The history book

Published 2016
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"The History Book is a fascinating journey through the most significant events in history and the big ideas behind each one, from the dawn of civilization to the lightning-paced culture of today. One hundred crystal-clear articles explore the Law Code of Hammurabi, the Renaissance, the American Revolution, World War II, and much, much more, bringing the events and people of history to life. As part of DK's award-winning Big Ideas Simply Explained series, The History Book uses infographics and images to explain key ideas and themes. Biographies of key leaders, thinkers, and warriors, from Julius Caesar to Barack Obama, offer insight into their lives and further historical insight into these world-changing episodes. The History Book makes the past 4,000 years of history accessible and provides enlightenment on the forces that shaped the world as we know it today, for students and history buffs alike." -- Publisher's description.

First American edition.
352 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 24 cm
"Big ideas simply explained" -- from cover.
Includes index.
Human origins, 200,000 years ago-3500 BCE
Ancient civilizations, 6000 BCE-500 CE
The medieval world, 500-1492
The early modern era, 1420-1795
Changing societies, 1776-1914
The modern world, 1914-present.
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