History of the World
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History of the World

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Packed with full-color photographs of real artifacts, tools, and art from around the globe, as well as detailed illustrations of the people who lived in each era, this visual chronology of world history is an excellent tool for stirring interest in young readers.
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published April 11th 2005 by DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley) (first published 1994)
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Every child should have a visual encyclopedia to look through. This book has 5 pages on the early human remains like neanderthals. Then it begins with earliest human remains like cave paintings and proceeds in great detail all the way to 1990 AD. There is a timeline at the bottom of every page that shows you where in time you are and every so often a two-page spread which synthesizes what is going on at the same time on different continents. It is broad and anything that catches your interest wi...more
Jim Bouchard
Brief yet detailed...wonderful and colorful timeline.
Alongside The Lemon Tree and a biography of Abe Lincoln published in 1925 based on a film (yes) and rife with many verbatim speeches and examples of his wit, I am reading this world history. This is a coffee type book aimed at children in my opinion, due to its lush illustrations and photographs. It works for me as I try to make sense of "it all." Seems as though humanity has not progressed too far as I suspected. I see that change takes place so slowly and we have not actually learned that much...more
I adore the DK series and this gem is no exception. Beautiful illustrations appeal to the eye. It is chock-full of information. The maps and time line charts comparing various regions of the world do a good job of summarizing data at a glance.
Can't wait for this book to be published :) A resourceful book for the world history in a sweep.

And what a cool name for an author, eh? 'Plantagenet Somerset Fry'.
Ruru Ghoshal
The earliest history encyclopaedia that I owned. So many wonderful afternoons spent with this book, wishing that I had hoplite armour.
Ahmed Hassan
Nice summary for history
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