National Geographic Essential Visual History of the World

National Geographic Essential Visual History of the World

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Random House, Inc.
From the dawn of civilization to the first decade of the 21st century, this straightforwardly written, superbly accessible reference distills the concentrated essence of world history into a single compact, 544-page volume that fits in the palm of your hand. Featuring more than 1,000 illustrations, it's a book as vivid as it is definitive, with an innovative design that invites readers to envision the human epic from a wide variety of revealing perspectives.

Here are history's greatest moments presented in self-contained, interactive spreads organized by epochal themes and cross-referenced to offer an in-depth and multi-dimensional view of major world events. The book is organized into eight fundamental eras from prehistory to the present day, with a timeline detailing each section and fascinating sidebars throughout which explore the full scope of the human experience. The illustrations offer a constant, vibrant counterpoint, carefully selected not only to complement the text and depict its important events and personalities, but also to provide the visual excitement that helps turn a wealth of informative facts into an irresistibly fascinating adventure.

A casual browser's delight yet authoritative and wide-ranging enough to engage lifelong history buffs or enlighten students in search of a panoramic overview, this amazingly affordable book is truly what its title describes: essential.

Baker & Taylor
Ranging from the dawn of civilization to the present day, an accessible, visual history of the world brings together one thousand color and black-and-white photographs and illustrations that capture history's greatest moments, organized into eight fundamental eras and including a timeline detailing each section, informative sidebars, and biographical profiles. 30,000 first printing.

Book News
Charming, and thoughtfully conceived and executed. It's only 5x7", yet most pages have three images--tiny, but well-chosen and well-reproduced--accompanied by concise, yet fluid text. Arrangement is chronological from prehistory through the contemporary world, with material devoted to all parts of the world. For those seeking a convenient reference or, perhaps, a small graduation gift. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Baker
& Taylor

Ranging from the dawn of civilization to the present day, a visual history of the world brings together photographs and illustrations that capture history's greatest moments, organized into eight fundamental eras with timelines, sidebars, and biographical profiles.

Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic ; Enfield : Publishers Group UK [distributor], 2007
ISBN: 9781426200915
1426200919
Characteristics: 544 p. : ill

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