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History: The Definitive Visual Guide [Hardcover]

Adam Hart-Davis
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3 Jun 2013

The definitive 4 million year-old story of human history

History is a visual feast covering everything from our remote ancestors up to the 21st century. With over 3,000 images, you'll discover the complete story of the people, events, themes, ideas and forces that have shaped human existence from the origins of mankind to Sputnik, Machu Pichu and recent events.

Find out about history's turning points through eyewitness accounts and biographies that give a personal angle to major events. Explore humankind's legacy from architecture and artefacts to the big ideas that have changed our world. Examine the effect we've had on nature and vice versa. And discover how the past has been unlocked, from interpreting ancient documents to analysing ice cores.

History is a compelling look at human existence and a must-have reference book for the family bookshelf.

Now with a stunning new cover. (Previous ISBN: 9781405318099)

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Dorling Kindersley (3 Jun 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1409331806
  • ISBN-13: 978-1409331803
  • Product Dimensions: 30.6 x 25.6 x 3.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 89,984 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A striking phantasmagoria of photographs, paintings, satellite maps and illustrated timelines on the people, events and ideas that have created our world (History Today)

About the Author

Adam Hart Davis has worked and presented on major TV series including Local Heroes, Top Ten Treasures, Tomorrow's World, What The Stuarts Did For Us, What The Victorians Did For Us, What The Romans Did For Us, and recently What The Ancients Did For Us.

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5.0 out of 5 stars 5 stars. Excellent book 27 Jan 2014
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I bought this book because I have Science: The Definitive Guide which was an excellent book and was hoping this would just as good. No disappointments. Just like the science book, it is crammed with information yet can be read without hurting your head and actually enjoy learning different bits. The visuals are stunning and go along nicely with the text. Excellent books. Overall feel and quality is great. So quick and easy to just pick it up and look something up and then look something else up which just isn't as easy on a computer for this type of thing. Came quickly, was in excellent condition and was packaged well. Only thing I have anything negative to say is that its a tad pricey at nearly 17, mind you the retail is 25 and you do get a lot - its a pretty damm big book and the quality is great. I got mine second hand and excellent condition for around 14. 5 stars
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful and thorough 6 May 2014
By Dr. Nicholas P. G. Davies TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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This is a superb compilation history of the world. It's very well written- concise yet authoritative. The illustrations are superb, and bring the history to life. Each event or theme is covered on one double page spread.

If you like history this book will be great either for learning it the first time, or remembering it later on.

It's a superb lavish production, and I can recommend it to anyone wanting to about history.
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