Oxford Children's History of the World

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A single-volume, sumptuously illustrated history of the world specifically designed for grade schoolers, this readable volume follows the evolution of humankind from the earliest colonization of the world to the beginning of the new millennium.
This beautiful book is made truly accessible to children. Organized chronologically in five sections, it contains a series of double-page spreads, each focusing on a major historical period. Whether it is Medieval Africa or the Ottoman ...
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A single-volume, sumptuously illustrated history of the world specifically designed for grade schoolers, this readable volume follows the evolution of humankind from the earliest colonization of the world to the beginning of the new millennium.
This beautiful book is made truly accessible to children. Organized chronologically in five sections, it contains a series of double-page spreads, each focusing on a major historical period. Whether it is Medieval Africa or the Ottoman Empire, or Louis XIV's Europe or American Independence that strikes your fancy, you will find it here. Color maps, illustrations, drawings, and photographs add information and make the easily digestible text even more accessible and visually appealing. Feature boxes look more closely into specific subjects and historical figures like Marco Polo, pilgrimage, or the Korean War. Each section concludes with illustrated "Who's Who" and "Timeline" segments, which present a quick survey of the most significant events and personalities of the period and allow a comparison between regions at a glance. A glossary and comprehensive index wrap up this helpful reference.
Written from a global perspective, The Oxford Children's History of the World recounts the important events in the development of civilizations not only in Europe but also in the Americas, Africa, and Asia. Up-to-date, thorough, and imaginatively illustrated in full color, it is the perfect introduction to social studies for children.
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In this 180-page survey, readers find five major chronological sections—"The Ancient World" (Before 4,000 BC to 600 AD); "The Medieval World" (600 AD to 1500); "The Early Modern World" (1500 to 1775); "The Modern World" (1775 to 1900); and "The 20th Century World" (1900 to 2000). Each section ends with a timeline showing critical events in different areas of the world during the time covered, plus 18 mini-biographies of that era's most influential people. Each topic (e.g., Charlemagne) has been the subject of many studies and books and may deserve more than a long paragraph, but the book's purpose is to answer basic questions and spark curiosity, not to be comprehensive. The maps, portraits, graphics and reproductions of old paintings are very satisfying. The book design is nicely done. Overall, this is a handy reference for home or school libraries, not a book that will be read extensively. Summarization of this nature leads to generalities, and only when specific anecdotes or factual tidbits are included does the book become quite interesting. This is a history book that functions like an encyclopedia (only better), and with much better illustrations. 2000, Oxford University Press, $25.95. Ages 8 to 12. Reviewer: Joan Carris
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This really good children's history of the world features rich illustrations, time-lines, "Who's Who" sections for each subject area, a glossary, and an index. Ideal to read for enjoyment; it is also useful as a reference for elementary school history papers and for homeschoolers. 2000, Oxford University Press, $25.95. Ages 10 to 12. Reviewer: A. Braga SOURCE: Parent Council Volume 8
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199105007
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 11/9/2000
  • Pages: 192
  • Age range: 9 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.80 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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