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The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia (Kingfisher Encyclopedias )

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This authoritative reference book brings world history to life, from early humans to the current war on terror. Along the way, it reveals riveting facts on the founding of the great Roman Empire, the revolution that changed France forever, the war between the North and South that unified America, the start of World War I and the Great Depression that followed, the first mo ...more
Hardcover, 491 pages
Published September 9th 2004 by Kingfisher (first published December 31st 1998)
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Lisbeth Rider
Jun 29, 2013 Lisbeth Rider marked it as to-read
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Encyclopedia: Kingfisher History Encyclopedia
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Brief Description
The book is divided into ten sections, chronologically from The Ancient World (40,000-500BC) to The Modern World (1950 to the present). 496pp. Its layout is colorful and appealing, with photographs and maps on every page.
Citation for where the item has been reviewed
Ostergard, Maren (2012). Booklist, 109(5), p49.
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There are ten sections arranged chronologically from The Ancient W
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Laura
Laura Sizemore LME 508

Type of Reference: Encyclopedia

Call Number: 909

Description: A reference guide to world history, featuring a timeline, key date boxes, and biographical features.

Review Citation:
Ostergard, M. (2012). [Review of the book The Kingfisher history encyclopedia revised edition]. Booklist, 109(5), 49.

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Scope: The purpose of this selection is to provide students ages 9-14 with a one stop resource for information of our world’s history ranging from the earliest humans to the p
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Bethany Richter voight
Kingfisher. (2012). The Kingfisher history encyclopedia: 3rd edition. New York, NY: Kingfisher.

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Type of Reference: Encyclopedia
Call Number: REF 909 Kinf

Accuracy: Critics have described the work as “concise and intriguing, written in an engaging style”. Several review sources are all positive. Another critic wrote that this volume will “have a general appeal beyond reporting”.

Authority: Kingfisher is a reputable publisher of children’s encyclopedias.

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Kristal
This is the favorite history encyclopedia in our homeschool. We refer to it often. It is colorful with great photography and info. We just skip over the evolution mumbo jumbo in the beginning. I leave it there so the kids know that's what some people think, rather than tearing that out of the book like some have been known to do!
Aries Eroles
The Encyclopedia is packed with the must to know things in World History. Detailed by a colourlful graphics, maps, and graphs people would not think history as a head aching course.

The books helped me a lot when I was in High School and made me outstanding in the class. Har har
Claudia
Has some interesting nude illustrations but overall is very informative and interests my kids.
Summisse
The best history encyclopedia for young scholars, and an essential tool for instructors.
Sheri R
I am reading this manual with my son, awesome book, colorful pictures!
Michelle
great book to assign the kids as daily reading!
Mrs Morinozuka
i like this '_____'
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