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Buried Treasures by Stéphane Compoint {Review}

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Buried Treasures by Stéphane Compoint {Review}Buried Treasures: Uncovering Secrets of the Past by Stéphane Compoint

ISBN: 0810997819
Genres: Juvenile Non-Fiction, Educational Resources, History
Published by Harry N. Abrams, Abrams Books for Young Readers on May 1st 2011
Pages: 80
Format: Jacketed Hardcover
Source: Publisher
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Through the captivating images of acclaimed photographer Stéphane Compoint, Buried Treasures takes readers on a worldwide exploration with today's most esteemed archaeologists as they search for traces of civilizations presumed lost forever and ancient animals that once roamed the earth. 
Mysterious colossal statues found on a remote Pacific island, a mythic bear covered in blue fur, a whole city wiped out by a volcano--these are just a few of the amazing discoveries showcased here. From sweltering deserts to the frigid North Pole to an ancient, underwater city, readers will follow scientists as they uncover the secrets of our past. Whether it's been dug up, lifted out of the water, or reimagined from extensive research, each of these treasures is a testament to the wealth and diversity of cultures that have come before and that have shaped ours.
Praise for Buried Treasures“There’s such variety of image and perspective in Stéphane Compoint’s dazzling book.” –Wall Street Journal

“A real find.” –Booklist

“Photographer Compoint offers a striking survey of archeological discoveries and explorations into living mysteries.  He portrays the meticulous nature of excavation, transportation, and preservation of precious artifacts, while capturing the adrenaline-pumping excitement of piecing together mysteries past and present.” –Publishers Weekly

 

Recommended to Margaret by: Laura Mihalick
Read on July 22, 2011 — I own a copy

What adventures are to be discovered in the pages of this enchanting book. This is definitely a great addition to a homeschool shelf in the archeology section. Each segment is long enough to provide great information, yet short enough to keep a child interested. Throughout the entire book are gorgeous large photographs that truly bring the historical find to life. Creative use of a parchment type area for text keeps with this historical feel and helps the book flow.

Buried Treasures Review

About Stéphane Compoint

Stéphane Compoint is an award-winning photographer and journalist who has collaborated with such major publications as Life, National Geographic, Time, and Newsweek. He lives in Paris.

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