By Geographic, NationalForeword by Briggs, Amy
Beautifully illustrated, this penetrating book offers a sweeping view of humanity from prehistory to the modern day, presented in a unique time-line format. Sweeping but succinct, this comprehensive reference presents all of world history in a browsable format featuring more than... three dozen maps, along with hundreds of photographs and illustrations. From the dawn of humankind to today's global complexities, this book provides a compelling reminder that history is unfolding all around us. The epic story of humanity on all seven continents is explored through a unique design that combines concise essays with expansive time lines that invite deeper reading on milestone moments, explained within the broader context of the era. The final chapter highlights such recent events as SpaceX's heavy rocket launch, the restoration of U.S./Cuba relations, and the historical trends that were the precursors to the state of our world today. Informative and richly illustrated, this authoritative take on world history will be a compelling reference you'll turn to again and agian.Read more
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One of the world's leading nonfiction publishers, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC has published more than 1,700 titles, featuring such categories as history, travel, nature, photography, space, science, health, biography, and memoir. A portion of its proceeds is used to fund exploration, conservation, and education through ongoing contributions to the work of the National Geographic Society. AMY BRIGGS is the executive editor of National Geographic History magazine. Prior to her three years as executive editor, Briggs spent more than 15 years in book publishing with a focus on nonfiction. She is the author of several books including two National Geographic Kids books, National Geographic- Angry Birds Space and National Geographic- Angry Birds Star Wars. Briggs earned a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University. She lives in Arlington, Virginia, with her daughter and their four adorable cats.
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