The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia

The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia

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Kingfisher's encyclopedias are award-winning, information-packed reference books for all the family. The new, updated editions are beautiful versions of these trusted favorites--perfect for gifts and reference alike. If you want one history encyclopedia, this is it!History leaps from the page in this completely revised and updated edition of the critically acclaimed "Kingfisher History Encyclopedia "by the editors at Kingfisher. From man's earliest history right through to the technological and social revolutions of the current day, this trusted reference provides a one-stop source for research, and is the perfect companion to any study of world history. The encyclopedia is organized chronologically and then thematically within each time period. A timeline runs across the top of each page for context. Each section includes biographies of important people and key features on the art, architecture, and technology of the period. No more hunting and pecking all over the internet for incomplete or un-vetted information. With 3,500 indexed references and more than 2,000 full-color illustrations, photographs, and source materials, as well as research-friendly back matter and index, this encyclopedia provides a beautiful, authoritative reference that is essential for any home, school, or more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • Hardback | 491 pages
  • 223.52 x 279.4 x 43.18mm | 2,222.59g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd ed.
  • colour illustrations
  • 0753468751
  • 9780753468753
  • 44,192

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This revised and updated edition is packed with facts, illustrations, photos, and concise articles spanning the beginning of time to the present day. Organized chronologically then broken down thematically, each unit includes incredible photos and illustrations, a running timeline across the top of the page, key dates, biographies, and features on art, architecture and technology. Offering a great overview of history, its general appeal to readers of all ages will make this volume a wonderful asset to any library. "Library Media Connection" This updated edition would be useful as a homework support for school and public libraries, especially those that own the previous edition. In addition, its appealing and colorful layout and accessible information will lend it to casual browsing by students and adults. "Booklist " Concise and intriguing. ...With en engaging writing style and colorful and informative images, this book will have a general appeal that will extend beyond report usage. "School Library Journal""show more

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