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David C. King

Teoksen Children's Encyclopedia of American History tekijä

100 teosta 2,266 jäsentä 13 arvostelua

Tietoja tekijästä

David C. King is a former history teacher and an award-winning author who has written more than thirty books for children and young adults

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Tekijän teokset

First Facts about American Heroes (1995) 198 kappaletta
Charles Darwin (1888) 68 kappaletta
First Facts About U.S. History (1996) 61 kappaletta
First People (2008) 54 kappaletta
Saratoga (1998) 15 kappaletta
Serbia (Cultures of the World) (2005) 12 kappaletta
The United States and Its People (1993) 11 kappaletta
Freedom of Assembly (1997) 10 kappaletta
Kansas (It's My State!) (2004) 10 kappaletta
Oman (Cultures of the World) (2009) 9 kappaletta
The Right to Speak Out (1997) 9 kappaletta
New Jersey (It's My State!) (2004) 9 kappaletta
The Inuit (First Americans) (2008) 9 kappaletta
Iowa (It's My State!) (2007) 8 kappaletta
Dropping in on China (1994) 7 kappaletta
The Dust Bowl (1970) 6 kappaletta
Dropping in on Italy (1995) 6 kappaletta
The Haida (First Americans) (2007) 6 kappaletta
The Blackfeet (First Americans) (2010) 6 kappaletta
The Nez Perce (First Americans) (2008) 6 kappaletta
Monaco (2008) 6 kappaletta
Dropping in on Brazil (1995) 6 kappaletta
Delaware (It's My State!) (2004) 6 kappaletta
Rwanda (Cultures of the World) (2007) 5 kappaletta
The Navajo (First Americans) (2007) 5 kappaletta
The Sioux (First Americans) (2007) 5 kappaletta
The Mohawk (First Americans) (2010) 5 kappaletta
Virginia (It's My State!) (2006) 5 kappaletta
Arkansas (It's My State!) (2007) 5 kappaletta
The Huron (First Americans) (2007) 4 kappaletta
America's story (1996) 4 kappaletta
Dropping in on Russia (1994) 3 kappaletta
Franklin Pierce (2010) 3 kappaletta
Jellyfish (2007) 2 kappaletta
Windows on California (1978) 2 kappaletta
Seminole (First Americans) (2007) 2 kappaletta
The Ojibwe (First Americans) (2007) 2 kappaletta
The Powhatan (First Americans) (2008) 2 kappaletta
Dropping in on Kenya (1994) 1 kappale
Environments (1979) 1 kappale

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Massachusetts, USA



Unfortunately, unlike its series companion about Einstein (by a different author) I can't recommend this book, even to its intended age group.

Most seriously, there are factual errors: Darwin was not the official naturalist aboard the Beagle. That role was taken by the ship's surgeon (as was often the case), who, jealous of Darwin, quit at the first opportunity and sailed home. (Fortunately FitzRoy was able to hire a new surgeon before continuing the voyage.)

Secondly, there are typographical problems that go beyond just the occasional spelling error into missed and repeated parts of sentences.

Thirdly, in a book that has separate, boxed definitions for such concepts as "geology", words like "ecosystem" go by without any explanation at all.

Not good, which is a shame, since Darwin and his science are so enormously important.
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Arbieroo | Jul 17, 2020 |
Currently I sponsor and am a pen pal with a young girl in Rwanda. I was interested in learning more about the place that she calls home. This book overall was pretty dense in its information load and length; however, the book was well organized so that I was able to read about the parts of the country that I was most interested in. This would provide students the opportunity to pull certain aspects from a book that they are looking for rather than reading it from cover to cover. I also really liked how at the end there were facts and maps of the country. This information was easily accessible to me as a reader. The photographs in the book were also very helpful. It is also important to consider when reading texts like this to consider the date that they were published in as some of the information may be outdated.

Reading multicultural books is very important for students to see what it is like in other countries and parts of the world! This book is apart of a series of books written about other countries. These would make for great resources if everyone in the class were researching a different country, but using the same series of books so they would all be able to find the same type of information.
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ashewert | Apr 23, 2020 |
With modern and historic images, innovative page layouts, and compelling first-person accounts, this work offers an eye-opening look at the richness and variety of North American tribes, and a moving account of the European conquest.
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wichitafriendsschool | 1 muu arvostelu | Oct 21, 2017 |
Detailed discussion of Grant during the War with quotes and anecdotes. Concludes with a summation of Grant's conduct at the surrender, praising him for being generous and respectful. Incorrectly states that Nellie was the Grant's first child and Fred their second. Otherwise a fine contribution.
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USGrant | Mar 14, 2013 |



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