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Kingfisher's encyclopedias are award-winning, information-packed reference books for all the family. The new, updated editions are beautiful versions of these trusted favorites--perfect for gifts and reference alike. If you want one history encyclopedia, this is it! History leaps from the page in this completely revised and updated edition of the critically acclaimed Kingfisher History Encyclopedia by the editors at Kingfisher. From mans earliest history right through to the technological and social revolutions of the current day, this trusted reference provides a one-stop source for research, and is the perfect companion to any study of world history. The encyclopedia is organized chronologically and then thematically within each time period. A timeline runs across the top of each page for context. Each section includes biographies of important people and key features on the art, architecture, and technology of the period. No more hunting and pecking all over the internet for incomplete or un-vetted information. With 3,500 indexed references and more than 2,000 full-color illustrations, photographs, and source materials, as well as research-friendly back matter and index, this encyclopedia provides a beautiful, authoritative reference that is essential for any home, school, or library.
High-quality photographs depict subjects as diverse as China's Great Wall and Mayan stone carvings from the Yucat n Peninsula; these, along with maps and illustrations complement the meaty text. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information. Children's Literature
With 3,500 indexed references and 2,000 full-color illustrations The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia is a good school or home purchase and a great gift for students and anyone with a thirst for knowledge.
BooklistThis updated edition would be useful as a homework support for school and public libraries, especially those that own the previous edition. In addition, its appealing and colorful layout and accessible information will lend it to casual browsing by students and adults. School Library JournalConcise and intriguing. ...With en engaging writing style and colorful and informative images, this book will have a general appeal that will extend beyond report usage.
Library Media ConnectionThis revised and updated edition is packed with facts, illustrations, photos, and concise articles spanning the beginning of time to the present day. Organized chronologically then broken down thematically, each unit includes incredible photos and illustrations, a running timeline across the top of the page, key dates, biographies, and features on art, architecture and technology. Offering a great overview of history, its general appeal to readers of all ages will make this volume a wonderful asset to any library. BooklistThis updated edition would be useful as a homework support for school and public libraries, especially those that own the previous edition. In addition, its appealing and colorful layout and accessible information will lend it to casual browsing by students and adults. School Library JournalConcise and intriguing. ...With en engaging writing style and colorful and informative images, this book will have a general appeal that will extend beyond report usage.
Authoritative and richly illustrated, this encyclopedia provides a reference guide to world history with more than 3,500 entries and featuring a timeline, key date boxes, full-color maps, photographs and biographies of historical figures.
What was the Black Death? Who fought in the Hundred Years' War? What do people mean by the Counter-Reformation? With its simple chronological and thematic arrangement, The Concise Kingfisher History Encyclopedia puts the whole of history, and the legacy of human civilization - from the Ice Age to the Information Age - at the fingertips of today's children. Divided into ten clearly defined time periods (from 40,000 B.C.Ð to the present day), The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia covers every major empire, civilization, revolution, and war, as well as the technological and cultural advances that have left their mark on history. Three colorful spreads at the end of each section are devoted to the Art, Architecture, and Science and Technology of each major time period. A comprehensive index, and at-a-glance summaries of each period, make this a valuable resource for help with school assignments, as well as for casual browsing. Special Features: Bold headwords, and a concise definition of the subject appear at the top of the page. Text can be read section by section or as a complete article. Illustrated biographies and key date boxes provide essential information. Timeline throughout puts history in context and shows progression of world events.
This authoritative reference book brings world history to life, from early humans to the current war on terror. Along the way, it reveals riveting facts on the founding of the great Roman Empire, the revolution that changed France forever, the war between the North and South that unified America, the start of World War I and the Great Depression that followed, the first moon landing, and the end of apartheid in South Africa.
The encyclopedia is organized chronologically and then thematically within each time period. A timeline runs across the top of each page. Each section includes biographies of important people and features on art, architecture, and technology.
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