A Short History of the World [NOOK Book]

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Mankind has come a long way since our ancestors first stood up on two feet, but how we did get to where we are today? This book tells the story, through conflict and intrigue, power won and lost, great empires built and destroyed.

With over 350 pictures, this volume is a visual treat. Every double-page spread focuses on a different topic and most contain an at-a-glance ...
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A Short History of the World

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Overview

Mankind has come a long way since our ancestors first stood up on two feet, but how we did get to where we are today? This book tells the story, through conflict and intrigue, power won and lost, great empires built and destroyed.

With over 350 pictures, this volume is a visual treat. Every double-page spread focuses on a different topic and most contain an at-a-glance timeline, making this ideal for quick reference and for reading in depth.

Whether you want to uncover the secrets of the first civilizations, follow marauding Mongols on their quest to conquer or find out what made colonial empires tick, look no further than A Short History of the World.

Over 350 illustrations 114 timelines Feature panels World history timeline.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848588721
  • Publisher: Arcturus Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/28/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 211,142
  • File size: 15 MB
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Meet the Author

Alex Woolf studied History at the University of Essex. He has worked as an editor since 1991 and as a freelance writer since 2000. He has written over 30 books on a variety of topics, including the Romans, the Vikings, the Middle Ages, the Wall Street Crash, Nazi Germany, the Battle of Britain and the Arab-Israeli Conflict.

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  • Posted October 20, 2011

    Fantastic resource!

    I have used this with great success as a spine for a writing intensive course in ancient history. The book presents the information in an interesting and concise manner, giving the student a broad overview of the period and culture. The photos and other graphics were helpful and visually appealing. It was exactly what we wanted!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2009

    EXCELENT

    VERY GOOD FOR STUDENTS, TACKING WORLD HISTORY IN HIGH SCHOOL. VERY INFORMATIVE.

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  • Posted July 1, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    So far, so good

    I cannot write a review or give a proper rating right now because I have not finished the book. What I have read is very interesting, but it is not a book to skim. One era at a time is enough.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2009

    Current History Sections Inaccurate

    I'm an avid reader, but my knowledge of older history is lacking so I got this as kind of a "History for Dummies" overview. And the older history sections are good. Brief and to the point. But the author in more recent history, gives a VERY, VERY biased "version." This is just a further example that you need to always think for yourself when reading "non-fiction." I wouldn't recomend this book to anyone looking for a history over-view. If you're looking for a good laugh, and can think for yourself -- Dig in!

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    Posted January 7, 2010

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