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Philip's Atlas of World History (Historical Atlas) Hardcover – 16 Jun 2005


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Product details

  • Hardcover: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Philip's; Concise ed edition (16 Jun. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0540088676
  • ISBN-13: 978-0540088676
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 3.3 x 29.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,220,031 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By GP on 3 Dec. 2010
I, personally, find this a very useful and interesting book. It goes through time, starting with the human revolution and hunting to farming to it's '...since 1945' pages, covering what happened all over the world in it's different time sections. There are generally about 4 maps per double page showing things like the spread of empires, trade routes and population. The maps are very clear and there are also often pictures of artefacts. It also isn't too big to use. My one negetive is that perhaps the text is in too big chunks and could perhaps have been spread around the maps more; but that is a minor issue. I really would recommend this though to anyone who wants an overview of world history through time - remember, this is the concise edition.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Tomasz Stasinski on 2 Aug. 2009
The good:
- It's useful. Each section is accompanied by several maps, plenty of text explanations and sometimes graphs or illustrations. I found it more informative than so called 'visual' world history books, which usually contain no or few maps.
- It's unbiased. There's a lot of information on other civilizations apart from the Western one.
- It's cheap.
- Maps are clear and informative, though they could be bigger.

The bad:
- It's more a history book with maps than a history atlas. But it's not bad in itself if you expect it.
- It's not quite up-to-date. It goes only up to 1995 and occasionally 2000. There's little or no information on the 21st century.
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Old Jake on 5 July 2009
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If you are familiar with the Times Atlas of World History don't make the mistake of thinking this is on a par with that. In fact this is more of a text history than an atlas. The maps are terrible, and very small for the most part. One of the most disappointing books I have ever bought, and a bit of a cautionary story about buying books unseen. My advice, purchase a second-hand Times one.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. H. Dunn on 26 July 2010
This atlas is a handy size for use as a reference book when trting to complete a general knowledge crossword.
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By Jmg Mcdonald on 6 Aug. 2014
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Great book
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