History: From the Dawn of Civilization to the Present Day

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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. 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.

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Overview

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. 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.

Includes:

  • Inventions, discoveries, and ideas that have shaped world history
  • A look at human achievement through artifacts, painting, sculpture, and architecture
  • An examination of humankind in context as part of the natural world
  • Eyewitness accounts and biographies of key figures
  • A comprehensive timeline chronicling the key events of the countries of the world
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"[T]he book excels in by telling well-chosen stories in simple, illustrated form, always offering enough depth of information to satisfy the curious." – DigitalInsider.com

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"[T]he book excels in by telling well-chosen stories in simple, illustrated form, always offering enough depth of information to satisfy the curious." – DigitalInsider.com
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756676094
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/19/2012
  • Pages: 612
  • Sales rank: 200,152
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.60 (d)

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  • Posted April 6, 2010

    Another Home Run for Adam Hart-Davis with this detailed view of history!

    Add this book to the long list of successes for Adam. With all that he has offered us, he was still able to create this awesome history book, and he kept it at just 612 pages.

    This book is designed in "spreads", which are a double page view of a specific period in history. With this type of design, it is very easy to skip around and read pieces that you are interested in, and still grasp the story as it is told.

    The pictures are fantastic too. There are so many pictures in this book; I found it unbelievable as to how much information was also in it. The pictures add another dimension to this super book.

    The size and weight of this book could be considered hefty. It weighs a bit, and can make carrying it around a chore, though not a terrible one.

    The book is divided up into seven main time periods. Each of these periods is subdivided up into the major or main events that took place during that period. The major players of that period are also in there. A fantastic read to be sure!

    There is a ton of factual information as-well-as trivial information between the two covers of this book. The last part even covers the individual histories of the worlds 193 countries. The book actually covers everything from The Stone Age to The Present Time.

    This book would make a fantastic gift for anybody too! My 8 year old loves looking through it, and is always full of questions about history. If I could, I would buy his school enough of these books for each student to use in their history class.

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