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The Last 500 Years (Usborne World History)
The last volume in this four volume series, covering the vast amount of time from the creation of the earth right up to the dawn of the 21st century.
Paperback, 102 pages
Published March 2000 by Scholastic
(first published 2000)
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The Last 500 Years by Jane Bingham, Jane Chisholm, and Sam Taplin is a book that looks back on the last 500 years of world history. It begins with an introduction on how far the world has come in just five hundred years. Throughout the book, there is a different time period presented per page. It goes through the industrial revolution, the invention of the car, the invention of the hot air balloon, and more. It may seem like a long book, but it is actually very short and to the point. It uses ph ...more
The book that taught me about Conquistadors and Captain Cook, Anne Frank and Princess Anastasia, Habsburgs and Hiroshima, Gulags and the Great Leap Forward, the Armada and Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Sitting Bull and Simon Bolivar, Blitzkrieg and the Brandenburg Gate, Lech Walesa and Lumière brothers... and a gazillion other wonderful facts that I collected like a greedy squirrel all before my 13th birthday. This is the book that I will perhaps always hold dear for kindling a love for history in m ...more
Jane M. Bingham spent most of her adult life teaching college students about children's literature at Oakland University, collecting and studying children's books from across history and around the world, and campaigning for better materials for children to read. After she retired from that career, she began writing children's books of her own. Bingham has since authored several nonfiction books t ...moreMore about Jane Bingham...