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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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What’s it about?
Join us on a fascinating journey through the ages and explore historical events through stunning computer-generated images, from what everyday life was like in medieval cultures to the ground-breaking, innovations of today.
Help your kids understand the history of America, from the cultures of the first Native Americans right up to the events of the present day, this visual encyclopedia is the ultimate reference tool for kids learning about the history of America.
The history of the war, written in chronological chapters, introduced by an overview of the military and political issues. Includes the major engagements, and discusses the war’s complicated far-flung theaters and the strategies of the two sides.
Maps don’t just show us where to go, but where we’ve been. A stunning overview of all human history, side by side with 140 custom maps. From the dawn of humanity in Africa to the wars in the Persian Gulf, with many millennia in between.
Learn about what everyday life was like in Egypt and how inventions like the printer came about, and discover why the world went to war – twice.
The background of key events that shaped American history, like the Battle of Yorktown and what started the American Revolution.
The reactions of ordinary civilians to the momentous events they witnessed, the effects of the Northern blockade and the fate of prisoners.
Maps exploring the Mongol Conquests, the scientific revolution, the American Civil War and industrialised Europe.
History: From the Dawn of Civilization to the Present Day
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