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National Geographic Visual History of the World

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The world history book to define all others, National Geographic Visual History of the World is a classic in the making. No other volume offers such a comprehensive and richly illustrated chronicle of world events, from the construction of the Pyramids to the overthrow of the Taliban. Readers see how momentous happenings, personalities, catastrophes, discoveries, and inven ...more
Hardcover, 656 pages
Published November 1st 2005 by National Geographic (first published January 1st 2005)
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Tyler C
Aug 30, 2011 Tyler C rated it liked it
Comprehensive and detailed, but would benefit from more maps and less photographs,. index is terrible
David Ward
Feb 05, 2010 David Ward rated it really liked it
National Geographic Visual History of the World by Klaus Berndl (National Geographic Society 2005) (902.02). This is a comprehensively detailed chronicle of world history from the building of the pyramids in the earliest recorded period of history to the overthrow of the Taliban in the 21st century. This is a wonderful volume from a consistently fine publication. My rating: 7.5/10, finished 2006.
Erin H
Jan 13, 2013 Erin H rated it it was amazing
Shelves: history
This is by far one of my favorite reference books. I loved the pictures the author chose and how they correlated nicely with the text. The author made the book easy to understand and did a great job.
Mike Dreckschmidt
Nov 21, 2015 Mike Dreckschmidt rated it it was ok
Entertaining and fun to look at but history buffs won't find anything new. Very Euro-centric.
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Nov 08, 2012 Jennie Lanz rated it liked it
Awesome book. Way too much text to read, but would be awesome for a coffee table book.
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