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Mummies

Author: John Malam
Publisher: London : Kingfisher, 2003.
Series: Kingfisher knowledge.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the processes of mummification through the ages, from the ancient mummified Chinchorro people of the Atacama desert in Chile to preserved leaders such as Lenin. Discover how the dead can be naturally preserved for thousands of years in crypts, bogs, frozen wastelands or deserts. Discover the secrets of eternal life and find out what ancient mummies are teaching today's scientists about history. Suggested  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Children's nonfiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Malam
ISBN: 0753408473 9780753408476
OCLC Number: 53069290
Description: 63 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.
Contents: Foreword --
Two ways to make a mummy : What is a mummy? --
The world's first mummy-makers --
Ötzi-the ice man --
Summary --
Egypt, the land of mummies : Why the Egyptians made mummies --
How the Egyptians made a mummy --
Drying and wrapping the body --
Coffins and canopics --
Royal mummies --
Nobles and commoners --
Animal mummies of Egypt --
Summary --
Mummy world : Bog bodies of Europe --
Mummies of Italy and Sicily --
North America and Greenland --
South American mummies --
Mummies of Asia --
Mummies of the South Pacific --
Dinosaurs, mammoths, cats and rats --
Summary --
Mummies today : Modern mummies --
Mummy mania --
Learning from mummies --
The life and death of Mummy 1770 --
Misused mummies --
Summary.
Series Title: Kingfisher knowledge.
Responsibility: John Malam ; foreword by Joann Fletcher.

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This is an exploration of the ever-fascinating processes of mummification, from the South American desert mummies and the famous and elaborate Egyptian pharoahs to the doctors of the 19th century  Read more...

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