The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt by Ian Shaw

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The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt uniquely covers 700,000 years of ancient Egypt from the stone age to the Roman conquest. The story of the ancient Egyptians, from their prehistoric origins to their conquest by the Persians, Greeks, and Romans makes for fascinating reading, with subjects ranging from the changing nature of life and death in the Nile valley to some of the earliest masterpieces of art, architecture, and literature in the ancient world.

An international team of experts in the field address the issues surrounding this distinctive culture, vividly relating the rise and fall of ruling dynasties, exploring colourful personalities, and uncovering surprising facts, such as the revelation that Scotland Yard possesses a print taken from the hand of a mummy. A well-rounded picture of an intriguing civilization emerges.

About Ian Shaw

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Ian Shaw is Professor of Toxicology and head of the Centre for Toxicology at the University of Central Lancashire, UK and visiting consultant toxicologist to the Royal Preston Hospital. He has broad research interests ranging from the cellular toxicity of free radicals through to plutonium biochemistry and is Chairman of the UK Government's working party on pesticide residues. John Chadwick is Head of the Environmental Sciences Section of HSE's Health Divisions Chemical Appraisals Unit and is a member of a number of government expert environmental groups including the Advisory Committee on Pesticides Environmental Panel. He is responsible for environmental risk assessments associated with the revision of existing, and registration of new, agricultural pesticides.
Published August 31, 2000 by OUP Oxford. 550 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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