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History A Definitive Visual Guide

DK Publishing

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From prehistoric times to the 21st century, the compelling story of world history may both surprise and inspire
This lavishly illustrated visual encyclopedia tells the story of our world in depth and detail from the dawn of civilization to the present day.
Charting—and celebrating—human endeavor from every angle, History chronicles the significant events, groundbreaking ideas, political forces, and technological advances that have shaped our planet. Every historical episode is explored and explained with the help of stunning images that bring the authoritative text to life. Important points in history, from the battle of Hastings and the storming of the Bastille to D-Day and 9/11, have clear but concise coverage, together with profiles of influential figures, such as Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, and Nelson Mandela. As each moment in history is defined and detailed, supporting panels note the causes and consequences, providing wider context and broadening our horizons. Coverage of contemporary issues, including climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic, brings us firmly into the present. 
With its broad-themed approach to important historical events, this book shows that ours is a history with genes and viruses, not just battle and treaties. This updated fourth edition features new material on modern African history and includes more biographies of men and women from all around the globe who have shaped today’s world—reaffirming that History is the story of humankind in which everyone has a part to play.