Illustrated History of the World: From the Big Bang to the Third Millennium

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The Illustrated History of the World invites readers of all ages to explore the main currents of world history, from the Big Bang to the Third Millennium. A comprehensive reference book, it brings great civilizations including Greece, Rome, China and India to life, as well as some of the big names in history, from Alexander the Great to Joan of Arc, and from Michelangelo to Mother Teresa. Stunningly illustrated throughout with over 2,000 color maps, artifacts, graphs and realistic artwork reconstructions of ...
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Overview

The Illustrated History of the World invites readers of all ages to explore the main currents of world history, from the Big Bang to the Third Millennium. A comprehensive reference book, it brings great civilizations including Greece, Rome, China and India to life, as well as some of the big names in history, from Alexander the Great to Joan of Arc, and from Michelangelo to Mother Teresa. Stunningly illustrated throughout with over 2,000 color maps, artifacts, graphs and realistic artwork reconstructions of scenes from daily life, it provides a panoramic overview of the people, events, issues and conflicts that have shaped our world.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781904668473
  • Publisher: Mercury Books Limited
  • Publication date: 3/24/2005
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 11.54 (h) x 0.93 (d)

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The Illustrated History of the World is divided into six chapters focusing on specific time periods:

Origins: Formation of the Universe, evolution of life, human prehistory, neolithic revolution
Ancient Worlds: First civilizations and early empires
The Medieval World: Middle Ages in Europe, Renaissance, Rise of Islam, Mongol Empire, China
European Expansion: European exploration, colonies, trade, religious conflicts
European Dominance: Colonialism, Napoleonic Europe, Industrial Revolution, Expansion of the US
The Modern World: Events, people, conflicts and issues, from World War I to the present
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