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Zhang Heng and the Incredible Earthquake Detector

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Author: McGee
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BIC Subject: History & the past: general interest (Children's / Teenage)
Published By: Workman Publishing
 
Published: 02-Sep-2020
Format: Hardback, 32 pages, 229x10.984in
ISBN: 9781641701686
Stock Code: 1701686
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When thousands of people die in China's earthquakes, China Emperor Shun Di does not know what to do as it takes days for a city to communicate the news to the Emperor. He assigns his wisest adviser Zhang Heng to create a device that will tell the Emperor and his court in what direction an earthquake took place. Can Zhang Heng accomplish this impossible task in only two weeks?

Still honoured today for the advancements Zhang Heng made to astronomy and mathematics over 2,000 years ago during the Han Dynasty in China, Zhang Heng and the Incredible Earthquake Detector tells the remarkable true story of how Heng created a magnificent and beautiful device with eight dragons that communicated the direction of an earthquake years before the seismograph was invented.
When thousands of people die in China's earthquakes, China Emperor Shun Di does not know what to do as it takes days for a city to communicate the news to the Emperor. He assigns his wisest adviser Zhang Heng to create a device that will tell the Emperor and his court in what direction an earthquake took place. Can Zhang Heng accomplish this impossible task in only two weeks?

Still honoured today for the advancements Zhang Heng made to astronomy and mathematics over 2,000 years ago during the Han Dynasty in China, Zhang Heng and the Incredible Earthquake Detector tells the remarkable true story of how Heng created a magnificent and beautiful device with eight dragons that communicated the direction of an earthquake years before the seismograph was invented.

Randel McGee is a professional storyteller and ventriloquist who has performed all around the United States and Asia at schools, libraries, conferences, and special events. His ventriloquist act "Randel McGee and Groark the Dragon" has two award-winning DVD series on character education for elementary school children. His storytelling performances as the world-famous author Hans Christian Andersen have taken him to storytelling festivals and cultural events around the globe. McGee is also an artist and illustrator who specialises in paper arts and crafts and puppetry. He is the author of sixteen craft books for children.
 
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