Outside and Inside Mummies (Hardcover)

By Sandra Markle

Walker Childrens, 9780802789662, 40pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2005



Have you ever wished that you could unwrap a mummy? Imagine examining the skin, bones, even muscles and organs of a person who lived thousands of years ago Cutting-edge technology is revealing more than ever before about these amazing relics from human history. Modern crime lab technology can reveal whether a mummy was killed or died of natural causes. X-rays can help us discover a mummy's age and identity, and DNA samples are even helping scientists find today's living relatives of Incan mummies. In the most fascinating topic she's unraveled in her Outside and Inside series, Sandra Markle reunites us with our ancient ancestors through fascinating text and jaw-dropping photographs.

About the Author

Sandra Markle is a former elementary school science teacher who has written more than fourdozen nonfiction books for children. The books in her popular Outside and Inside series have earned several starred reviews and awards including an ALA Notable, an NCTE Best Book of the Year, and NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books. Sandra lives with her husband, in New Zealand.