The History of the World, Paperback Book


From the emergence of hominids millions of years ago, up to the present day, this book is a huge compilation of facts, features, and images covering all aspects of human history. The History of the World records significant world events, presented as chronologically listed entries, running across the base of each spread.

Subjects covered are wars, scientific discoveries, art and architecture, births and deaths of famous people, and other major milestones.

Juxtaposed with the timeline, on the same spread, are narratives and features on broader aspects of history.

As an example, one spread on "Early Civilizations 5000-1500 BCE" has the timeline along the bottom, and describes the Egyptian and Minoan civilizations in general above.

Additionally, "box" features take a closer look at "Egyptian Pyramids" and a Neolithic Scottish settlement, dating from the same period. The well organised presentation of such a vast subject, backed by hundreds of photographs, maps, and illustrations makes The History of the World a comprehensive first-stop reference book for lay readers, as well as students.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Worth Press Ltd
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  • Category: General & world history
  • ISBN: 9781849311397

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