marshall has Collaborated With.

Retrieved 26 July 2012. Trumble, Kelly; MacIntyre Marshall, Robina (2003). The Library of Alexandria. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Caesar and Cleopatra, Erastosthenes and Euclid, Archimedes and Alexander the Great are just a few of the famous people connected to its story.

The Library of Alexandria was the largest library of its time and a major center for learning and scholarly research, particularly in the fields of astronomy, geography, mathematics, and medicine. Caesar and Cleopatra, Erastosthenes and Euclid, Archimedes and Alexander the Great are just a few of the famous people connected to its story. Today, historians still argue about how the library was destroyed, and no one knows exactly what it looked like, yet there is no question that the library continues to fascinate and intrigue us. This extensively researched look at what we do know about the Library of Alexandria features Kelly Trumble’s short, accessible chapters, and richly detailed full-color paintings by Robina MacIntyre Marshall. Together, they tell the story of one of the wonders of the ancient world, and show how its influence as continued long after its destruction. Glossary, suggested reading, selected bibliography, index.
Reviews about The Library of Alexandria (7):
Zepavitta
Mostly for younger readers. Not much information available on Alexandrian Library so grateful for anything I can get. Probably would not get it again.
Agantrius
The scholarship that took place at Library at Alexandria is one of those accomplishments that encompasses both the Greek and Roman civilizations. The scientific advances of the ancient world are often times inadequately addressed in the histories written for children. "The Library of Alexandria" does a great job of explaining the scientific breakthroughs of individual ancient scholars. This perspective adds to the usual tales of emperors and conquerors that so dominate the study of ancient history. What keeps me from giving this book five stars are the mundane illustrations that acccompany the book. To my eye, the illustrations are flat and are not grounded in a strong understanding of perspective. This is too bad. Historical illustration is its own field and the publishers of this book should have invested in a better illustrator.
Fhois
Illustrated beautifully, short on words but I love it as I am an Artist and get easly bored with long drawn out writings.
Skunk Black
I don't recall the description saying anything about the age-appropriateness of this book. I was disappointed that it turned out to be junior high level. I gave it to the local elementary school's library.
Ice_One_Guys
If you are expecting a book full of informations about the great Library of Alexandria, this is not the right book. Ity is very simple, maybe it could just be an article for an easy magazine, nothing else.
Nikohn
As I am not a trained artist, I disagree with the other reviewer. I think the illustrations add to the imagination of the young reader and enhance their memory of the material presented in the book. For a student who "hates" history or "hates" to read, I think this is a true find! I think it is a very interesting read for a young person (upper elementary through middle school and even a low reading highschooler or for a quick read for a highschooler.) It ties together the general overview of ancient history that they should be learning and ties in interesting vignettes. Having taught middle school level ancient world history, I wish I would have had this book when I was teaching. It is a bit slanted regarding who did what destruction (Christians vs. Muslims) but a thinking reader who checks their sources' origins, fact checks and reads more than one source on an era for a balanced view (as all of us should), I think it is a fine addition to any study of the ancient world. I like how the author continually tied her information to its impact on the modern world. Included lots of "memory hooks" to help a student organize their understanding of the era in their mind.
Acebiolane
Most memorable children's Picture-History book since Usborn & DK. I tell this story often during elementary age docent tours as students experience the Papyrus rushes alongside our arboretum pond. Unforgettable, well told, beautifully illustrated and IMPORTANT world history lesson.
This text is an excellent overview of the libraries history of contributions to the human condition. The illustrations are frequent and very lively additions to the work. I did notice two small details that don't fit with my knowledge of Greek history, but they are minor and need not be discussed here. Further, while some introductions function well for adults, this is not such an introduction; the material is really meant for adolescents, and, in this respect, it is wonderful.

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