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History: The Definitive Visual Guide From The Dawn of Civilization To The…
by Adam Hart-Davis (Editor), Simon Adams (Author)
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Literally, human history... condensed. This gorgeous production by the Smithsonian Institution could be a college textbook if the history of civilization wasn't too broad a subject. Whatever moment of history might pique one's interest, the seeds of that topic are likely be found within these pages. I recommend casually flipping to any page in this volume because I can almost guarantee you'll discover something new once there. ( )
See my review of World War II published by DK Publishing for comments about DK books.
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Traces the course of human history from prehistoric times to the present day, analyzing the common themes, threads, forces, and factors that have shaped human life--including climate, ecology, disease, and geology--and examining human accomplishments, from the technological innovations that changed the world to key cultural, social, artistic, and intellectual achievements.
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An edition of this book was published by Penguin Australia.