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Publisher Comments:

Homo sapiens have remained the same species, largely unchanged in genetic makeup and anatomy since the Cro-Magnon era. By contrast, the cultural, social, and technological changes since then have been nothing less than extraordinary. At the core of this development is the ability of humans to store and transmit knowledge, so that each new generation stands upon the shoulders of its predecessors. This ability to use what has gone before is what sets humans apart.


Telling our story, from prehistory to the present day, DK's History is a thought-provoking journey, revealing the common threads and forces that have shaped human history. Taking a broad-themed approach, acknowledging varied factors at work, from climate, ecology, disease, and geology and their roles in the human story, this visual celebration makes history accessible and relevant, putting events in their wider context and showing how they have shaped the world we live in.

Book News Annotation:

Published in oversized format (10.25x12.25"), this stimulating work is filled with images and maps placed amidst a history that spans the earliest human origins to the 21st century. The history is told through engaging two- to four-page synopses of specific issues, cultures, religions, political movements, or events, among other topics. Each is heavily illustrated with photos of art, monuments, and other historic objects, a map, and inset boxes with additional information, such as profiles of notable people. Interspersed among the synopses are accounts of individual events or issues and timelines of specific eras. The volume concludes with a lengthy section summarizing national histories, grouped by continent. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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This history is a thought-provoking journey that reveals the common threads and forces that have shaped human history. This visual celebration makes the past accessible and relevant, putting events in their wider context, and showing how they have shaped the modern world.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780756631192
Author:
Hart-davis, Adam
Publisher:
DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
Manufactured:
Dk Publishing
Consultant:
Hart-Davis, Adam
Author:
Hart-Davis, Adam
Author:
DK Publishing
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
World history
Subject:
World
Subject:
World History-General
Publication Date:
20071031
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
612
Dimensions:
12.30x10.30x1.54 in. 6.61 lbs.

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