Reviews and Blog Posts: discovery

Mirage : Napoleon's scientists and the unveiling of Egypt

by Nina Burleigh

DPL Rating:
4

Napoleon Bonaparte's loss was the world's gain when a group of trained scientists followed him into Egypt. Through the scientists efforts, and sometimes life-ending dedication, they began cataloging the contributions of a little understood culture resulting in a 26 volume encyclopedia. Great read for those who like stories of discovery.

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