History: From the Dawn of Civilization to the Present Day

January 15, 2019 - Comment

From the origins of Homo sapiens to the 21st century, this dynamic visual encyclopaedia of world events tells the surprising and inspiring history of the world. Exploring world history and featuring historical figures that have shaped our past and present, this newly updated third edition includes key contemporary issues, political developments, changes in leadership, and

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From the origins of Homo sapiens to the 21st century, this dynamic visual encyclopaedia of world events tells the surprising and inspiring history of the world.

Exploring world history and featuring historical figures that have shaped our past and present, this newly updated third edition includes key contemporary issues, political developments, changes in leadership, and more.

Each historical episode, explored visually on a double-page spread, is linked to others by “before” and “after” panels, explaining the causes and consequences of all that has happened. There is a focus on key profiles of major figures, exploration of important inventions, and explanation of significant ideologies that defined their time.

An extensive “National Histories” section, separately chronicles the key events of each and every sovereign state in the world, as well as many of their self-governing territories.

This is a visual celebration of human achievement and endeavour, combining fascinating content with stunning images of painting, sculpture, and architecture. All of this means that a fresh and contemporary perspective is brought to the subject. DK’s History reveals the common threads and forces that have shaped the past and present and shows that ours is a history with genes and viruses, not just battles and treaties.

Comments

Anonymous says:

A gripping, very well illustrated and structured book Excellent and very Well structured book. Very well illustrated and incredibly entertaining. What is also very interesting is the fact that there is a historical chronology of all notable events for each of the world’s countries. The only small thing i would point at to is the fact that there is not much pages dedicated to Middle Ages Europe. Overall, a gripping and page-turning encyclopedia which covers nearly all big events and civilisations you would love to hear about.

Anonymous says:

Brilliant… If you want to know the history of the world, from the earliest known era, right up to modern times, then this book is for you. This book covers the entire subject with utter brilliance. Beautifully illustrated, using time line sections, every region is covered. The appendix covers the history of each country individually too.No home should be without this book. It can be used by children and adults of all ages. A truly captivating history book…

Anonymous says:

Great Reference book, Very Clear. Easy to read and digest. Great reference book for someone studying history and a great book overall for someone who is just interested in history and doesn’t know a lot about it, like me. Its very well made, beautiful cover design, it is pretty large and heavy but that seems necessary for the amount of information and wonderful pictures it contains. Very easy to read, presented in easy to digest pieces with plenty of illustrations maps and pictures to help understand or get a better idea of the text is conveying. Easy…

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