National Geographic Almanac of World History, 3rd edition
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National Geographic Almanac of World History, 3rd edition

National Geographic / 2014 / Hardcover

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Featuring more than 200 illustrations, maps, and time lines as well as dozens of essays, articles, and sidebars, the National Geographic Almanac of World History sweeps through the centuries with all the authority, vivid detail, and distinctive visual style that readers have come to expect from National Geographic. It's an extraordinary chronicle that spans thousands of years and explores every corner of Earth to the tell the colorful, utterly engrossing story of how humankind evolved from a scattering of isolated tribes into the complex and increasingly globalized society we know today.

The book opens with an introductory section on epochal milestones: the birth of agriculture, the invention of print, the slave trade, and much more, covered in ten lively essays comprising a concise overview of the ideas, discoveries, and developments that have driven growth and change from prehistory to the present.

Next, eight chapters explore the great ages from the earliest cities to the 21st century. Each presents a brief introduction to the period along with a global time line of events, followed by extensive subject sections focused on the cultures of particular significance or achievement in its era, with sidebars highlighting aspects or personages of special interest. Individual time lines note key dates for each important subject. A concluding spread offers a brief yet informative glimpse of what was happening elsewhere in the world.

To complete this superb reference, the closing sections presents listings of everything from dozens of wars and religions to hundreds of outstanding figures in every sphere; leaders, artists, scientists, philosophers, and more--each entry encapsulating its significance. 396 pages. Hardcover.

Product Information

Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 396
Vendor: National Geographic
Publication Date: 2014
ISBN: 1426213913
ISBN-13: 9781426213915

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Publisher's Description

Epic in scope, yet loaded with captivating detail, this completely updated edition of National Geographic's bestselling Almanac of World History encompasses all of human history, from ancient times to present. It is a rich chronicle of great ages and cultures told in a vivid and varied format, a masterly combination of visual appeal and authoritative heft, a book you'll read with fascination--and refer to again and again. Divided into major eras and organized chronologically, each topic includes a detailed time line providing highlights of that period. Beautiful and compelling imagery and artwork show glimpses into the heart of each topic. Nearly 50 maps show major empires, boundaries, battles, trade routes, historical events and other fascinating elements. A robust appendix lists world leaders of major regions from ancient times to the present, as well as other historical data. A detailed index facilitates easy research of specific topics.

Author Bio

PATRICIA S. DANIELS has written and edited books on history, science, and geography for both children and adults. She lives in State College, Pennsylvania.

STEPHEN G. HYSLOP'S many books include Great Empires, Eyewitness to the Civil War, Bound for Santa Fe: The Road to New Mexico and the American Conquest, 1806-1848, and Chroniclers of Indian Life. 

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