Explore the fascinating story of the human race and more than 6 million years of global history in this dynamic visual encyclopedia of world events.
Using a compelling narrative format, DK's History untangles the common threads and forces that have shaped the past and informed the present to show that ours is a history including genes and viruses - not just battles and treaties. This updated and expanded third edition includes coverage of contemporary issues, such as climate change, economic developments, the rise of social media, and more.
Richly illustrated and concisely explained, each historical episode is linked to others in "before" and "after" panels that reveal the causes and consequences of the events on the page. Boxes highlight the impact of innovative inventions - the printing press and the steam engine - as well as the defining ideological concepts of the day, including Communism, State Censorship, and Roosevelt's New Deal.
Decisive moments - from the Battle of Hastings and the storming of the Bastille to D-day, the building of the Berlin Wall, and 9/11 - are investigated in depth, alongside profiles of major figures, such as Rameses II, Julius Caesar, William Wilberforce, Martin Luther King, and Nelson Mandela.
An extensive "National Histories" section separately chronicles the key events of each and every sovereign state in the world, as well as many of their self-governing territories.
Thought-provoking and inspiring, and with a fresh, contemporary perspective, History combines fascinating content with stunning images of painting, sculpture, and architecture to create a visual celebration of human achievement and endeavor that deserves a place on every family's bookshelf.
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Add this book to the long list of successes for Adam. With all that he has offered us, he was still able to create this awesome history book, and he kept it at just 612 pages. This book is designed in "spreads", which are a double page view of a specific period in history. With this type of design, it is very easy to skip around and read pieces that you are interested in, and still grasp the story as it is told. The pictures are fantastic too. There are so many pictures in this book; I found it unbelievable as to how much information was also in it. The pictures add another dimension to this super book. The size and weight of this book could be considered hefty. It weighs a bit, and can make carrying it around a chore, though not a terrible one. The book is divided up into seven main time periods. Each of these periods is subdivided up into the major or main events that took place during that period. The major players of that period are also in there. A fantastic read to be sure! There is a ton of factual information as-well-as trivial information between the two covers of this book. The last part even covers the individual histories of the worlds 193 countries. The book actually covers everything from The Stone Age to The Present Time. This book would make a fantastic gift for anybody too! My 8 year old loves looking through it, and is always full of questions about history. If I could, I would buy his school enough of these books for each student to use in their history class.