World History Encyclopedia 4 Million Years Ago To The Present Day

World History Encyclopedia 4 Million Years Ago To The Present Day


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This book is a remarkable journey through the history of the human race. Anyone with a need to set history into context will welcome this highly visual approach. Its penetrating investigation into the emergence of people and the very first settlements through ancient civilizations to the present day, will answer questions and stimlate interest. Superb illustrators, experienced authors and consultants in education have combined experience and skills to present a wealth of information. Over 1000 illustrations, diagrams and photographs. Frequent use of detailed maps. Illustrated date panels of key events. Quick reference timelines on each page. Reference charts of social, political and cultural developments. Comprehensive index. Who was Nebuchadnezzar? What did the Celts worship? Did the Incas exist before the Aztecs? How long did the Hundred Years War last? This single volume can answer these questions and thousands more. History is not simply a list of rulers, explorers, wars and revolutions, it is about the social and cultural aspects of life. Here the daily life and concerns, the decorative arts and philosophies, the costumes and architecture are also described in superb detail. Timelines - Two timeline styles exist in the World History Encyclopedia. One set key dates and events for each spread's subject in a decorative panel which illustrates the art and architecture of the time. The second locates subjects historically with a time bar along the top of each page. Both help the reader to place events in context. History brought to life - The World History Encyclopedia is packed with visual information. On every page full colour photographs of artefacts from museums, paintings and engravings, plus reconstructions of buildings, battles and everyday life, throw a spotlight on people, places and events. Contemporary photographs from more recent periods let us witness history as it happens. The Sections - Each section in the encyclopedia starts with an introduction, an overview of the period's key developments, plus a timeline to pinpoint key dates. The sections are - The Ancient World, The Middle Ages, Exploration and Trade, Revolution and Industry, The Modern World, Ready Reference.


Publisher : Parragon
Format : Hardcover
Style : Illustrated - Colour
Size : Medium
SKU : BY1-2513
Content : Non-Fiction
Language : English
ISBN : 9780752543451
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