History, Biography

IV. History, Biography


The Cartoon History of the Universe, Volumes 1-7: From the Big Bang to Alexander the Great, by Larry Gonick.
Doubleday, 1990. ISBN 0-385-26520-4.
 
The Cartoon History of the Universe, Volumes 8-13: From the Springtime of China to the Fall of Rome, by Larry Gonick.
Doubleday, 1990. ISBN 0-385-42093-5.
 
Cleopatra by Diane Stanley, Illus. Peter Vennema.
Morrow Junior Books, 1994. ISBN 0-688-10414-2. Well-researched, well-written, beautiful illustrations.
 
The Librarian Who Measured the Earth, by Kathryn Lasky, Illus. Kevin Hawkes.
Little, Brown, and Company, 1994. ISBN 0-316-51526-4. An absorbing, well-illustrated picture-book biography of the Hellenistic polymath Eratosthenes, focusing on his amazingly accurate calculation of the Earth's circumference, and containing many interesting details about life and science in the ancient Greek world. Includes an Author's Note, Afterword, and Author's and Illustrator's Bibliographies. Ages 6 and up.
 
Wise Guy: The Life and Philosophy of Socrates by M. D. Usher, Illus. William Bramhall.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005. ISBN 0374312494.
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