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

From the Ancient World to the Information Age
Author: Philip Parker
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 0241325404
Category: History
Page: 416
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A truly global view of history covering over 350 of the world's most important turning points. Presented in a beautiful slipcase, this is an essential gift for every history buff. World History is the most accessible guide to the history of human civilisation, covering the Neanderthals, the Assyrian Empire, Chinese dynasties, Vikings, World War I, apartheid, the rise of ISIS, and everything in-between. This remarkable book offers the most up-to-date coverage of global history, up to and including the Arab Spring, global terror, Russia and Ukraine, and the rise of populism in the EU. Historical moments and movements from across the globe are brought to life with contemporary photography, iconic maps, and stunning paintings. Follow humanity's journey and discover all the key thinkers, leaders, ideas, and inventions that shaped the modern world.

World History: A Visual Companion


Author: PHILIP. PARKER,DORLING KINDERSLEY P
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780241289327
Category:
Page: 416
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A truly global view of history covering over 350 of the world's most important turning points. Presented in a beautiful slipcase, this is an essential gift for every history buff. World History is the most accessible guide to the history of human civilisation, covering the Neanderthals, the Assyrian Empire, Chinese dynasties, Vikings, World War I, apartheid, the rise of ISIS, and everything in-between. This remarkable book offers the most up-to-date coverage of global history, up to and including the Arab Spring, global terror, Russia and Ukraine, and the rise of populism in the EU. Historical moments and movements from across the globe are brought to life with contemporary photography, iconic maps, and stunning paintings. Follow humanity's journey and discover all the key thinkers, leaders, ideas, and inventions that shaped the modern world.

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


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.

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.

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.

A History of the World


Author: Andrew Marr
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0230767532
Category: History
Page: 500
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Our understanding of world history is changing, as new discoveries are made on all the continents and old prejudices are being challenged. In this truly global journey Andrew Marr revisits some of the traditional epic stories, from classical Greece and Rome to the rise of Napoleon, but surrounds them with less familiar material, from Peru to the Ukraine, China to the Caribbean. He looks at cultures that have failed and vanished, as well as the origins of today’s superpowers, and finds surprising echoes and parallels across vast distances and epochs. This is a book about the great change-makers of history and their times, people such as Cleopatra, Genghis Khan, Galileo and Mao, but it is also a book about us. For ‘the better we understand how rulers lose touch with reality, or why revolutions produce dictators more often than they produce happiness, or why some parts of the world are richer than others, the easier it is to understand our own times.’ Fresh, exciting and vividly readable, this is popular history at its very best.

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.

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.

The Literature Book


Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465454551
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 352
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A global look at the greatest works of Eastern and Western literature and the themes that unite them, for students and lovers of literature and reading. The Literature Book is a fascinating journey through the greatest works of world literature, from the Iliad to Don Quixote to The Great Gatsby. Around 100 crystal-clear articles explore landmark novels, short stories, plays, and poetry that reinvented the art of writing in their time, whether Ancient Greece, post-classical Europe, or modern-day Korea. As part of DK's award-winning Big Ideas Simply Explained series, The Literature Book uses infographics and images to explain key ideas and themes. Biographies of important authors offer insight into their lives and other writings, and a section on Further Reading details more than 150 additional works to explore. Discover masterpieces from the world's greatest authors, and explore the context, creative history, and literary traditions that influenced each major work of fiction with The Literature Book.

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.

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.

Building


Author: Philip Wilkinson
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780679972563
Category: Building materials
Page: 64
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Describes the fascinating art and technique of how things are built, from the humblest mud hut to the highest skyscraper.

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.

Timelines of History


Author: Dorling Kindersley, Inc.,DK Publishing
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
ISBN: 9781465442482
Category: History
Page: 512
View: 2014

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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 of Britain and Ireland


Author: Kindersley Dorling,R. G Grant
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781409346265
Category: British Isles
Page: 400
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The definitive visual guide to 5,000 years of British history, now in paperback The History of Britain & Ireland traces the key events that have shaped the British Isles. From the Elizabethan age of Shakespeare to the Iraq and Afghan wars of the 21st century, this beautifully illustrated book offers a definitive visual chronicle of the most colourful and defining episodes in British history. This paperback edition is updated to include recent events such as the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Packed with visually arresting illustrations and clear, concise text, you can now explore the long and fascinating story of the British Isles. Includes profiles of key people in history such as Geoffrey Chaucer, Alfred the Great, Charles Dickens, Queen Elizabeth I and Winston Churchill. The History of Britain & Ireland (previous hardback edition ISBN 9781405364287) is ideal as a family reference for the home as well as a key history companion for schools.

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

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.