The History Encyclopedia: Follow the Development of Human Civilization from Prehistory to the Modern World, with Over 1500 Illustrations

The History Encyclopedia: Follow the Development of Human Civilization from Prehistory to the Modern World, with Over 1500 Illustrations

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By (author) Brian Ward, By (author) John Fardon, By (author) Philip Brooks, By (author) Simon Adams, By (author) Will Fowler

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  • Publisher: ARMADILLO BOOKS
  • Format: Hardback | 512 pages
  • Dimensions: 172mm x 218mm x 42mm | 1,438g
  • Publication date: 7 June 2014
  • Publication City/Country: Leicester
  • ISBN 10: 1843229439
  • ISBN 13: 9781843229438
  • Illustrations note: over 1500 illustrations
  • Sales rank: 613,321

Product description

This title lets you follow the development of human civilization around the world, in 1500 illustrations. You can journey through time, from pre-history to the modern world, in this engrossing children's encyclopedia. You can discover how humans populated the world, how food was grown, and how communities were formed; how weapons were invented and developed, and how art, and architecture, government and society evolved. It features over 1500 photographs and artworks that provide a highly visual approach to the subject, and 80 fact boxes provide extra insights and highlight links with the present. It is an informative and accessible book for home or school use for 8- to 12-year olds. It is written by professional historians who have between them published over 50 history books for children. This book takes the reader through time, showing the reality of what it was like to live in the past. In a lively and accessible visual style it investigates human existence from prehistoric times to life in the modern world. In its pages you can discover how civilization developed across the globe, how great cities were built and destroyed, wars lost and won, and new religions born. Learn too how important discoveries in science and medicine increased our lifespan, and changed our lives over the centuries.

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Brian Ward writes for both children and adults on a range of healthcare and general biological topics. John Farndon has written many reference titles for children and has twice been shortlisted for the COPUS science book prize. Philip Brooks has had more than 20 books published and specializes in history and architecture. Simon Adams is a writer and editor of non-fiction books, and has written extensively about history for children. Will Fowler is a consultant and writer specializing in defence, current affairs and military history.