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The Illustrated History of the World

The Illustrated History of the World

by J. M. Roberts
     
 

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The Illustrated History of the World is a lavishly illustrated edition of J. M. Roberts's bestselling History of the World. Now completely revised and updated, each volume of this comprehensive reference work traces the tumultuous story of humankind from prehistory to the end of the 20th century. The rise and fall of civilizations; the impact of powerful

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The Illustrated History of the World is a lavishly illustrated edition of J. M. Roberts's bestselling History of the World. Now completely revised and updated, each volume of this comprehensive reference work traces the tumultuous story of humankind from prehistory to the end of the 20th century. The rise and fall of civilizations; the impact of powerful individuals on world events; the interplay of state and religion; the social and economic factors that influence societies—these are some of the themes of this masterful, sweeping narrative. Over 2,000 photographs in color and black-and-white present a unique visual panoply of the march of history. In addition, more than 200 maps and artworks in full color underscore important events. Fully integrated sidebars and feature boxes narrow in on key themes, providing an additional layer of interest. Each volume also contains a double-page, illustrated chronology of major events, plus a bibliography and detailed index. Authoritative, brilliantly written, and superbly illustrated, this outstanding and popular work of scholarship makes the whole sweep of history vivid and accessible as never before.

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"Notable for its many time lines, charts, maps, drawings, illustrations, and photographs, which complement the text and bring it to life.... Gives a broad view and does lead to a quick identification of the main facts.... Its distillation of topics makes it valuable for younger readers, from the fifth grade through high school, and for this group it would be valuable both as a reference set and as circulating volumes. The fact that each volume can stand alone also makes it appropriate for the circulating collection for adults."—Booklist

"Roberts presents the human story in a style that is easy to absorb.... Each volume contains a full index, a chronology, and a detailed description of each chapter's contents. Useful to both students and the general reader with an interest in history, this is recommended for school and public libraries."—Library Journal

"A thorough history of the world... The text has been extensively updated and numerous black-and-white and full-color photos and illustrations have been added.... Though packed with information, the pages look clean and uncluttered, and it's easy to find a quick bit of information on a certain period or person.... An exemplary work."—School Library Journal

"You can take 50 books off the library shelves and replace them with the Illustrated History of the World."—John Clark, Boothbay Harbor Library, Boothbay Harbor, ME

Booklist
Notable for its many time lines, charts, maps, drawings, illustrations, and photographs, which complement the text and bring it to life.... Gives a broad view and does lead to a quick identification of the main facts.... Its distillation of topics makes it valuable for younger readers, from the fifth grade through high school, and for this group it would be valuable both as a reference set and as circulating volumes. The fact that each volume can stand alone also makes it appropriate for the circulating collection for adults.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195216981
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/28/2000
Edition description:
11 Volume Set
Pages:
1968
Product dimensions:
12.10(w) x 9.70(h) x 8.60(d)
Age Range:
12 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

J.M. Roberts is the highly-acclaimed author of History of the World (OUP, 1993) and the best-selling A History of Europe. He is the Warden of Merton College, Oxford, England.

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