Kingfisher History Encyclopedia

Kingfisher History Encyclopedia

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This authoritative reference book brings world history to life, from early humans to the current war on terror. Along the way, it reveals riveting facts on the founding of the great Roman Empire, the revolution that changed France forever, the war between the North and South that unified America, the start of World War I and the Great Depression that followed, the

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This authoritative reference book brings world history to life, from early humans to the current war on terror. Along the way, it reveals riveting facts on the founding of the great Roman Empire, the revolution that changed France forever, the war between the North and South that unified America, the start of World War I and the Great Depression that followed, the first moon landing, and the end of apartheid in South Africa.

The encyclopedia is organized chronologically and then thematically within each time period. A timeline runs across the top of each page. Each section includes biographies of important people and features on art, architecture, and technology.

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“High-quality photographs depict subjects as diverse as China's Great Wall and Mayan stone carvings from the Yucat n Peninsula; these, along with maps and illustrations complement the meaty text.” —Publishers Weekly

“With 3,500 indexed references and 2,000 full-color illustrations The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia is a good school or home purchase and a great gift for students and anyone with a thirst for knowledge.” —Children's Literature

Publishers Weekly
Newly updated, The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia follows a chronology of civilizations around the globe from "The Ancient World" (including Egypt, Crete, the Shang Dynasty and Babylon) to the present, and show the development of peoples who were often completely separate, culturally and geographically. High-quality photographs depict subjects as diverse as China's Great Wall and Mayan stone carvings from the Yucat n Peninsula; these, along with maps and illustrations complement the meaty text. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
A look at the extensive table of contents lets kids know that this book is filled with stories of people, places, and events that have shaped our world. Ranging from 40,000 years ago to the present, the information is arranged by major time period. At the end of chapters there are special features (two page spreads) that give an overview of the arts, architecture, science and technology of the period. A timeline runs across the top of page and the period under discussion is noted. To illustrate the type of coverage, science and technology for the period 1836 to 1913, there are inventions such as the telephone, zipper, motorcar, light bulb and much more. As readers move forward in time, the time periods get shorter, since there is so much more information to be reported. The text is current and it includes the world's trouble spots, the Middle East War, War on Terror and major environmental issues. More space is devoted to illustrations than text which will help kids understand difficult words and concepts. Readers are also able to see what is happening at the same time in various parts of the world. The "Ready Reference Section" at the end includes lists that are quite unusual such as Egyptian and Chinese Dynasties, Roman Rulers, Popes (now unfortunately out of date), English Rulers, British Prime Ministers, US Presidents, and major wars, to name a few. The Internet links can provide endless hours of even more information about history, art and culture. With 3,500 indexed references and 2,000 full-color illustrations The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia is a good school or home purchase and a great gift for students and anyone with a thirst for knowledge. If you have the previousedition—there may not be enough new information to justify replacement if funds are really tight, but at the current cost why not get the latest version. 2004 (orig. 1998), Kingfisher, Ages 8 to 14.
—Marilyn Courtot
Children's Literature - Children's Literature
A look at the extensive table of contents lets kids know that this book is filled with stories of people, places, and events that have shaped our world. Ranging from 40,000 years ago to the present, the information is arranged by continent or area of the world. At the end of chapters there are special features (two page spreads) that give an overview of the arts, architecture, science and technology of the period. A timeline runs across top of page and the period under discussion is noted. To illustrate the type of coverage, science and technology for the period 1601 to 1707 reveals that the telescope, thermostat, barometer, air pump, thermometer and much more were invented. As readers move forward in time the time periods get shorter, since there is so much more information to be reported. The text is current and it includes the worlds trouble spots, an account of the Middle East War, and major environmental issues. More space is devoted to illustrations than text which will help kids understand difficult words and concepts. The Ready Reference Section at the end includes lists that are quite unusual such as Egyptian and Chinese Dynasties, Roman Rulers, Popes, English Rulers, British Prime Ministers, US Presidents, and major wars to name a few. With 3,500 indexed references and 2,000 full-color illustrations The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia is a good school or home purchase and a great gift for students and those with a thirst for knowledge. 1999, Kingfisher, Ages 9 up, $39.95. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780753457849
Publisher:
Kingfisher
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Series:
Kingfisher Encyclopedias Series
Pages:
491
Product dimensions:
8.83(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.69(d)
Age Range:
9 - 14 Years

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Kingfisher is an award-winning publisher of non-fiction and fiction for children of all ages. Known around the world for its informative and engaging reference and early learning books, Kingfisher also receives widespread acclaim for its classic anthologies for five- to fourteen-year-olds and original picture books for very young children.

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Kingfisher History Encyclopedia 2.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Excellent encyclopedia. Takes a broader view of the world than just Europe and US. Truly a 'world' encylopedia. When I read the other review here, I didn't know what 'PC' meant. It probably stands for 'Pop Culture'. Nothing to be worried about if you don't mind learning about the real world and not just Europe.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome. I don't know what this guy above is talking about. Great historical facts. A must have for all History teachers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Beware -- this is not the update to the highly regarded Kingfisher Illustrated History. Instead, it reformats the previous work, departing from the orderly 'accent of western civilization' theme, de-emhasizing Greek and Roman history in favour of lesser known, minor world cultures and in general, adds aggresive PC editing. Using this book as a homeschool reference will result in you needing to spend time explaining the PC biases to your children, and ultimately, needing to purchase an additional reference book.