History of the World in Photographs

History of the World in Photographs : 1850 to the Present Day

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The history of the world comes to life in a brand-new way in a groundbreaking visual reference from two trusted leaders in the information industry. This stunning guide is a fact-filled and visual journey like no other through the last 150+ years of world history. Its easy-to-follow format pairs informative and engaging text with thousands of revealing historical photos. A comprehensive chronology from Encyclop dia Britannica, the worldwide authority in knowledge and education, includes more than 6,000 time line entries organized into the following categories: Science, Medicine, and Technology; Religion, Philosophy, and Education; History and Politics; Business and Commerce; Daily Life and Society; and The Arts. In addition to the timeline, numerous spotlight articles delve deeper into specific subjects.

The thousands of historical photos in the book are drawn from the incomparable collection of Getty Images. The accompanying CD-ROM includes an additional 20,000 images, online access to gettyimages.com provides links to 2 million additional photos, and clicking on Britannica.com gives 20 million more historical facts.

Without question, The Encyclop dia Britannica/Getty Images History of the World in Photographs is a newsworthy leap forward in its use of technology to organize and present history in all its vivid detail. It's sure to be this year's gift of choice for dads, grads, and history buffs everywhere.

Recommended system for the CD-ROM: PC running Windows-XP or Windows Vista, or Macintosh running Safari 3. A CD-ROM or compatible optical drive is required. Most features of the software are available to Macintosh users, though not all.
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  • Hardback | 559 pages
  • 241 x 317 x 44.2mm | 3,211.43g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 2000 B&W and colour photographs
  • 1579125832
  • 9781579125837
  • 2,089,223

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Encyclopaedia Britannica, one of the world s most respected reference publishers, and Getty Images, the largest photographic collection in the world, have joined together to create this groundbreaking visual journey through more than a century of world history. Beginning in 1850 the year Harriet Tubman guided members of her family to freedom via the Underground Railroad, Charles Dickens published "David Copperfield," and Levi Strauss began selling dry goods to California miners this comprehensive volume of facts and photographs chronicles 150 years of human progress. Through dramatic images and an innovative timeline, it offers both a sweeping overview of history and in-depth information on key people, places, and events.
Organized by decade, 6,000 timeline entries culled from the archives of Encyclopaedia Britannica cover events year by year in the categories of science, medicine, and technology; religion, philosophy, and education; history and politics; business and commerce; daily life and society; and the arts. In addition, 300 spotlight articles explore, in greater detail, the most intriguing events of each decade.
Augmenting Encyclopaedia Britannica s authoritative text are thousands of photographs, as well as drawings and paintings, from the unparalleled collection of Getty Images. Rare portraits of such luminaries as Abraham Lincoln, Charles Darwin, Emily Dickinson, Vladimir Lenin, and Billie Holiday share the page with images of the most unforgettable historical moments, including the Charge of the Light Brigade (1854), the advent of flight (1903), the attack on Pearl Harbor (1941), the moon landing (1969), the fall of the Berlin Wall (1989), and Hurricane Katrina (2004). Fascinating artifacts, such as one of the first letters carried by the Pony Express (1860) and the $7,200,000 check that the United States used to purchase Alaska (1867), are here, as well as ephemera of everyday life, such as an ad for Singer s sewing machine in "Scientific American" (1851) and a reproduction of Emile Zola s open letter, "J accuse," to the president of France (1898).
Beyond the thousands of photographs in the book are 20,000 more images on an enclosed CD. Direct online access to gettyimages.com provides links to an additional 2 million photographs, and a link to Britannica.com allows access to millions of additional historical facts.
This unique opus from two trusted leaders in historical information is truly the history of the world at your fingertips. "
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About Getty Images

Getty Images was the first company to license imagery through the internet. With 21 offices worldwide, Getty distributes material to users in more than 100 countries.Encyclop dia Britannica is a worldwide leader in reference, education, and learning. It's 32-volume encyclopedia, first published in 1768, is the oldest English-language encyclopedia still in print. In 1994, the company launched Britannica Online, the first encyclopedia for the Internet. Britannica publishes several other reference sets for students and young children, including Compton's by Britannica, My First Britannica, and Discover America.
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