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Hammond Historical World Atlas Paperback – Jun 2000


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  • Paperback: 72 pages
  • Publisher: Hammond World Atlas Corporation; Rev Exp edition (Jun 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0843713917
  • ISBN-13: 978-0843713916
  • Product Dimensions: 31.2 x 23.6 x 0.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,083,244 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Maps are intriguing. I am enjoying this immensely and it has fast become a valuable asset to my research library.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
GREAT resource! 27 Mar 2007
By ChicagoMom - Published on Amazon.com
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The Hammond Historical World Atlas is quite a bargain! It was just revised in 2007. I purchased one as a household reference/homework help, one for a friend who is a serious history buff (he can't put it down!), and one for my son's 4th-6th grade class. Everyone is very impressed with it. One of the big pluses of this atlas over other ones is that it includes a historical timeline of civilization around the world. You can trace what countries formed from others and the relative power of each at a given point in time. The atlas covers the spread of languages, religions, and trade at different periods as well as the historical maps. You can't go wrong with this atlas.
32 of 38 people found the following review helpful
An Atlas that's an Atlas 8 May 2003
By "alien_blancmange" - Published on Amazon.com
Thank goodness I can still buy an atlas that is really an atlas. I read a lot of history, and having reached that stage in life where most of the books I enjoy are not profusely illustrated, I have been searching for a good historical atlas. I've bought several now, covering different periods and regions, but most have been a dissapointment (the lone exception being the Penguin Atlas of Medieval History). Instead of an atlas, i.e., a collection of maps, what I got was an illustrated history book. Unfortunately, to make room for the text, graphs, etc., they left out most of the maps. The maps that were included often ignored political boundaries, or tried to encapsulate 100 years of change on a single, low-detail map with a few arrows and dots drawn on. While I understand that history is much more than political and national boundaries, those are the aspects of history that change most rapidly, thus requiring more maps to follow. I remember the old Hammond Historical Atlas from my childhood, as the perfect companion for most books of post-Renaissance European history (and not bad for earlier periods, though usually weak outside Europe). I just hope it hasn't changed too much.
33 of 42 people found the following review helpful
Bargain priced, but no text. Very basic. 7 Dec 2000
By Quickhappy - Published on Amazon.com
First of all: this book is a bargain. At under ten bucks, you can get maps of world history to refer to. However, there are a few problems: (1) The book offers no text to explain history. So you really need to know the history yourself or have companion books to help; (2) the book emphasizes European state history, and shortchanges other nations, cultural changes, religious movements, migrations, slavery, technologies, etc. This is mostly a book of maps showing the changing territories of nations. //// I was hoping to assign this book to my college Geography students, but will not, nor do I have much use for it myself. I much prefer the other Hammond world historical atlas, even at the higher cost. Most of the new, larger world historical atlasses are superior, becuase they show that history is so much more than states. In sum, this book is a disappointment, useful to a very limited audience.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
i like it 19 Nov 2005
By Doc Dave - Published on Amazon.com
This is great for browsing (if you like maps of different periods in history that is). It won't stand on it's own as a history textbook, but I don't imagine it was intended to. I like the fact that it is lightweight and portable...not so big and fat that it's hard to find the page you're looking for, or a place to store it. I think it would be a great supplement for people who are learning history, as well as for those who read a lot of things from or about various periods in history. I keep it on the coffee table and enjoy looking through it often. I'm giving it only 4 stars because I'd like to see a few more details and features on the maps. Still, this really is a great bargain of an atlas.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Decent world atlas of history 6 Aug 2010
By J. C. J. Raybould - Published on Amazon.com
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This book would make an ideal reference book if you want to look at a particular historical period at a glance and need a better idea of the national and imperial borders. This book however does not contain any historical analysis and assumes the user will do their own research or know the history that corresponds to the maps. I have seen better atlases of this kind but it is sufficient for reference. A good book to buy is The Times History of Europe Atlas if you are interested in Europe specifically. The ISBN for that book is 0-00-713161-5.
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