The Ultimate Timeline of World History: With 20 Lavish Fold-Out Timelines

The Ultimate Timeline of World History: With 20 Lavish Fold-Out Timelines

by Christoph Marx
     
 

Timelines with captioned color photos and illustrations, plus capsule summaries recounting the deeds of generals and statesmen, the rise and fall of nations, battles and cataclysms, royal dynasties, world-changing inventions, and great moments in history fill the pages of this eminently "browsible" book. It's a sweeping pictorial narrative that begins with

Overview


Timelines with captioned color photos and illustrations, plus capsule summaries recounting the deeds of generals and statesmen, the rise and fall of nations, battles and cataclysms, royal dynasties, world-changing inventions, and great moments in history fill the pages of this eminently "browsible" book. It's a sweeping pictorial narrative that begins with descriptions of humanity's earliest origins, and extends to the twenty-first century. A few of its highlights include--

  • Archaeological finds of prehistoric tools and artworks, including artifacts that date from as early as 100,000 years ago
  • Summaries of early civilizations in Egypt, Babylonia, Assyria, the Indus Valley, ancient China, Greece, and Rome
  • Medieval Europe and Christianity, Viking explorations and attacks, Mongol expansion in Asia
  • The European Renaissance and global exploration
  • The European Enlightenment, the American and French revolutions, and the Napoleonic era
  • The industrial revolution, early inventions, the beginnings of modern science
  • The twentieth century, world wars, the age of high technology
  • World affairs since 9/11. . . and much more

    Major eras are introduced with timelines on fold-out double-page spreads featuring large tabs extending from page edges and labeled with topic titles and their historical dates. Hundreds of color illustrations.

  • Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780764165658
    Publisher:
    Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
    Publication date:
    10/01/2012
    Pages:
    132
    Sales rank:
    282,294
    Product dimensions:
    11.60(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.80(d)

    Meet the Author


    Christoph Marx is a writer and editor whose main focus is on political and historical topics. He lives and works in Berlin.

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