National Geographic Concise History Of The World: An Illustrated Time Line by Neil KaganNational Geographic Concise History Of The World: An Illustrated Time Line by Neil Kagan

National Geographic Concise History Of The World: An Illustrated Time Line

EditorNeil Kagan

Hardcover | September 3, 2013

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From the dawn of humankind to today's global complexities, this monumental volume presents world history from an original perspective that provides fresh insights with every colorful spread. Few references are as invaluable, all-inclusive, and satisfying to browse. For readers of all ages, world history is easily accessible, depicted as never before—so that events occurring simultaneously around the world can be viewed at-a-glance together. For example, Texas Instruments launched the pocket calculator the same year the Soviet Union launched the first manned space station, in 1971. Columbus sailed from Spain the year Martin Behaim constructed a terrestrial globe in Nuremberg. The California Gold Rush followed the Irish Potato Famine in the 1840s, and the Greek dictatorship of Papadopoulos is overthrown the same year Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia is deposed and U.S. president Nixon resigns, in 1974. The book's innovative time line truly sets it apart, allowing readers to scan across a spread and explore a single area or compare contemporary societies across the globe.

This remarkable resource also contains dozens of maps; scores of sidebars; hundreds of illustrations; and thousands of events, milestones, personalities, ideas, and inventions. Throughout, vivid illustrations depict artworks, artifacts, portraits and dramatic scenes, while sidebar topics range from local customs and lifestyles to the effect of climate change on human migration. Drawing on National Geographic's vast resources, this concise yet comprehensive, one-of-a-kind work is as rewarding as it is compulsively readable.
Neil Kagan, formerly publisher of Time-Life Books, now heads Kagan & Associates, creators of innovative illustrated books. Over his 30-year career he has developed such award-winning book series as Voices of the Civil War, What Life Was Like, Our American Century, and the Time-Life Student Library. Jerry H. Bentley, head of The Concis...
Title:National Geographic Concise History Of The World: An Illustrated Time LineFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:416 pages, 11.19 × 9.46 × 1.35 inShipping dimensions:11.19 × 9.46 × 1.35 inPublished:September 3, 2013Publisher:National Geographic SocietyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1426211783

ISBN - 13:9781426211782

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