National Geographic : 1979 Nov
In this exciting new series Make fascinating discoveries in SECRETS FROM PAST National Geographic presents a delightful introduction to the world of archaeology! SECRETS FROM THE PAST invites your children to look over the shoulders of scien tists as they uncover clues to one intriguing mystery after another. In their first book of this brand-new series, young readers will relive the wonders of the past. They'll search for bits of history on the seafloor...peer into tombs that whisper ancient secrets...travel to distant forests and explore the remains of once-proud cities. They'll discover how and why people mi grated-sometimes over incredible distances. Our ancestors were amazingly inventive. Children will learn about a type of calculator that was developed several thousand years ago, and is much like some used today. They'll compare early systems of writing and counting with the methods now used. Boys and girls will see how American Indians lived thousands of years ago. They'll visit huge Egyptian monuments. And they'll share the thrilling moment when a 9-year-old girl ventures into a cave in Spain and discovers animal paintings on the ceiling, paintings made by Ice Age people 16,000 years ago!