Ancient civilisations and the astonishing things they taught us
Author: Jonny Marx
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Let’s delve into the past and discover what humankind has accomplished since the first civilisations were formed . . .
SHORTLISTED FOR THE BLUE PETER BOOK AWARD 2021
The Humans showcases the greatest achievements of ancient civilisations, peoples and iconic figures from history. From the Nubians to the Native Americans, and the Akkadians to the Aztecs, our predecessors have pioneered a plethora of wonderful and wacky inventions, technologies and practices. They’ve constructed monumental buildings and sprawling cities, created languages, modes of transport, art, medicines, music, stories, myths and more. Find out what the humans have done for us!
Become absorbed in the rich inventions and practices of different cultures, discover fascinating facts about the evolution of our species, and learn about Indigenous peoples around the world.
Meet the author
Jonny Marx lives in London, where he works as a children’s book editor and author. From a compendium of mythical monsters and a chronology of prehistoric creatures, to books about crime capers, lost u…