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National Geographic Almanac of World History

National Geographic Almanac of World History

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by Pat Daniels
     
 
A comprehensive, accessible reference designed for the desk and library-with all the pertinent facts of world history from the dawn of humanity to the 21st century.

With authoritative and enlightening essays and detailed maps, charts, and time lines, National Geographic Almanac of World History encapsulates in one volume all of the important people and

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A comprehensive, accessible reference designed for the desk and library-with all the pertinent facts of world history from the dawn of humanity to the 21st century.

With authoritative and enlightening essays and detailed maps, charts, and time lines, National Geographic Almanac of World History encapsulates in one volume all of the important people and events that have changed the world. In chronological chapters, this amazing almanac reveals the fascinating story of the growth and change of society, from the Neanderthals to the nuclear age.

Culled from the extensive National Geographic archives, Almanac of World History includes more than 220 maps, photographs, and illustrations to enhance readers' understanding of history. Each chapter features three types of easy-to-access entries, including lively introductory spreads that are filled with time lines, charts, images, and sidebars; essay spreads that give more in-depth information on a person, place, or event; and finally, summary spreads that reveal what was happening simultaneously in other parts of the world.

Rich in cartography, information, and illustrations, National Geographic Almanac of World History is an indispensable tool for understanding both past and present.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792250920
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Publication date:
11/01/2003
Series:
National Geographic Almanacs Series
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 9.53(h) x 1.32(d)

Meet the Author

Patricia Daniels is an author and editor for National Geographic who has written, edited, or contributed to books on history, science, and geography, most recently the National Geographic Encyclopedia of Space. She lives in State College, Pennsylvania.

Stephen G. Hyslop has been a writer and editor for Time-Life Books and National Geographic, as well as author of Bound for Santa Fe and Chroniclers of Indian Life. He lives in Virginia.

Douglas G. Brinkley is the director of the Theodore Roosevelt Center for American Civilization and Professor of History at Tulane University. He authored two New York Times Best Sellers: Tour of Duty: John Kerry and the Vietnam War and Voices of Valor: D-Day; June 6, 1944. He is the official historian for NBC News. Dr. Brinkley is contributing editor for the Los Angeles Times Book Review and American Heritage and a contributor to the New York Timesand The New Yorker.

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