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Encyclopedia of World History [Paperback]

Jane Bingham , Fiona Chandler , Sam Taplin
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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1 April 2013
An incredibly valuable overview of the history of the world from prehistoric times up to the year 2000.Magnificantly illustrated with a wealth of images depicting key events and everyday life in times gone by. With hundreds of links to specially selected websites, available through Usborne Quicklinks.

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  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd (1 April 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1409562514
  • ISBN-13: 978-1409562511
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 3.1 x 24 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 34,949 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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It would be an excellent spine for your history studies. There are many internet links throughout the book which invite the child to explore and learn more about a historical event or time period, as well as links to free downloadable maps and pictures. These internet links would have taken me ages to source, this book has done it all for you. --The Curriculum Choice

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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Bought for my 7 year old & she loves it. I love it too. Not university standard but still very good for children and teens needing an intro to many fields including geologic history, life on earth, human history, human cultures, major events and civilizations. Amazon doesn't provide a look inside for this one so I direct you to look for the 2009 edition which does allow look inside. The contents of the book are made up of over 400 pages in 4 main sections. Section 1 is the prehistoric world, section 2 covers ancient history, section 3 covers medieval history & section 4 covers the last 500 years.

If you value a rational education for your children this book can give them some things a school will not. If you are a creationist look away now - this book is really helpful in giving young people an easy introduction to evolution, which every young human should have a chance to explore before they are a teen, something the state ignores for under 14's. The rest of the book is also very useful and contains good artwork for illustrative purposes as well as photos of lots of culturally significant art and sculpture. For me these reasons make this book a gem.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great for School Work 12 Dec 2013
By dawny
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Usborne are perfect for giving your child a taster for things and this book doesn't disappoint. My nine year old can dip in and out of this book depending on his study and he has learned some fascinating facts.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Really pleased with this purchase! 20 May 2013
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Bought as a gift for my son, this encyclopedia has already been used on two occasions to help with school work. It has just enough information to keep his interest, but not too much to overwhelm. Definitely recommend
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good work! Keep it up! 12 July 2014
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This book was really interesting and I loved the fact its a complete set of knwlowledge that we can gather from this book. I would.like to see more books fromthis author.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Reference book for homeschooling. 8 Jun 2014
By Jenni-lou - Published on Amazon.com
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This book was recommended by homeschoolers as a basic reference. We did purchase for the purpose of homeschooling two children. The first third of the book is about evolution, which we briefly skimmed over the first day. We plan to use the remaining two thirds of the book for lessons. We started with the first farmers in Mesopotamia and have been using the book for a couple of weeks. Pictures are colorful and inspired great conversations with the kids.
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