Cities - Then & Now (North & South America edition)

Cities - Then & Now (North & South America edition)

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This fun and colourful lift-the-flap book gives a unique insight into how cities looked in the past, compared to how they look now. With ancient cities and ruins including Pompeii, Great Zimbabwe and Babylon, discover how history has shaped our planet’s urban areas and changed them over time. 

Featured cities include:

  • Thebes in Egypt (c. 900 BCE) - Shows the ancient Egyptian capital of Thebes compared to the modern city of Luxor. Featured elements include the Temple of Karnak, the Temple of Luxor and King Tutankahmun’s Tomb in the Valley of the Kings

  • Constantinople, Turkey (c. 550) - Highlights the capital of the Eastern Roman/Byzantine Empire as it looked at its peak in the 6th century, with its giant hippodrome compared with the modern city of Istanbul

  • Aarhus, Denmark (c. 950) - Showcases the Viking city of Aarhus as it was in the 10th century, compared to the port city that has grown up in its place

  • Tenochtitlan, Mexico (c. 1521) -  Exhibits the vast capital of the Aztecs as it was at the moment of the Spanish invasion compared to the cosmopolitan Mexico City which was built on top of it

  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (c. 1565) - Explores the Brazilian city as it looked at the moment of its foundation, still largely covered in tropical jungle, to how it looks now

  • London, United Kingdom (c. 1666) - Delves into how London has changed since the time of the Great Fire of London to the present day

And much, much more!

Book Details

ISBN: 9781788689236

Edition: 1st

Publication Date: October 2020

Writers: 
Fullman, Joe
Spinks, Lindsey

Age range: 9-12

24 pages | Dimensions: 275mm width × 254mm height

Next edition due: Not yet determined