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  • Item #: 015501
    ISBN: 9781579600624
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    Includes slave narratives, government documents, songs, and other firsthand accounts of those involved in the early slave trade, the passage from Africa, life as a slave, and stories from the Underground Railroad featuring some of the most well-recognized names in Black history.

  • Item #: 062145
    ISBN: 9780939195039
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    These cards highlight the beauty and dignity of black heritage as portrayed in paintings over a 500 year period. Artists include Henry Tanner, Wm H. Johnson, Aaron Douglas, Clementine Hunter, Horace Pippin, Jacob Lawrence and more. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 012152
    ISBN: 9780802817778
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    The first paragraph from the preface of this book offers a wonderful insight into this book. It reads: "The story of the Christian Church is intensely interesting. It deals with some of the most dramatic episodes in history. For the children of God it is also instructive and inspiring. They regard it as a heritage that should be passed on to their children." This book was created as a textbook for a Christian-perspective class about church history. The text is divided into five sections, and spans history from 33 A.D. to present times. The five sections cover the young Christian Church, the Church in the Middle Ages, the Church in the Reformation, the Church After the Reformation, and the Church in the New World. Each section is then further divided into chapters which discuss the growth of the church, divisions, rises and declines of power, reformations, the church in various countries, various denominations, and lots of other components of church history. After each chapter, review questions are offered to promote further thinking about the chapter and its relevance to current life. The questions can be rather complex and are probably best used with students from the upper grades. Maps and timelines throughout the book correlate with the text, and dozens of black and white photographs with captions illustrate the events. 412 pgs w/ index. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 046746
    ISBN: 9781400031146
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    This extensive work by the Greek historian Herodotus is considered to be the first true piece of historical writing in Western literature. Based on the experiences of his travels, The Histories is a collection of Herodotus's encounters with the various peoples and cultures around the regions of the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. The Histories is also perhaps most well-known as one of the first, and surviving, accounts of the rise of the Persian Empire. To further enhance the learning experience, the book includes illustrations, maps, annotations, and appendices. The appendices were written by top scholars in their respective fields and cover such topics as Athenian government, Egypt, Scythia, the Spartan state, oracles, religion, tyranny, and women. Translated by Andrea Purvis. pb, 953 pgs. - Enh

  • Item #: 007550
    ISBN: 9781482432886
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  • Item #: 039099
    ISBN: 9780825433078
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    This softcover version has fewer photos than the hardcover version, and all visuals are in black and white. However, the text is identical. 368 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 023957
    ISBN: 9780140512496
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    In a remarkably fluid manner, this reference shows the political, religious, and trade changes occurring in Europe, North Africa and the Near East from A.D. 362 to A.D. 1483. There are 47 maps in all, arranged in six sections. Each section features five to six maps, spaced in intervals of about 40 years which show the political boundaries of the area at that time. The last map or two included in each section depicts the territories of Christianity and Islam, and various other maps may also be included that show trade routes and cities of the period, population of various regions, or further exploration of the world. Each two-page spread consists of the map on the right-hand page, with the left-hand page providing a detailed commentary on the changes that are reflected on the map. While the commentary may be a little advanced for younger students, the maps provide an easier-to-understand visual look at the known world of the period, and could be used as visuals for a wider range of students with some explanation. The maps themselves feature black-and-white land territories and blue bodies of water. Various shading patterns make it easy to distinguish the territories of different kingdoms and peoples. Additional notes and an index are also included. A fairly compact guide, this would make an excellent supplemental resource to any in-depth study of medieval history, where students can actually "see" the shift from Roman to early modern times. - Jess

  • Item #: 001370
    ISBN: 9780679813439
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    Alec Ramsey is on his way home from a two month trip to see his uncle in India. On the ship, he meets the Black Stallion – the wildest and most beautiful horse he has ever seen. When a horrific storm tears the boat to pieces, the stallion pulls Alec to the shore of an uninhabited desert island. Will Alec ever be able to befriend and tame him? Will he be able to channel the stallion's speed into racing?

  • Item #: 069828
    ISBN: 9780812970418
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    This book provides a readable and concise overview of the War for American Independence, while also giving readers a solid understanding of many of the most significant social and political changes that emerged in the years following the conflict. Written by a preeminent American Revolution historian, this scholarly work explores not only the origins and development of the struggle for independence, but also the relationships between liberty, power, and human rights. The book contains a simple chronological timeline, a few helpful black-and-white maps, but no illustrations. Included in the Layers of Learning unit study resource packages. 170 pgs, pb. ~ Mike

  • Item #: 008012
    ISBN: 9780825138522
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    Students experience art through history by participating in projects highlighting techniques and styles through the ages. Comprehensive in scope, the book begins with prehistoric art and progresses through the late 20th century. Each major period (Ancient World, Middle Ages, World Beyond Europe, Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo, Romantic, Impressionism & Post-Impressionism, Early 20th Century, Late 20th Century) is further divided into periods, locations, or schools of art. Each major section and sub-section begins with background information to set the stage. Within each sub-section are one or many projects designed to help students understand and appreciate concepts and methods used in art of all kinds (not limited to paintings). There are 80 different projects in all. Materials needed for the project are listed first, followed by a sample of the artwork and narrative description highlighting the type of art, method used to create it, a particular technique or feature, etc. Directions and instructions are then provided for completing a project simulating the art or concepts. To get the full visual impact of works referenced you will have to find reproductions, since the author provides only line drawings of the art. This is purposeful, since the pages are intended to be reproducible student handouts - in some cases, artwork is done directly on the page. Projects vary from simple drawings to elaborate construction. A few are extremely ambitious, but rather accurately impart the amount of effort involved in creating the type of art being studied. So much is included here that the best I can do is describe a few projects. The first project is Prehistoric Painting. Students make earth-pigment powders using brick, unglazed tile, or rock that is easily filed. A flat stone is used for a "canvas" to recreate a simple cave painting of an animal. The outline is drawn in charcoal or charcoal pencil. Earth powders are mixed with honey (just like they did way back then), and used to color within the outline. Project #20 (from Gothic Art) is creating a stained glass window using tracing paper, felt tip pens, and black construction paper. During the Italian Renaissance period (1400-1600) projects include Shading and Foreshortening, Renaissance Composition, Linear Perspective, Fresco Cartoon (mimicking the process by which frescoes where outlined before being painted), creating a picture based on one of many of Leonardo da Vinci's observations and ideas, and making a model of one of da Vinci's inventions. Project #53 has students use broad felt-tipped pens to try out Impressionist techniques on a basic line-drawn scene. I'm sure students could come up with some outlandish ideas for the Dada art project (Early 20th Century), inspired by Man Ray's Gift (an iron with tacks fixed to the bottom - a study in irony). Students will come back to earth by Project #80 (inspired by Spiral Jetty, an abstract sculpture formed with rocks and earth in Utah's Great Salt Lake) which focuses on creating art from/in nature. Students create their own earthwork, planning a simple tabletop design using stones, sand, gravel, dirt, and similar natural materials. (I have an excellent natural "collage" on my window right now - I call it The Undersides of Many Tree Frogs).

  • Item #: 062245
    ISBN: 9780976579373
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    Ballads are somewhat of a lost art form, but historically, they were a way to pass on to future generations the events and details from history. From Sing ‘n Learn comes this musical approach to reinforce your American History study. Nine ballads (chapters) move through key elements of US history, from Roanoke/Jamestown, Revolutionary and Civil War, to the Transcontinental Railroad.

    Each chapter follows the same format. First, you’ll find the ballad printed in full (the audio is located in chronological order on the CD). Then the author expands on specific details highlighted in each song. The author clarifies that this is not a history textbook, but the elaboration contains a good amount of explanation. Each chapter ends with a set of Discussion Questions (no answers included). At the book’s end, each ballad is reprinted in full text and includes the melody line and chords.

    Black and white illustrations are included throughout. Some illustrations appear as though they’ve been photocopied and some are occasionally applied as a “watermark” behind text, making the text a little more challenging to read. Another minor negative is that in adding CDs, book references to song locations being on specific cassette tapes were not updated. However, songs are placed chronologically on each CD. One CD includes music and vocals; one contains instrumental only. This set could serve as a tool for your auditory learners and a simple way to remember key points of American history. 8 1/2” x 10 3/4”, 159 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 036870
    ISBN: 9780439241144
    Retail: $15.99
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    For all your hands-on, kinesthetic, visual, arty, or just-plain-bored-with-textbook students, I recommend this! With 26 different map activities covering various periods from the first Americans (stated as arriving 15,000 years ago) to the landing on the moon, each major period of US history is included. Each map activity includes a two page spread with directions on how to make the maps, followed by two reproducible map pages which usually require tape and scissors to complete. The period-applicable maps, once completed, become 3-D maps with moveable pieces. All are in black and white and can be colored, if desired. The directions pages also include teaching points on the geography and history surrounding the maps. A really neat supplement to any US history program, some of the periods mapped include: Vikings discover America, settlements at Roanoke and Jamestown, piracy on the high seas, Washington crosses the Delaware, the trail of tears, western cattle trails, building the Panama Canal, and many more. pb. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 000533
    ISBN: 9780060505943
    Retail: $21.99
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      Looking for a manageable, in-depth discussion of the 20th century? This volume is a condensed version of a 3-volume set by Martin Gilbert. Chronologically, the analysis works through the century’s major events and challenges. Gilbert focuses on explaining the occurrences, from intricacies to major events, in a fairly un-biased manor. To enhance your study, brief sections of black and white period photos, 26 pages of detailed maps, and a major 76-page index are included. This book could serve as a solid spine for an in-depth high school study of this century and is recommended by Beautiful Feet. 6x9”, 783 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 002682
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    Multi-purpose black permanent marker with extra-fine tip.
  • Item #: 039403
    ISBN: 9780979849657
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    This beautifully designed timeline package is designed to accompany the History Odyssey program and includes four timelines: Ancients (6000 BCE - AD 500), Middle Ages (AD 500 - 1600), Early Modern (AD 1600 - 1850) and Modern Times (AD 1850 - Present Day). Although timelines are blank for the student to record events, they are printed in full-color and feature small graphics sprinkled here and there. To keep entries organized, each timeline is divided into seven category sections including: Men & Women, Inventions & Discoveries, Wars & Conflicts, Eras & Dynasties, Art & Literature, General Events, and Treaties/Agreements. Each timeline is five feet in length, features evenly spaced date lines, and can be displayed on a wall or hole-punched and placed into a binder. An optional Prehistory Timeline is also available if you would like to add a segment covering 2 million BCE to 7000 BCE (item #39409) Also, the optional timeline sticker pack is still available (#42770) which features 200 black-and-white stickers of famous people and events from 6000 BCE to present day.
  • Item #: 013853
    ISBN: 9780766060937
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  • Item #: 038411
    ISBN: 9781932096262
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    This reproducible workbook and curriculum guide is from YWM, publishers of the Heroes of History series comes. Though a great companion to the series, it stands alone and doesn't require the use of the biographies. Each of the 50 states (with an extra for the District of Columbia) receives 2 reproducible worksheets in the book. The main worksheet (identical for every state) prompts students to research and find such information as date of statehood, state motto, current population, natural resources, number of representatives in Congress, and more. It also has students identify features like bodies of water, highest point, state capital, bordering states, and more. Students draw and label these features on the second worksheet for the state, which is a black and white outline map of the featured state. A very effective and interactive way to teach state facts to students. The book includes several appendices with valuable items like additional maps and exercises (for the 13 colonies, the Louisiana Purchase, etc.), additional assignments like oral reports and creating timelines, a list of resources for state information, and more.128 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 048243
    ISBN: 9780679755333
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    First produced in 1959, this landmark play by Lorraine Hansberry was the first play by a black playwright to win the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. A Raisin in the Sun portrays the experiences of the Youngers, a black family living on the South Side of Chicago. As the Youngers struggle to improve their financial situation and realize their dreams, they deal with issues ranging from generation clashes to the civil rights and women's movements. An introduction by Robert Nemiroff provides historical background on this American classic. 151 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 063717
    ISBN: 9781886910539
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  • Item #: 071234
    ISBN: 9780449817445
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       Emmanuel was born with a deformed leg in Ghana Africa. He was a bright boy with a strong character and when his mother became sick, he made it to the city to work and send money home. Most handicapped people in Ghana have to beg for money; however, Emmanuel promised his mother he would not beg just before she died. He was on a mission to show others that he was capable, and in doing so, he inspired others (including politicians). He ends up riding a bicycle across Ghana! Written by Laurie Ann Thompson, illustrated by Sean Qualls, hc, 33pp, 9” x11.5”. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 014369
    ISBN: 9780802738271
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  • Item #: 063656
    ISBN: 9780758650092
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    The lessons in the Student Book The lessons in the Student Book are placed in chronological order. For example, Job’s story is included early, in Unit Two, the Patriarchal Period (ca. 2200-1500 BC). Each lesson’s scripture memory verse uses ESV. In addition to the Scripture study, students are directed to study a related portion of Luther’s Small Catechism and a hymn verse (from the Lutheran Service Book). A few thought-provoking review questions are at each lesson’s end and also at the end of each period. The wealth of study material in the student book alone would serve as a wonderful family devotional or personal study book. Includes one full-color illustration per lesson, a black & white bible atlas and 10 full-color maps in the back. are placed in chronological order. For example, Job’s story is included early, in Unit Two, the Patriarchal Period (ca. 2200-1500 BC). Each lesson’s scripture memory verse uses ESV. In addition to the Scripture study, students are directed to study a related portion of Luther’s Small Catechism and a hymn verse (from the Lutheran Service Book). A few thought-provoking review questions are at each lesson’s end and also at the end of each period. The wealth of study material in the student book alone would serve as a wonderful family devotional or personal study book. Includes one full-color illustration per lesson, a black & white bible atlas and 10 full-color maps in the back.

    6 ½” x 9 ¼”, 525 pp, hc

  • Item #: 068545
    ISBN: 9781613749890
    Retail: $16.95
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        268,820 square miles of diverse cultures and geography. What sets Texas apart from other states in our nation? Is it the Wild West qualities or the modern cities of steel and glass? Maybe it is the mesas and plateaus, or the 367 miles of coastland? Diverse cultures and peoples come together to create the mystique and attitude that is Texas.

      Telling the 500-year saga of this unique state, this book covers prehistoric times, missions, the birth of the republic, statehood and settlements, the Civil War, the great storm of Galveston, the oil boom, NASA’s mission control, and the Latino influence. Activities include constructing a replica Alamo, designing a ranch branding iron, growing an artificial reef, cleaning up oil spills, building a miniature Fiesta Flambeau float and much more. Includes timeline, a list of historic sites to visit in person or online, and a listing of additional resources to learn more. Black & white illustrations. Indexed. sc, 133 pgs. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 003730
    ISBN: 9780965273589
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    This reprint of a classic history book is full of solid early American History. It starts with how Columbus discovered America, progresses through the Revolutionary War and the Civil War, and ends in 1888. There are over 60 chapters of historical information for your children to enjoy! Each chapter has over 400 detailed black-and-white illustrations and maps, definitions to key words, and study questions to help your children review (or test) what they just learned. There are also fill-in-the-blank exercises after some of the chapters. The 17 page index at the end is really helpful, as it will assist you in finding anything you need in this book. The information in this book is something every child (and every adult) should know, and it is presented in a very straight-forward manner. - elise

  • Item #: 051477
    Retail: $204.40
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    US history is the focus of this year. Students will study the Constitution, Bill of Rights, requirements for citizenship, how to use the ballot and political parties. They learn about city, state and federal government. Early presidents are studied including George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison. The War of 1812, Mexican American War 1845, and the last Indian wars are studied. Students will also learn about the origins of slavery, the lives of black Americans who gained freedom, the characteristics of white southern society and the women's suffrage movement. Students will do presentations, develop magazines and use the internet in learning to appreciate and understand the development of America, her history and culture.

  • Item #: 070721
    ISBN: 9781976051746
    Retail: $34.95
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    The obvious answer to why we study geography? We might end up in Timbuktu! Part of the Living History of Our World series, this course provides a creation-based, investigative approach to world geography that explores both geographical regions and specific countries; encouraging a worldview perspective.

      Geared, perhaps, to middle school, the course is adaptable for slightly younger as well as for older students. In fact, there are separate assignments for younger (3rd – 6th grade) and older (7th – 12th grade) students at many points in the study. The course book is a roadmap, providing 36 weeks (5 days per week) and 8 units. Units cover an earth overview plus units focused on each of the continents (Australia/New Zealand/Oceania, Asia, Europe, Africa, South America, North America, and Antarctica) and a final week of review plus “show and tell” presentations (optional).

      The first unit starts with creation and spends three weeks exploring the physical make-up of the earth. The author suggests this part of the study could be augmented by science courses from Master Books. [General Science 1 (Earth & Sky); General 2 (Survey of Geology & Archeology). Younger students could augment with the Big Book of Earth & Sky from Master Books.] Part of this introductory three-week study is instructions for setting up a world geography notebook. This notebook is the major focus of the student’s year. As the course takes the student through continent and country studies, the notebook develops into a major presentation piece. Mapwork, reports of all types, and weekly projects all find their way into the notebook.

      The continent units vary from 1 week (Antarctica) to 6 weeks (North America – which includes a week on the different state regions of the US). There is a pattern to each study: physical and political mapwork, specific country studies, then a look at animals and plants. There is likewise a pattern to the country studies: mapwork plus completion of a project (slideshow/travel brochure/great country report) based on the student’s research from a list of topics. Ethnic food and art projects are saved for the last day of each week’s study. Only a sampling of each continent’s countries is covered by the country studies. For instance, in the Europe unit, Week 1 is spent on mapping the physical and political maps of Europe and then an overview of the physical landscape. The focus of Week 2 is Scandaninavia with a day each on Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Greenland/Iceland. Week 3 covers the UK and Ireland. Week 4 covers Italy. Week 5 is plants and animals.

      Packed with graphics and illustrations, the Course Book is a template/example for the notebook/binder the student will create. In addition to the maps there are suggestions for projects, lots of photos from studied countries, and blank space for writing. There are two versions of the Course Book – one in full-color and one that is black and white. The Course Book is consumable and the author considers one per student a requirement.

      The Appendix is extensive; in fact, the author suggests you consider it a suitcase full of resources and ideas for your journey around the world.

    Included in the Appendix:

    •             Teacher Notes for each Unit
    •             Supplemental resources for each Unit (literature and DVD suggestions)
    •             Extra Hands-on Projects per Unit
    •             Websites, Resources, and Videos
    •             Project and Game Instructions
    •             Reproducible Research Forms (also available as a downloadable file from the author)

      A careful perusal of the Table of Contents (available on our website) will show there are some geographical areas and countries that seem to be missing. For instance, the middle part of Europe (Spain, Portugal, France, Germany) as well as Eastern Europe is covered only in the general mapwork and continent studies. The reproducible forms are general enough that the country studies could easily be extended to any countries you wanted to add. Additionally, there are four units available for families with older students (free download): Southeast Asia/Polynesia, Middle East, Caribbean, and Alaska/Hawaii.

      If you’re looking for a world geography study that is a blend of instructional material (minimal) and research that could be done as a family with an option for extra challenge for older students, then You Could End Up in Timbuktu! may provide just the right amount of structure. 282 pgs, pb. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 055622
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  • Item #: 027802
    ISBN: 9781419684203
    Retail: $19.99
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    This clearly written, bilingual textbook introduces students to the fascinating cultures of the Mayans and Aztecs. The text is parallel, with the left-hand page presented in English and the right-hand page translated into Spanish. Black and white maps and photos of historical artifacts and landmarks are included as well. The text begins chronologically, covering the different periods of ancient Mayan history. Then it proceeds to the Mayan lifestyle, building methods, and encounters with the Spaniards. From there, Aztec history is covered, including topics such as government, religion, rulers, language, and the end of the Aztec empire. Multiple-choice quizzes appear at the end of each chapter, and websites for further research appear throughout the text as well. (Please note: at this time, there appears to be no answer key available for the quizzes in the book. However, the answers to the quizzes can be deduced from a close reading of the relevant chapter.) By John and Elisa Myers. 197 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 049347
    ISBN: 9781429122443
    Retail: $24.95
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    This impressive classroom timeline contains sixteen individual timeline cardstock posters. Beginning at 500 million BCE and concluding in 2010 CE, each poster contains black & white and color illustrations of major people and events. Each poster measures approx. 17" x 11" and when combined extends beyond twenty-two feet. Included is an 8 page activity book for classroom use (most activities would easily be adaptable for homeschool families). Suggested activities incorporate a wide variety of learning styles from writing to acting and singing. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 069318
    ISBN: 9780688001292
    Retail: $15.99
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     Students of the Great War will obtain a comprehensive, balanced, and readable overview of the major events and personalities that helped to shape and define the First World War. The author, James L. Stokesbury, explains the many and varied aspects of this great conflict that so profoundly affected Western civilization. He skillfully exposes readers, for example, to the significance of modern technology and how it impacted the military arena in ways that were unprecedented for that time. He provides additional information regarding many of the monumental political movements that were unfolding during this period, while he also explains the practical effects of the Russian Revolution and the end of the Hapsburg dynasty. Readers will come away from this volume with an excellent understanding of just how much the First World War permanently changed both Europe and America politically and culturally. The only illustrations in this book are a few simple black & white maps. This history resource is included within one of the high school level Well Planned Gal curriculum kits. 336 pgs, pb. ~ Mike