Illustrated History of the World

Illustrated History of the World

by Neil Morris, Polla, John Malam, Lynn McRae

This one does the young scholar a solid, with comprehensive, well-organized material engagingly presented.


This one does the young scholar a solid, with comprehensive, well-organized material engagingly presented.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The Illustrated History of the World: From the Big Bang to the Third Millennium by Neil Morris and others compiles a wealth of information about the history of humankind. After briefly detailing the evolution of life on Earth, the authors explore the concurrent settlements, languages and cultural traditions of peoples around the world. Sections such as "Celtic Europe" and "Decolonization of Africa" cover such topics as medicine, politics, war and the arts. Sidebars, timelines and well-captioned illustrations add to the informative text. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
An abundantly illustrated history of the world "from the Big Bang, right up to the dawn of the 21st century." This book is divided into six chapters covering specific periods of history from the formation of Earth and the evolution of life, through the 20th century, and up to the present. Each chapter is further subdivided into two-page spreads which explain specific events, religious developments, artistic and architectural achievements, scientific inventions and, of course, introduce readers to the people who played a part in history. Every page has colorful drawings with captions, maps, diagrams, and timelines. Concise, informative, entertaining, arresting—the sort of book that will catch and hold the attention of all ages. An exceptional resource for school, classroom, and home libraries. 2004 (orig. 2000), Enchanted Lion Books, Ages 10 up.
—Anita Barnes Lowen
Using the Great Cities Through the Ages (Enchanted Lion Books, 2003/VOYA December 2003) series format, this engaging and motivating volume, "organized chronologically, and then geographically within time periods," effectively communicates the interrelationship of simultaneous and sequential historical events frequently studied in isolation. The six chapters include "Origins," "Ancient Worlds," "The Medieval World," "European Expansion," "European Dominance," and "The Modern World." The two-page segments within the chapters can be read independently or in succession. Each includes an overall description of topics such as the spread of Christianity or the rise of Islam. Eighteen additional two-page spreads, such as Warfare in the Middle Ages and The Renaissance, enrich each time line. Fascinating pictures, captions, and short descriptions of people, events, customs, or artifacts support the main description and encourage readers to pursue research. In most entries, maps of the period establish the geographical context. See-also blocks indicate additional relevant sections. This excellent and user-friendly reference for students provides social studies teachers with introductions to units of study and offers quick and clear connections to related aspects of history. It is an excellent companion for The Book of Rule: How the World Is Governed (DK Publishing, 2004). For both teachers and librarians, it is a great source for booktalking nonfiction or historical fiction. VOYA CODES: 4Q 4P M J S (Better than most, marred only by occasional lapses; Broad general YA appeal; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12).2004, Enchanted Lion Books/Peter Bedrick, 288p.; Index. Illus. Photos. Maps. Charts. Chronology., Ages 11 to 18.
—Lucy Schall

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Enchanted Lion Books
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Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.30(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
8 - 16 Years

Meet the Author

Neil Morris has written many books. He lives in Britain.

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