"National Geographic" Visual History of the World
Foreword by Douglas Brinkley
National Geographic Visual History of the World by Douglas Brinkley
Book DescriptionThe world history book to define all others, National Geographic Visual History of the World is a classic in the making. No other volume offers such a comprehensive and richly illustrated chronicle of world events, from the construction of the Pyramids to the overthrow of the Taliban. Readers see how momentous happenings, personalities, catastrophes, discoveries, and inventions unfold in a visually stimulating layout. Four eight-page gatefolds bring to life major events of world history and thousands of paintings, photographs and illustrations depict subjects ranging from the Roman Empire to the Reformation, World War II, to the war in Afghanistan. A timeline at the bottom of every page highlights the most important events, names, and dates of the era, and color-coded cross-referencing helps point readers to other applicable sections. Ideal for people who prefer to flip through books at random, this highly accessible resource contains sidebars on the great religions, influential ideologies, and other topics, as well as biographies of world leaders and notable personalities in the arts and humanities. National Geographic Visual History of the World is an indispensable, impressive, and extravagantly illustrated reference of social, cultural, and military history in one volume. It is a must-have for all families, armchair historians, and serious scholars alike.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780792236955
(270mm x 217mm x 48mm)
Imprint: National Geographic Books
Publisher: National Geographic Books
Publish Date: 26-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Douglas Brinkley
Cronkite, Paperback (June 2013)
For decades, Walter Cronkite was known as the most trusted man in America. Millions across the nation welcomed him into their homes, first as a print reporter for the United Press on the front lines of World War II, and later as a host of numerous documentary programs and as anchor of the CBS Evening News. This title tells his story.
Notes, Paperback (May 2012)» View all books by Douglas Brinkley
Deals with the mind of the fortieth US President Ronald Reagan and the writers and thinkers to whom he turned for advice, inspiration, humor, and hope. This title includes Reagan's own writing and his favorite quotations, proverbs, and excerpts from speeches, poetry, and literature.
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