Discover the events that have shaped our world, from the dawn of prehistoric civilization to the digital age, brought to life with contemporary photographs, maps, paintings, and artifacts that place each event in a wider social and historical context. With entries on more than 350 of history's most important events, World History looks at turning points throughout the ages and the key thinkers, leaders, ideas, and inventions involved,... more...

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Where would we be without inventors, philosophers, economists, politicians, explorers, and other "ideas" people? Some of our historical heroes were lone geniuses but many were influenced by other great thinkers and ideas. Full of true-life stories and famous celebrities, 100 People Who Made History contains all the people you'd expect to find, and plenty that you wouldn't! Inventors and explorers rub shoulders with political leaders,... more...

For 4,000 years weapons, and the warriors who used them, have acted as the cutting edge of history, using ax, spear, bow, sword, gun, and cannon to determine the rise of kingdoms and the fall of empires. From the stone axes of the earliest warfare to the heavy artillery of today's modern armies, this awe-inspiring book portrays for the first time the entire spectrum of weaponry. A spectacular, unprecedented visual reference to the design, function and... more...

This title offers more than 10,000 years of history in the palm of your hand. From the early beginnings of human civilization in prehistoric times, to the first manned space flight and beyond, discover all about the things that have influenced our past and shaped our world today. You'll meet great rulers and politicians, philosophers and revolutionaries who have changed world history. Travel to mighty civilisations to explore the progress of humanity.... more...