books about: ancients
BRIDGE OF BIRDS - A Novel of an Ancient China That Never Was (Master Li)
Del Rey - Ballantine Books, New York
Beautiful, Beautiful Story...
When I first started to read this book, it seemed a little slow. But I've learned over the years that some books (and usually the best ones!) take a little more 'setting up' than others. This book was certainly NOT a disappointment! It quickly turned into one of those books you simply CANNOT, for the life of you, put down! And want to read again and again. I gave it away thru [...] and have since ...
The Aquarians: An Ancient Mayan Prophecy - A Modern Phenomenon
A captivating story full of fascinating truths
'The Aquarians' is truly captivating and inspiring. I normally prefer reading non-fiction, but I became very attached to all the characters in this novel. Eric Rankin uses astonishing facts and blends them into three separate yet connected stories; A love story, a story of a person finding his true self, and a story of a person who never gives up. I recommend this book to anyone who wishes to ...
New Food of Life: Ancient Persian and Modern Iranian Cooking and Ceremonies
The Most Authentic Persian Cookbook
I have been trying to replicate Persian cooking for 27 years, since I married my Iranian born husband. Iranian friends and family usually won't or can't give you precise recipes since they are trained by their mothers, and learned by observing.I have tried many, many recipes, and served both Iranians and Americans. They were all impressed with the similarity to Persian home cooking. Americans ...
Code Book The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography
what the others said
This book is one of the most highly-rated non-fiction books on Amazon, and for good reason. I won't reiterate the other reviews except to say that the clarity of presentation of complex material is extraordinary. The one caveat is that the book is now ten years old, so you'll need to look for something beyond this to bring you up to the present.
The Light Bearer
I'll never completely digest the fact that this is her first book! Beautiful prose, characters that spring to life and roam in your mind, surprisingly insightful details of the ancient days, plots refreshingly free of cliche, battle & gladiatorial scenes that take your breath away and bring you to the spot, as if you are watching the whole event close-up, seeing, hearing and feeling each ...
Getting Started with Latin: Beginning Latin for Homeschoolers and Self-Taught Students of Any Age
William E. Linney
Armfield Academic Press
I can not find a better way to start learning a language
Great job Mr Linney English is not my first language so I can feel how it looks like to start learning a new language, MOTIVATION And the way to motivate me? Telling me something interesting. I don't want to start with apple or tree. Well, Getting started with Latin starts with nauta, stella, maybe some of the most beautiful words in the world to me. Don't let me guess like Rosetta ...
Mara, Daughter of the Nile (Puffin Story Books)
Eloise Jarvis McGraw
One of the best I have read to my daughters
Fantastic! I(age 49) have read every 4-5 star rated Newbery/Puffin classic (all bought from Amazon) to my twin 11 year olds for the past 4 years but this is my favorite so far. My daughters have developed an excellent love for reading on their own but I love to read to them to end the day. I felt like we were right there, and it was a great vocabulary builder. Even my mother(age 70)could not wait ...
Magic Bleeds (Kate Daniels)
It's about time the love story finally progressed.
This is the best book by far. I did not have to use my good read guarantee to return it because it's awesome. The story progresses for Kate as Roland's daughter. In this one, she meets her aunt and has a showdown. Roland's right hand man already knows about her, so after this, it must mean the next book is a showdown. Kate and Curran finally consummated their relationship! After four books, ...
D'aulaire's Book of Greek Myths
Edgar Parin d'Aulaire
Doubleday Books for Young Readers
A wonderful book -received quickly-
I was purchasing this classic book for an 11 year old student and he was thrilled to receive it. Everytime I visit to tutor him he insists on rereading parts of this fascinating book. Thank you, I couldn't find this text at any local book store.
Madrigal's Magic Key to Spanish: A Creative and Proven Approach
Main Street Books
I love the teaching style of this Spanish primer. It brings you gently but firmly, with plenty of exercises, to a real grasp of Spanish.
The Battle of Salamis: The Naval Encounter that Saved Greece -- and Western Civilization
Simon & Schuster
Like a movie script almost
It is no pulp history, but it isn't academical highbrow blabbery either. Here is all you want to know about the times and the men who fought on both sides of the most important naval battle of ancient times. Herodotus is given back the honors he deserves. Whatever we don't quite know for sure the author fills up with plausible explanations according to the way people would act in those times. ...
A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature, 3rd Edition
University Of Chicago Press
There are three essential reference works that one MUST have in their library: 1. BDAG, "Greek-English Lexicon of the NT" 3rd Edition 2. Williams, "Concordance of Natural Language Patterns in the Greek New Testament" 3. Moulton-Geden, "Concordance to the Greek Testament" All are available on Amazon at last perusal. That being said, this new release of BDAG is well worth the ...
Democracy in America
Signet Classic, 2001
The Classic Text on American Democracy
1. Introduction Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859) was a French aristocrat whose family lost its estate under the French Revolution. He came to America in 1831 after being commissioned by the French government to study the American prison system, but his study turned out to be a much more extensive study that examined the nature of the American people and democracy in America. His history and ...
John Myers Myers
Enthralling and Enjoyable
The joy I find in reading and re-reading Silverlock is that the book was a great tale to read the first time, as I skimmed through it to follow the plot, and it was even better with every subsequent reading, as I played the "reference recognition" game. The story taps into appropriate archetypes at every stage of Silverlock's progress; not only does it fit and shape the plot, but it makes the ...
Origami Design Secrets: Mathematical Methods for an Ancient Art
Robert J. Lang
Let me begin by saying that this book is not for beginners. It is geared to those who have enough experience in the art to have developed the designer's bug. Having said this, the diagrammed models alone are worth the price of the book. It includes Dr. Lang's fantastic 'Tree Frog'. But the beauty of this book is that not only does he show you how to fold the frog, but he also shows you how he ...
Warfare in the Classical World: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Weapons, Warriors and Warfare in the Ancient ...
John Gibson Warry
Univ of Oklahoma Pr (Trd)
Great Primer for Ancient Warfare
This is a superb introduction to ancient warfare and can serve as a springboard for further studies in ancient history. The artwork depicting the uniforms of various armies of that time is well done and the narratives, diagrams of battles are really helpful and informative.
The Oxford English Dictionary (20 Volume Set) (Vols 1-20)
Oxford University Press, USA
When ordering furniture, prudence dictates some allowance be made for the size of the furniture and floor plans. Housing dimensions are always wishful mental impressions which are rapidly brought down to earth when the actual stuff arrives. When ordering the Oxford English Dictionary, I recommend preparations for 120 cm (47 to 48 inches) of shelf space to be set aside. 4 feet is safe. ...
Plato Complete Works
John M. Cooper
Hackett Pub Co
Review of Plato: Complete Works
This collection of Plato is as complete as possible. If anything, it contains a host of dialogues that are clearly not Plato's, and deserve to be excluded. The translations are all readable, though they admittedly vary in style and quality. I have no experience with the Greek text, so I continue with personal bias... Many of the translations present a Plato who speaks very, very careful, using ...
Los Cuatro Acuerdos (Spanish Edition)
Amber-Allen Publishing, 2010
excelente, obra maestra!
Este pequeño libro, es de lo mejor que he leido en mi vida. Cuanta sabiduria en unas cuantas paginas. Lo podria leer una y otra vez para siempre.
The Complete Metalsmith: An Illustrated Handbook
The Complete Metalsmith
This has to be one of the most complete, well written, easy to understand books, on metalsmithing I have seen.
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