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Old 12-19-2010, 06:17 AM   #1
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Indiana Jones "Explores"...

Anybody have any of these books?

■Indiana Jones Explores Ancient Egypt
■Indiana Jones Explores Ancient Rome
■Indiana Jones Explores Ancient Greece
■Indiana Jones Explores The Vikings
■Indiana Jones Explores The Incas
■Indiana Jones Explores The Aztecs

I was able to order a few (Vikings and Ancient Greece) at VERY cheap prices...Curious as to what people think of them.
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Old 12-19-2010, 08:35 AM   #2
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I have always wondered about them. Could you tell me what they are like, and for wich age group they are best suited?

As a teacher, I would love to get a few of these for my classroom...
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Old 12-19-2010, 08:36 AM   #3
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Not a problem; I should be getting them in the next couple of days.
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Old 12-19-2010, 10:02 AM   #4
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Not a problem; I should be getting them in the next couple of days.

These are basically text books written for another series by John Malam that have been repacked with a few Indiana Jones references.

Bad if your expecting Indiana Jones, good if you like history.
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Old 12-19-2010, 10:50 AM   #5
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Indiana Jones Explores

For those less discerning of collectors who are tempted...













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Old 12-20-2010, 05:34 AM   #6
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Hmmm, According to page 8 it seems Indy has written a book about Rome. Now THAT'S the book I want to read...
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Old 12-20-2010, 12:52 PM   #7
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I have the set, having bought the books while on my honeymoon in 1994. Bought them at the British Museum. Biggest bummer is that my Egypt book is missing a few pages.

Anyway, they're fun for younger readers, I'm thinking middle school range. Cute to have pics of Indy. Many of the Indy pics are reused ad nauseum throughout the series.

And it makes history a tad more interesting reading the first person narrative from Indy himself.
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Old 12-20-2010, 04:40 PM   #8
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i have two of the books
the vikings and the incas two very good books for the youngsters to learn about.
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Old 12-21-2010, 04:17 AM   #9
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Thanks to all for the responses! I'll be sure to voice my opinion as well when I receive my 2 books...
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Old 12-21-2010, 11:56 AM   #10
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Hmmm, According to page 8 it seems Indy has written a book about Rome. Now THAT'S the book I want to read...
Hmmm, all the scans that JuniorJones posted are from the Ancient Rome book and according to your original post, you already knew about this one.

I don't have any of these so it was nice to see the blurb about Paestum on page 8 since I was there this past August. Paestum is in a very remote part of Italy but worth the trip getting there. The site is pretty big with much to see and one of the temples is where the harpies scene from "Jason and the Argonauts was fimed.
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Old 12-24-2010, 12:10 PM   #11
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For those who are intrested in finding our more about these books and their auther

http://www.johnmalam.co.uk/
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Old 01-29-2011, 04:52 AM   #12
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Could you scan a few pages of INDIANA JONES EXPLORES THE INCAS for me please?
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Old 02-03-2011, 11:52 AM   #13
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Could you scan a few pages of INDIANA JONES EXPLORES THE INCAS for me please?

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Old 02-04-2011, 07:01 AM   #14
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I'm enjoying trying to imagine these as actual text books written by a 90 year old Indiana, somewhat forgetful somewhat odd... somewhat obbessed with reminding his reader what a daring and adventurous fellow he was when he was young.. "
look.. here I am.. and again, oh. how did that picture get in here.. and again.. and once again. I was a looker wasn't I?"
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Old 02-04-2011, 08:18 AM   #15
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Thanks for scanning the Indiana Jones in Inca land book. They could have used actual on-site photos of Harry Steele in Cuzco for some of the pages, couldn't they, ha ha.
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Old 02-04-2011, 11:19 AM   #16
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Thanks for scanning the Indiana Jones in Inca land book. They could have used actual on-site photos of Harry Steele in Cuzco for some of the pages, couldn't they, ha ha.

No problem.

Prehaps Indy was not the most appropriate of explorers...

...here's another page.


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Old 02-04-2011, 06:33 PM   #17
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Here's a nice poster for the book...


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Old 02-05-2011, 05:38 AM   #18
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Harry Steele Meets The Incas

That's marvellous JJ, I want you to write a book called HARRY STEELE MEETS THE INCAS, it would be better than Indy and the Incas - especially a chapter on how to rip off American tourists!
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Old 08-21-2011, 11:36 AM   #19
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Out of curiosity I went to the local library to borrow some of the "Indiana Jones Explores..." books.

Here's a couple of scans from "Indiana Jones Explores... The Aztecs"





The crystal skull made it into the texts!
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Old 08-21-2011, 01:26 PM   #20
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Out of curiosity I went to the local library to borrow some of the "Indiana Jones Explores..." books.

Naughty! The library police will be knocking on your door...
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