This remarkable resource also contains dozens of maps; scores of sidebars; hundreds of illustrations; and thousands of events, milestones, personalities, ideas, and inventions. Throughout, vivid illustrations depict artworks, artifacts, portraits and dramatic scenes, while sidebar topics range from local customs and lifestyles to the effect of climate change on human migration. Drawing on National Geographic's vast resources, this concise yet comprehensive, one-of-a-kind work is as rewarding as it is compulsively readable.
|Publisher:||National Geographic Society|
|Product dimensions:||9.40(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.50(d)|
About the Author
Neil Kagan, formerly publisher of Time-Life Books, now heads Kagan & Associates, creators of innovative illustrated books. Over his 30-year career he has developed such award-winning book series as Voices of the Civil War, What Life Was Like, Our American Century, and the Time-Life Student Library.
Jerry H. Bentley, head of The Concise History's advisory board is Professor of History at the University of Hawaii, editor of the Journal of World History, and an expert in the history of cross-cultural interactions.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a wonderful, easy to read history book. Well worth the money