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Cultural contributions from India : decimals, shampoo and more

Author: Madeline Tyler
Publisher: New York, NY : PowerKids Press, 2019.
Series: Great cultures, great ideas.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An exploration of India's inventions, history, and culture. Some inventions are so important to our daily life that it's hard to imagine what the world would be like without them. Even the simplest innovations can make a huge difference. For example, where would we be without shampoo? Introduces readers to inventions and innovations from India that have shaped the world, from shampoo to decimals. Fact boxes offer
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Genre/Form: Instructional and educational works
History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Madeline Tyler
ISBN: 9781538338254 1538338254 9781538338261 1538338262 9781538338278 1538338270
OCLC Number: 1028523924
Notes: Includes index.
Target Audience: Ages 8-11.; Grades 3-4.
Description: 32 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm
Contents: What is culture? --
Global culture --
Where is India? --
Culture, tradition, and celebration. Festivals --
Henna and Mehndi --
Yoga and meditation --
Taj Mahal --
Bollywood --
Food --
Inventions and discoveries. Mathematics --
Games --
Cotton clothing --
Toilets --
Shampoo.
Series Title: Great cultures, great ideas.
Responsibility: Madeline Tyler.

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An exploration of India's inventions, history, and culture. Some inventions are so important to our daily life that it's hard to imagine what the world would be like without them. Even the simplest innovations can make a huge difference. For example, where would we be without shampoo? Introduces readers to inventions and innovations from India that have shaped the world, from shampoo to decimals. Fact boxes offer more information.

Some inventions are so important to our daily life that it's hard to imagine what the world would be like without them. Even the simplest innovations can make a huge difference. For example, where would we be without shampoo? This innovative book introduces readers to amazing inventions and innovations from India that have shaped the world, from shampoo to decimals. Fun fact boxes offer cool bits of information. Beautiful full-color photographs will dazzle even reluctant readers. An exploration of India's inventions, history, and culture, this unique book will be a great addition to any library or classroom.

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