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A Question of History: Shang Dynasty

A Question of History: Shang Dynasty

by Tim Cooke
Publication Date: 14/01/2021

Take a look at the wackier side of history!

Who were the Shang people? Why did they LOVE mud and moths? And just what made the Shang such fearsome warriors? A Question of History: The Shang Civilisation answers all these questions and much more.

With an engaging question and answer format, this series draws young readers into the fascinating, sometimes gruesome, world of famous peoples and civilisations through history. Each spread opens with a simple question, opening up an exploration of an aspect of the life of a people or civilisation and busting some popular myths along the way!

The lively lay-out is supported by annotated photos and cartoons, making history fun and accessible for readers aged 8+.

Other titles in the series:
What happened to mummies' brains? And other questions about the Ancient Egyptians
Did the kings of Benin really keep pet leopards? And other questions about the kingdom of Benin
Did the Celts really use hair gel? And other questions about the Stone Age, Iron Age and Bronze Age
Why did the ancient Greeks use elephants in battle? And other questions about the ancient Greeks
Why did the Maya stick needles in their tongues? And other questions about the Maya
Did the Romans really eat flamingos? And other questions about the Romans
Why did the Shang write on turtles? And other questions about the Shang Dynasty
Did the Vikings really wear horns on their helmets? And other questions about the Vikings

Publication Date:
Hachette Children's Group
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
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Tim Cooke

Tim Cooke is a graduate of Oxford University. He has worked in children's publishing for over 20 years, and has written or contributed to dozens of books on a wide range of subjects.

Among his publications as writer or editor are numerous sets about military history, particularly the American Revolution, the Civil War, World Wars I and II, and the Vietnam War.

He has also written extensively about general history, both ancient and modern.

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