Imagine the history of humankind told in the crisp reportorial style of a news story. Imagine it accompanied by a stunning cavalcade of vibrant full-color illustrations, photographs, and maps that bring the past vividly to life. That history is here, in one easy-to-access volume that shows you the events and people that have shaped the world as we know it. 2,750 illustrations and photographs.
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At last the history of the world is as easy to read as the daily newspaper. Written in a modern journalistic style, the book is arranged in chronological order from 3.5 million years b.c. to 1945. There are more than 50 essays to supplement the text, and major events after 1945 are summarized. The last 100 pages of the book contain an alphabetical compendium of independent nations of the world. YAs will find a variety of uses for this giant-sized book: initial searches, trivia pursuit, recreational browsing, and chronological listings. A useful, widely appealing, and intriguing resource. --Carol Clark, R. E. Lee High Sch . , Springfield, VA
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