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Atlas of World History

4.11  ·  Rating Details  ·  70 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Maps have always been a practical tool for anyone interested in gaining a long-term perspective on world events. But especially today, when remote regions halfway around the globe can have a profound and significant impact on our lives, a comprehensive, well-designed atlas is nearly indispensable.

This state-of-the-art reference contains 121 double-spread maps in full color
Hardcover, 0 pages
Published September 1st 2001 by Barnes & Noble (first published 1999)
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Norman Crane
Jul 30, 2014 Norman Crane rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction, history
The best world historical atlas I've seen. The text is smooth, a pleasure to read cover-to-cover, and the maps are a joy to behold and so stuffed with information they make excellent references. Because the topic is huge, the book does slip a bit when the narrative reaches the last five hundred years (about which periods more information is available) but never to the point of ceasing to be a solid overview. The only serious flaw is the lack of coordinates on the maps; sometimes a place is menti ...more
Nov 02, 2008 Caroline rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reference
A single volume; a great price; wonderful, clear illustrations and fascinating text -- this is a superb one-volume companion for any reader of history who wants to be able quickly to visualize the geography he or she is reading about. The maps are clear and excellent, and the index is comprehensive, giving the book great utility as a reference source. But the book is more than a reference; each two-age spread is its own self-contained "chapter" of fascinating, well-written historic insights and ...more
Dec 17, 2015 Iarwain rated it it was amazing
Shelves: history
Out of print but I own it. The best political history of the world I've seen, also does quite a bit of demographic and economic history. Gives a great sense of the impact of geography on history.
Feb 05, 2009 Kris rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: best-of-the-best
Not many books change the entire way you look at history... this one did. Just an unbelievable book, with each spread offering a detailed map of a certain period of history, from the earliest hominids right up to 1999. The scholarship required to put these together was staggering, but what a fabulous result. I read only a map or two per day to make sure I soaked it all in... just sorry that it's over. Here's hoping for a revised edition with the last 10 years included!
Mar 24, 2010 Glenn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The history part of this book is actually well written and insightful. My issue is with the maps. Lots of too near colors and quite a few icons used with no explanation. Good, but not the best historical world atlas.
Heather Childree
comprehensive. Long, but a really good overview of world history, but I do question the reliability of the more recent events.
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