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History: The Definitive Visual Guide From…

History: The Definitive Visual Guide From The Dawn of Civilization To The… (2007)

by Adam Hart-Davis (Editor), Simon Adams (Author)

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DK Publishing prints some very nice history books. I specifically like the ones dealing with various military topics, but they have other decent books too.

These books are meant more for casual armchair reading by a fire rather than concentrated, intense reading. They are large books that fill your entire lap when open. The hardbound version feels like a luxury book.

I enjoy reviewing photos and drawings along with text to look for minor errors or just confirmation of my understanding of assorted history topics. ( )
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Broman, ElinorTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Homo sapiens have remained the same species, largely unchanged in genetic makeup and anatomy since the Cro-Magnon era. By contrast, the cultural, social, and technological changes since then have been nothing less than extraordinary. At the core of this development is the ability of humans to store and transmit knowledge, so that each new generation stands upon the shoulders of its predecessors. This ability to use what has gone before is what sets humans apart.

Telling our story, from prehistory to the present day, DK's History is a thought-provoking journey, revealing the common threads and forces that have shaped human history. Taking a broad-themed approach, acknowledging varied factors at work, from climate, ecology, disease, and geology and their roles in the human story, this visual celebration makes history accessible and relevant, putting events in their wider context and showing how they have shaped the world we live in.

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From the origins of mankind to the 21st century, spanning the globe and based on the latest research, this work delivers the complete story of the people, events, themes, ideas and forces that have shaped human existence.

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