History of the World Map by Map

History of the World Map by Map

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Witness our incredible human story unfold - from the very first people in Africa to the collapse of Communism - exquisitely charted map by map.

Come on a journey through global history, told in 130 maps that each offer a window on a key event. Step into the action and follow Ghengis Khan sweeping through China, Napoleon conquering Europe, or two world wars raging across the globe. See empires rise and fall - from the Egyptians and the Aztecs to the British empire and the Soviet Union.

History of the World Map by Map also explains how elements of civilisation, such as writing, printing, and tool-making, came into being and spread from one country to another. It tells of the rise of the world's great religions and of human endeavour such the voyages of early explorers. It charts stories of adversity such as the abolition of slavery, and shows how people have always migrated for a better life, from the very first humans moving across Africa, to millions of 19th-century Europeans crossing the Atlantic in search of the American dream.

Endorsed by renowned broadcaster and historian Peter Snow, this is an unmissable visual guide to ancient, medieval and modern history in all corners of the world.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 360 pages
  • 263 x 307 x 28mm | 2,163g
  • DK
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0241226147
  • 9780241226148
  • 40,259

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It's really easy to navigate and makes sense of the history of the world Guardian Online
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Rich in detail and endlessly fascinating * i newspaper * These clear, detailed maps tell compelling human stories * History Revealed * It's really easy to navigate and makes sense of the history of the world * Guardian Online *
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Peter Snow, MBE, is most familiar to British readers since the 1960s as the face of tv election analysis. A highly respected journalist, author, and broadcaster, he was ITN's Diplomatic and Defence Correspondent from 1966 to 1979, and presented Newsnight from 1980 to 1997. An indispensable part of election nights, he has also covered military matters on and off the world's battlefields for 40 years. In 2004, Peter and his son Dan presented the BAFTA-winning Battlefield Britain for BBC2 and worked on the follow-up series, Twentieth Century Battlefields. Together they wrote two books to accompany the series, and they more recently collaborated again on the book Treasures of British History - the Nation's History told through its 50 Most Important Documents (2015). Peter has won critical claim on his own as a history author, for books including To War with Wellington (2010) and When Britain Burned the White House (2013).
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