Timelines of History: The Ultimate Visual Guide to the Events That Shaped the World, 2nd Edition (Paperback)

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Follow the steps of your human ancestors from prehistoric people to the present day!  

Discover the events that shaped the world! Explore momentous discoveries, ingenious inventions, philosophy and religion, world cultures and nations, and important events in the context of their time, through a detailed book-long, timeline.

This world history book covers:

   • Feature panels on events, people and places throughout
   • Feature spreads are of three easily recognizable types: maps, collections and “story of”
   • Cross-references build the bite-size pieces of information into a narrative 
   • Specially commissioned photography, maps and illustrations 
   • Reference section gives overviews of key subjects such as leaders, battles and discoveries

Timelines of History
combines bite-sized information, eye-catching images and clear maps to intrigue history buffs and students of history alike. The unique structure will give you a broad overview of different eras, the story about the people and the nitty-gritty of key historical events. Inside this visual guide to history, you’ll find everything from ancient Egypt, the rise of the Roman Empire and the Qing Dynasty to the Ottoman Empire, World War II and space exploration.

The illustrated history guide sections the history of the world into spreads that focus on a specific culture, an explanation of the history of ground-breaking inventions, concepts or trends. Then includes infographics to deliver facts and figures, while collections of artifacts give finer details of the historical societies. It’s a wonderful history book for students or those who want a more visual depiction of world events.

About the Author

DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world's leading illustrated reference publisher and part of Penguin Random House, formed on July 1, 2013. DK publishes highly visual, photographic nonfiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 87 countries and in 62 languages, with offices in Delhi, London, Melbourne, Munich, New York, and Toronto. DK's aim is to inform, enrich, and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products.   Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery, and parenting. DK’s extensive children’s list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers, and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the bestselling LEGO® books. DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot's Guides series and Prima Games, video gaming publishers, as well as the award-winning travel publisher, Rough Guides.

Praise For…

"The Smithsonian timetables book is more of a coffee table adventure, lavishly put together with artful…spreads." – DigitalInsider.com
Product Details
ISBN: 9781465470027
ISBN-10: 1465470026
Publisher: DK
Publication Date: April 3rd, 2018
Pages: 512
Language: English