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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.
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.
Number of Pages: 396
Vendor: National Geographic
|Publication Date: 2014|
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