by Ian Graham
This delightful series brings something unusual to the study of history: humor. You Wouldn't Want to... revels in the darker side of life in ancient times. The reader is on center stage as he or she gets a tour through life as a slave, warrior, explorer -- even a mummy! Hilarious illustrations, captions, and sidebars leave no doubt that you simply wouldn't want to be there.
Cruising through space sounds pretty cool. Right? But what if an explosion leaves you short on oxygen, and Mission Control says you might not have enough electricity to make it back to Earth alive? Failure is not an option when you're stranded in outer space!