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National Geographic Concise History Of the World: An Illustrated Time Line

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Publisher Comments:

From the dawn of humankind to today's global complexities, this monumental volume presents world history from an original perspective that provides fresh insights with every colorful spread. Few references are as invaluable, all-inclusive, and satisfying to browse. For readers of all ages, world history is easily accessible, depicted as never before—so that events occurring simultaneously around the world can be viewed at-a-glance together. For example, Texas Instruments launched the pocket calculator the same year the Soviet Union launched the first manned space station, in 1971. Columbus sailed from Spain the year Martin Behaim constructed a terrestrial globe in Nuremberg. The California Gold Rush followed the Irish Potato Famine in the 1840s, and the Greek dictatorship of Papadopoulos is overthrown the same year Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia is deposed and U.S. president Nixon resigns, in 1974. The book's innovative time line truly sets it apart, allowing readers to scan across a spread and explore a single area or compare contemporary societies across the globe.

This remarkable resource also contains dozens of maps; scores of sidebars; hundreds of illustrations; and thousands of events, milestones, personalities, ideas, and inventions. Throughout, vivid illustrations depict artworks, artifacts, portraits and dramatic scenes, while sidebar topics range from local customs and lifestyles to the effect of climate change on human migration. Drawing on National Geographic's vast resources, this concise yet comprehensive, one-of-a-kind work is as rewarding as it is compulsively readable.

Book News Annotation:

This colorfully illustrated volume by Kagan (Kagan & Associates, an editorial company specializing in creating illustrated books) and Bentley (history, U. of Hawaii) presents a timeline of world events and developments from pre-history to 2005. The material is largely presented in a tabular format, with two-page spreads on particular time periods providing horizontal columns for Asia & Oceania, the Middle East and Africa, Europe, and the Americas that intersect with vertical thematic columns on politics and power, geography and the environment, culture and religion, science and technology, and people and society. Numerous side boxes provide further information, as do 25 brief essays covering such topics as the birth of monotheism, Islamic arts and sciences, the Renaissance, the Mughal Empire, World War I, the Holocaust, the Vietnam War, and the Asian Tsunami of 2004.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

This colorfully illustrated volume by Kagan (Kagan & Associates, an editorial company specializing in creating illustrated books) and Bentley (history, U. of Hawaii) presents a timeline of world events and developments from pre-history to 2005. The material is largely presented in a tabular format, with two-page spreads on particular time periods providing horizontal columns for Asia & Oceania, the Middle East and Africa, Europe, and the Americas that intersect with vertical thematic columns on politics and power, geography and the environment, culture and religion, science and technology, and people and society. Numerous side boxes provide further information, as do 25 brief essays covering such topics as the birth of monotheism, Islamic arts and sciences, the Renaissance, the Mughal Empire, World War I, the Holocaust, the Vietnam War, and the Asian Tsunami of 2004. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Neil Kagan, formerly publisher of Time-Life Books, now heads Kagan and Associates, creators of innovative illustrated books. Over his 30-year career he has developed such award-winning book series as Voices of the Civil War, What Life Was Like, Our American Century, and the Time-Life Student Library.

Jerry H. Bentley, head of The Concise History's advisory board is Professor of History at the University of Hawaii, editor of the Journal of World History, and an expert in the history of cross-cultural interactions.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780792283645
Author:
Neil Kagan and Robert D. Ballard and Malcolm McConnell
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Foreword by:
Bentley, Jerry H.
Foreword:
Bentley, Jerry H.
Editor:
Kagan, Neil
Author:
Kagan, Neil
Author:
Ballard, Robert D.
Author:
McConnell, Malcolm
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Oceanography
Subject:
Chronology, historical
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Oceanography
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
General History
Subject:
World History-General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20061031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
250 COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS, ART, MAPS, AND TI
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
12 x 9 in

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