on World History
Geographic Almanac of World History
Pat Daniel & Steve Hyslop
National Geographic; November 2003
authoritative and enlightening essays and detailed maps, charts,
and time lines, National Geographic Almanac of World History
encapsulates in one volume all of the important people and
events that have changed the world. In chronological chapters,
this amazing almanac reveals the fascinating story of the
growth and change of society, from the Neanderthals to the
nuclear age. Culled from the extensive National Geographic
archives, this book includes more than 220 maps, photographs
and illustrations to enhance readers' understanding of history.
Each chapter features three types of easy-to-access entries,
including lively introductory spreads that are filled with
time lines, charts, images and sidebars; essay spreads that
give more in-depth information on a person, place or event;
and finally, summary spreads that reveal what was happening
simultaneously in other parts of the world. Rich in cartography,
information, and illustrations, National Geographic Almanac
of World History is an indispensable tool for understanding
both past and present.
of World History
John B. Teeple
DK Publishing Inc; November 2002
for history aficionados, trivia buffs or anyone with a curious
mind, Timelines of World History takes an innovative approach
to the traditional, text-driven style of a date-by-date chronology.
Tracing the progress of humanity from the dawn of history
to the present day, the book follows major historical events,
cultural milestones, the expansions of empires, and the inventions
and achievements of civilisations. Important events are cross-referenced
with specific dates, important historical figures are profiled,
and introductory essays profile what was happening and why.
With more than 500 photographs and illustrations and over
25 maps, this is the most authoritative visual chronological
record of the last 20,000 years.
New Penguin History of the World
J. M. Roberts
Penguin USA; August 2004
humanity's origins on the African Savannah to the state of
the world after September 11, 2001, The New Penguin History
of the World offers a magisterial sweep through time and history.
Completely updated and revised by preeminent historian J.
M. Roberts, this volume features ninety up-to-date maps, new
sections and extremely well-written and accessible articles
throughout. Truly global and comprehensive, it succeeds in
conveying the staggering diversity of the human experience
across a vast range of climates and conditions. This is the
one book for anyone interested in the variety and grandeur
of history's march.
(R) thedailystar.net 2004