The Kingfisher Atlas of the Modern World

The Kingfisher Atlas of the Modern World : A Pictorial Guide to the People and Events of Modern Times, 1800-present

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These exciting, illustrated atlases present a dramatic insight into what the world was like during key historical periods. Packed with information about civilizations, empires, religions, kingdoms and famous figures, these books are the perfect pictorial guides to the past. This edition depicts the world between 1800 and the present day, examining the themes of colonization, industry, technology, war and diplomatic relations. Each map focuses on a major region, exploring the conflicts, changes and social movements that took place during a specific period. The subjects are arranged chronologically, and all regions of the globe are covered.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 48 pages
  • 242 x 310 x 10mm | 639.56g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • full-colour artwork illustrations & photos
  • 0753413752
  • 9780753413753
  • 2,137,449

About Simon Adams

Simon Adams was born in Bristol and studied at London and Bristol universities. He worked as an editor of children's reference and other non-fiction books before becoming a full-time writer. Since then, he has written and contributed to more than 50 books on subjects as varied as American history, the sinking of the Titanic, the two world wars and the history of jazz. Jeremy Black, Professor of History at the University of Exetershow more

Table of contents

04-05 The World 1800 - present (map); 06-07 How we know about the past (feature); 08-09 Napoleonic Europe (map); 10-11 The Industrial Revolution (feature); 12-13 The British empire (map); 14-15 The USA in the 19th century (map); 16-17 The colonization of Africa (map); 18-19 Europe 1848-1914 (map); 20-21 World War I (map); 22-23 The Russian revolution (map); 24-25 America: the Great Depression (feature); 26-27 Europe between the wars (map); 28-29 World War II (map); 30-31 The Cold War (map); 32-33 Modern America (map); 34-35 China in the 20th century (map); 36-37 Latin America (map); 38-39 The Middle East (map); 40-41 Africa, India and Southeast Asia (map); 42-43 Post-war Europe (map); 44-45 The world today (feature).show more

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