This is a fascinating fact file and learn-it-yourself project book. It is an accessible and lively introduction to pyramids, pyramid builders throughout history, and the uses of these amazing shapes all around the world. It features 20 exciting practical projects, from writing in hieroglyphs, measuring the heights of pyramids, experimenting with moving loads and working with stone, to growing your own pyramid crystals. More than 250 pictures include step-by-step photographs and explanatory diagrams. It is the perfect fun learning book for children aged 8-12, ideal for home study or classroom use. The ancient pyramids are not only some of the most recognizable buildings in the world - they also contain some of the greatest mysteries of history. This fantastic book lets you step inside these structures to unlock all sorts of secrets about extraordinary tombs and the lives of the people who built them. Take a journey from the fertile River Nile in Egypt to the floating island of Tenochtitlan in Mexico to discover just how many different types of pyramids there have been over the centuries. Find out about pyramids that occur in nature and explore how such shapes have all kinds of unique properties and applications. The book also includes 20 hands-on projects that will inspire children to learn through experimentation, crafts and construction, placing the skills and customs of ancient peoples in context and bringing the science of pyramids to life.