World History

From the Ancient World to the Information Age
Author: Philip Parker
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465473823
Category: History
Page: 416
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Discover the events that have shaped our world, from the dawn of prehistoric civilization to the digital age, brought to life with contemporary photographs, maps, paintings, and artifacts that place each event in a wider social and historical context. With entries on more than 350 of history's most important events, World History looks at turning points throughout the ages and the key thinkers, leaders, ideas, and inventions involved, to chart the story of humanity's journey. Boxes and feature spreads throughout the book introduce and explain technological advances, military campaigns, influencers, and more.

World History


Author: Philip Parker
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 1405352574
Category: History
Page: 512
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More than 10,000 years of history in the palm of your hand, in ebook format From the early beginnings of human civilization in prehistoric times, to the first manned space flight and beyond, discover all about the things that have influenced our past and shaped our world today. You'll meet great rulers and politicians, philosophers and revolutionaries who have changed world history. Travel to mighty civilisations to explore the progress of humanity. Follow earth-shattering wars and revolutions, major achievements in the fields of science and technology and milestones in the arts. Plus, take a look at the common threads running through the world's diverse and geographically distant cultures, as well as their many differences.

History of Britain and Ireland


Author: DK Publishing
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0756679869
Category: History
Page: 400
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The History of Britain and Ireland traces the key events that shaped the societies living in the British Isles from the earliest times to the present day. From the Roman conquest of 43 CE to the Norman conquest of 1066, from the Elizabethan age of Shakespeare to the Victorian age of Charles Dickens, and from the Hundred Years War of the 14th and 15th centuries to the Iraq and Afghan wars of the 21st century, this beautifully illustrated book provides a definitive visual chronicle of the most colorful and defining episodes in British history. The story begins at least half a million years ago when humans started to make their home in Britain. Around 3000 BCE, the first Britons were making their mark on the landscape at remarkable sites such as the stone village of Skara Brae in Orkney and the earliest earthworks at Stonehenge. They entered the annals of recorded history with Julius Caesar's exploratory expedition across the Channel in the late summer of 55 BCE. From then on the small group of islands off the west coast of Europe was never far from the center of world affairs: pioneering the industrial revolution, creating the largest empire the world has ever seen, fighting two world wars in the 20th century, and finally coming to terms with a new status in a fast-changing global economy. The History of Britain and Ireland combines a spread-by-spread narrative of events with a wealth of supporting features on the decisive turning points in the long and fascinating story of the British Isles, and on the outstanding individuals-from Geoffrey Chaucer and Queen Elizabeth I to Charles Darwin and Winston Churchill-who helped shape that story.

Astrology


Author: Julia Parker,Derek Parker
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 1405321989
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 352
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�Derek and Julia Parker may seem like innocent astrology teachers, but they are a very, very naughty pair. They make astrology fun. They make it easy and then . . . they slowly infect you with a burning desire to find out more" Daily Express Whether you are a well-balanced Libran, or a power-crazed Leo learn about the wisdom of the heavens from world authorities Derek and Julia Parker. Trace astrology through the ages, from its place in ancient times to the present, and explore the intriguing relationships it has with science and religion. Unravel the secrets of each sign and discover how the movements of stars, planets and moons influence our lives. Plus, find out how to draw your own birth charts using astrological tables with planetary positions for every month from 1931 to 2010. A must have for all zodiac devotees.

Great City Maps


Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465459065
Category: History
Page: 256
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A beautifully illustrated history of the world's most celebrated historical city maps, from the hubs of ancient civilization to sprawling modern mega-cities, created in association with the Smithsonian Institution. Great City Maps explores and explains 30 of the world's greatest historical city maps, providing a captivating overview of cartography through the ages. The book's unrivaled reproduction of these fascinating and intricate documents provides graphic close-ups and reveals more than just pure geography-it offers insight into the cultures and beliefs of the great civilizations that gave rise to them. From classical cities like Rome and Jerusalem to modern hubs like New York and Tokyo, the stories behind each map are revealed: why it was created, who it was intended for, and how it was achieved. Profiles of key cartographers, planners, and artists give even further insight into the history of each urban masterpiece.

Interpreting a Classic

Demosthenes and His Ancient Commentators
Author: Craig A. Gibson
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520927308
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 273
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Demosthenes (384-322 b.c.) was an Athenian statesman and a widely read author whose life, times, and rhetorical abilities captivated the minds of generations. Sifting through the rubble of a mostly lost tradition of ancient scholarship, Craig A. Gibson tells the story of how one group of ancient scholars helped their readers understand this man's writings. This book collects for the first time, translates, and offers explanatory notes on all the substantial fragments of ancient philological and historical commentaries on Demosthenes. Using these texts to illuminate an important aspect of Graeco-Roman antiquity that has hitherto been difficult to glimpse, Gibson gives a detailed portrait of a scholarly industry that touched generations of ancient readers from the first century b.c. to the fifth century and beyond. In this lucidly organized work, Gibson surveys the physical form of the commentaries, traces the history of how they were passed down, and explains their sources, interests, and readership. He also includes a complete collection of Greek texts, English translations, and detailed notes on the commentaries.

Eyewitness Companions: World History


Author: DK Publishing
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0756672430
Category: History
Page: 512
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From the first flowering of human civilization in prehistoric times to the recent history of the early 21st century, DK's Eyewitness Companion: World History documents all the major events, societies, discoveries, and personalities that have influenced our past and shaped the world in which we live today. Following in the style of the bestselling Eyewitness Companions series, World History is the ideal one-stop reference for anyone with an interest in historical events, personalities, societies, and cultures.

The History of the World in Bite-Sized Chunks


Author: Emma Marriott
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books
ISBN: 1843179296
Category: History
Page: 192
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History is a rich, varied and fascinating subject, so it's rare to find the whole lot in one book ... until now. The History of the World in Bite-Sized Chunks pulls it all together, from the world's earliest civilizations in 3500 BC to the founding of the United Nations in 1945, passing by the likes of Charlemagne, the Ottoman Empire and the Crimean War, to name a few. Here's your chance to introduce yourself to the full spectrum of world history, and discover just how the modern world came to be.

Big History

Examines Our Past, Explains Our Present, Imagines Our Future
Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465462139
Category: History
Page: 440
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Featuring a foreword by the father of Big History, David Christian, and produced in association with the Big History Institute, Big History provides a comprehensive understanding of the major events that have changed the nature and course of life on the planet we call home. This first fully integrated visual reference on Big History for general readers places humans in the context of our universe, from the Big Bang to virtual reality. Why does the universe work the way it does? Why are stars so big? Why are humans so small? What does it mean to be human? Big History blends geology, biology, physics, anthropology, sociology, and so much more to tell one coherent story, taking us right back to our origins and exploring how a unique series of events led to and then impacted human existence: how everything came to be, where we fit in, and even where we are going. Graphics, artworks, timelines, and at-a-glance overviews make the causes and effects of pivotal events and major thresholds in Big History instantly accessible, and evidence features explain how we know what we know. An additional reference section provides a more conventional account of events in human history. Placing humans in the context of our universe and revealing how and why we got to where we are today, Big History covers 13.8 billion years of history, from the formation of the universe and the dawn of time to the present day.

Eyewitness Companions: Opera


Author: Alan Riding,Leslie Dunton-Downer
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0756643902
Category: Music
Page: 432
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Spanning 400 years of musical drama, Eyewitness Companions: Opera is your guide to the musical world. Explore operas and composers from the late Renaissance on, including such classical masters as Verdi, Puccini, and Bizet. Eyewitness Companions: Opera is the complete visual guidebook to the great operas, their composers and performance history. Eyewitness Companions: Opera includes more than 160 operas by 66 composers around the world. This richly illustrated eBook includes act-by-act plot synopses and storyline highlights, plus detailed profiles cover composers, Librettists, singers, and more.

History of the World in 1,000 Objects


Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465436634
Category: History
Page: 480
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DK's History of the World in 1,000 Objects looks at world history from a new perspective. One thing that defines humans is our talent for making things, from everyday objects to inventions that change the world. Objects speak volumes about ancient civilizations, telling us how our ancestors lived as well as what they believed and valued. DK uses its hallmark visual approach to weave the extraordinary legacy of our creativity into a unique view of world history.

Islam


Author: Philip Wilkinson,Batul Salazar
Publisher: Dk Pub
ISBN: N.A
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 64
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Artifacts, artwork, sacred objects, and modern-day photographs combine to help readers explore the traditions, culture, and history of one of the world's greatest and complex religions.

The Acts of the Apostles


Author: P.D. James
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 0857861077
Category: Bibles
Page: 96
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Acts is the sequel to Luke's gospel and tells the story of Jesus's followers during the 30 years after his death. It describes how the 12 apostles, formerly Jesus's disciples, spread the message of Christianity throughout the Mediterranean against a background of persecution. With an introduction by P.D. James

World History Atlas


Author: Jeremy Black
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
ISBN: 9781405332323
Category: Atlases
Page: 352
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The history of the world - in a new compact edition. From the rise and fall of empires to the birth of nations, culture and conflict, explore the history of our world, from early man to the 21st century. Key era overviews build up a story of the changing world through the centuries using maps and charts, looking at empires, trade and migrations, while historical developments are examined continent-by-continent and region by region, complemented by revealing timelines. A continental overview introduces each regional history, concentrating on the development of national boundaries, languages, religion, culture and the infrastructure of each continent. Covers key world issues including the AIDS epidemic in Africa, human trafficking, al-Qaeda and the 'War on Terror'. Visit www.dk.com/worldfactfile to find out more about the world's 193 countries, from maps and historical information to up-to-date statistics.

Timelines of History


Author: Dorling Kindersley, Inc.,DK Publishing
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
ISBN: 9781465442482
Category: History
Page: 512
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Now in paperback, Timelines of History takes readers through the history of cultures and nations around the world from the emergence of our earliest African ancestors to the present day. Dynamic timeline spreads, features on influential people, places, events and innovations, and easily accessible cross-references all build into a narrative that takes readers back and forth through time. Timelines of History makes the past accessible to all families, students, and the general reader.

History


Author: Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780241201305
Category:
Page: 620
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Bringing the people and events of history to life, History makes the past accessible and relevant. Featuring the important events and figures that have shaped the present, from the very origins of humanity to key contemporary issues, such as the development of the internet and social media. It reveals common threads and forces that have shaped the present day. Events are set in their wider context by the comprehensive world history timeline, illuminating consequences as well as describing the moment itself. There is a focus on key profiles of major figures, exploration of important inventions and explanation of significant ideologies that defined their time; this is a visual celebration of human achievement and endeavour, combining fascinating content with stunning images of painting, sculpture and architecture. All of this means that a fresh and contemporary perspective is brought to the subject material. History is a dynamic encyclopaedia of world events with stunning visual impact. The story of human life is a thought-provoking and dynamic journey - a history with genes and viruses, not just battles and treaties.

Books that Changed History


Author: Dorling Kindersley P
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780241289334
Category:
Page: 256
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With a foreword by James Naughtie Turn the pages of the most famous books of all time and marvel at the stories behind them. Over 75 of the world's most celebrated, rare, and seminal books are examined and explained in this stunning treasury. Books That Changed History is a unique encyclopedia spanning the history of the written word, from 3000 BCE to the modern day. Chronological chapters show the evolution of human knowledge and the changing ways in which books are made. Discover incredible coverage of history's most influential books including the Mahabharata, Shakespeare's First Folio, The Diary of Anne Frank, and Penguin's first ever paperbacks. From Darwin's groundbreaking On the Origin of Species to Louis Braille's conception of the Braille system that we still use today, these are world famous books that have had the biggest impact on history. Every book is presented with breathtaking photography and fascinating biographies of those who created them. Books That Changed History gathers dictionaries, diaries, plays, poems, treaties, and religious texts into one stunning celebration of the undisputed power of books.

The Astronomy Book


Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465470719
Category: Science
Page: 352
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An essential guide to milestone developments in astronomy, telling the story of our ideas about space, time, and the physics of the cosmos-from ancient times to the present day. From planets and stars to black holes and the Big Bang, take a journey through the wonders of the universe. Featuring topics from the Copernican Revolution to the mind-boggling theories of recent science, The Astronomy Book uses flowcharts, graphics, and illustrations to help clarify hard-to-grasp concepts and explain almost 100 big astronomical ideas. Covering the biographies of key astronomers through the ages such as Ptolemy, Galileo, Newton, Hubble, and Hawking, The Astronomy Book details their theories and discoveries in a user-friendly format to make the information accessible and easy to follow.

Bible Lands


Author: Jonathan N. Tubb
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780679814573
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 63
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Photographs and text document life in Biblical times, surveying the clothing, food, and civilizations of a wide variety of cultures, including the Israelites, Babylonians, Persians, and Romans.

The Gospel According to Matthew

Authorized King James Version
Author: N.A
Publisher: Canongate U.S.
ISBN: 9780802136169
Category: Bibles
Page: 78
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The publication of the King James version of the Bible, translated between 1603 and 1611, coincided with an extraordinary flowering of English literature and is universally acknowledged as the greatest influence on English-language literature in history. Now, world-class literary writers introduce the book of the King James Bible in a series of beautifully designed, small-format volumes. The introducers' passionate, provocative, and personal engagements with the spirituality and the language of the text make the Bible come alive as a stunning work of literature and remind us of its overwhelming contemporary relevance.