This title aims to answer basic questions about the Vikings, for example, why they had horns on their helmets. It also looks at how, and what, we know about living in the past. The activities and questions are directed at the readers themselves to involve them in learning about the Viking Age.
Early Civilization describes the first flowerings of world civilization in Egypt and Mesopotamia - spanning the period from c.3000 BC to the Roman conquest. It also looks briefly at the first civilizations of India and China, which fell within the same time span. The book examines aspects of everyday life, as well as providing a clear historical outline of the period. It is packed with colourful pictures, maps and diagrams, and includes summaries of dates for quick and easy reference.