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Case Closed - Susan Hughes


Synopsis:
Egypt's first female pharaoh disappears around 1457 BCE - was she murdered? Find out how DNA closes the case. The ancient Arabian Peninsula city of Ubar vanishes, seemingly without trace. Find out how old maps and modern space shuttles help solve the mystery. Sir John Franklin's 1845 expedition to find the Northwest Passage is never heard from again. Find out how spectroscopy points to some probable explanations.
Case Closed? examines these and six other mysteries from ancient and modern times. Accompanied by photos, maps, diagrams and illustrations, this book reveals how modern science sheds new light on people, vessels and entire civilizations throughout history that simply vanished. In some cases, the mystery has been solved. In other cases, readers can examine the latest evidence and decide for themselves.


Author Bio:
Susan Hughes writes fiction and nonfiction. Susan is the author of Virginia, No Girls
Allowed and Earth to Audrey. She lives in Toronto.


©2010


My Opinion:
This is one of the best childrens books I have read this year! It captured my attention and I had to absorb every word, I can just imagine what it would be like for a child around age 10.
There was a lot of information I knew but also quite a bit that was new to me. That made it even more interesting.
The illustrations were fantastic too! As soon as I opened the book and saw the first drawing, I knew instantly it was Dr. Hawass. I thought it was cool to see him in cartoon form since I watch him often in a regular fashion.
I think this would be great for kids to learn more about the world they live in, and especially some taboo subjects such as these.

4.5/5


~I received a copy from the author. I was not compensated for my opinion.~

Comments

  1. I just got my copy in the mail today. I think my daughter and I will really love it, based on your review.

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