This encyclopedia aims to provide an up-to-date reference bringing to life world history from the Stone Age to modern day. Key features of the book include indexed references, colour illustrations, maps and biographies and a continuous timeline of dates and events.
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Grade 5 Up-A broad, illustrated look at the history of humanity. The book is divided into 10 sections, each representing a different time period from 40,000 B.C.E. to the present. All of them begin with a "Glance" at the world for the given dates. Following these brief overviews, double and single-page spreads subdivide the eras into smaller time segments covering topics such as "The Gupta Dynasty A.D. 321-510," "East India Companies 1600-1700," and "Benin and Zimbabwe 1100-1480." The spreads contain a few bite-sized paragraphs of facts, informative captions, and, often, an inset of "Key Dates." They are profusely illustrated with quality black-and-white and full-color photographs, drawings, reproductions, and maps, and feature a helpful time line running across the tops of the pages. Information on art, architecture, and science and technology concludes each section. "Ready Reference" lists the names and dates of the rulers of the major powers throughout history, popes, and major wars. The 12-page index covers the textual material but does not always offer access to captioned information. Although the book will answer some reference questions, its strength lies in its potential to spark interest in any number of subjects among browsers.
Priscilla Bennett, State University of West Georgia, Carrollton
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Descripción Kingfisher Books Ltd, 1999. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110753403455
Descripción Kingfisher Books Ltd, 1999. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 753403455
Descripción Kingfisher Books Ltd, 1999. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0753403455