Totally Gross History
Historical practices and rituals surrounding hygiene, religion, fashion, diet, and medicine have often fallen quite short of our contemporary standards. These books are entertaining, highly informative tours of the grossest practices that occurred in past societies around the world. The disgusting details range from hygiene, diet, religious or other ritual practices to techniques used in battle or torture and medical or other health-related practices. Through these gross practices, readers will gain a full sense of daily life in these historical civilizations.
• High-interest content will engage even reluctant readers.
• Irresistible content and approach for middle grade readers--lots of vivid details and examples that will prompt exclamations of "Yuck!" and "So gross!"
• Substance AND style--at the core of this totally gross presentation is very substantial history that steeps readers in the curricular details of ancient and medieval world history.