Through Time by Richard Platt

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From a Neolithic camp to the host of the 2012 Summer Olympics, very few cities have seen as much history, innovation, and bloodshed as London. In Through Time: London - by Richard Platt, illustrated by Manuela Cappon - readers take an historical, geographical, and anthropological journey through London’s past through amazing artwork and detailed cross sections. From the earliest habitations to the Roman and Viking invasions, the Plague, Shakespeare, The Great Fire, right up to the Industrial Revolution, the Blitz, and more, readers will uncover layer after layer of London’s magnificent history and learn about the people who have called the city home.


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Richard Platt has been writing children's books for more than 15 years and has won numerous awards, including the prestigious Silver Smarties Prize in the United Kingdom. Manuela Cappon is a member of the MM Comunicazione studio in Italy, which specializes in high-quality nonfiction illustration for publishers around the world.
Published June 1, 2009 by Kingfisher Books Ltd. 48 pages
Genres: History, Travel, Children's Books, Education & Reference.

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The level of information in Platt’s narrative may be superficial, but the large trim size, cutaways of Ellis Island and other landmarks and intricate aerial views of Manhattan in this Through Time series entry capture a sense of the scale and bustling energy of “the city that never sleeps.” Cappo...

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Kingfisher , $16.95 (48p) ISBN 978-0-7534-6255-3Third in the Through Time series, this detailed full-color book explores the history of London from “Neolithic camp” to the modern city it is today.

Jun 22 2009 | Read Full Review of Through Time: London


Overall, this is a great starter book for someone who wants to learn about the history of Beijing!

Jul 05 2008 | Read Full Review of Through Time: London

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