This brilliant book looks at the world during the major periods of history: The Ancient World, Medieval World, Age of Exploration and Empire (1450-1800), and The Modern World (since 1800). History is explored through small illustrations on large portions of the map; captions explain what was happening, important places, dates, people, and events. Because larger sections of the globe are covered, it allows readers to note and see border issues, trade & exploration routes, and simultaneous kingdoms that are otherwise studied separately. See what was happening across North America, in Europe, in Southeast Asia, China, India, the Pacific, and everywhere else, and how the past developed into the world we know today. A timeline on the side of the page keeps the world events in perspective. 181 pages, indexed, hardcover with dust jacket. 12.25" x 9.75".
Please Note: This book mentions humans at 200,000 years ago.
Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 196 Vendor: Kingfisher Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 9.38 X 12.00 X 0.90 (inches) ISBN: 0753463881 ISBN-13: 9780753463888 Availability: In Stock
This paper over board edition combines all four volumes in the series, depicting the world and its people between 10000BCE and the present day. It covers all major human civilizations, from the ancient world to modern times, and examines the core curriculum themes of religion, exploration, colonization, industry, technology, war and diplomatic relations.
Simon Adams was born in Bristol and studied at London and Bristol universities. He worked as an editor of children’s reference and other non-fiction books before becoming a full-time writer. Since then, he has written and contributed to more than 50 books on subjects as varied as American history, the sinking of the Titanic, the two world wars and the history of jazz.
Katherine Baxter (Atlas of the Ancient World), Kevin Maddison (Atlas of the Medieval World and Atlas of the Modern World), and Mark Bergin (Atlas of Exploration and Empires).
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(starred review) This extensive volume covers an enormous span of history in an organized, easy-to-follow manner. Divided into four major sections: The Ancient World, The Medieval World, Exploration and Empire, and The Modern World, this book is thorough without becoming overwhelming to readers. . . . Overall, thi sis a great addition to the collection for its breadth of topic and ease of use. Highly Recommended.