Timelines of History (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Sep 19, 2011 - History - 512 pages
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Humans are a recent event in the planet's history, but we've wasted little time in making our mark. The range of our achievements has created a rich and elaborate heritage that we have the unique ability to capture and record-meaning we can look back and learn from the road traveled.

Timelines of History begins with the emergence of our earliest African ancestors and takes the reader through the history of cultures and nations around the world to arrive at the present day-the beginning of a new millennium. A dynamic, layered timeline zooms in and out of time, speeding up or slowing down to keep pace with the size and scope of events.

  

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Contents

010 HUMAN ORIGINS
11
014 Colonizing the Planet
14
020 Prehistoric Peoples
20
022 EARLY CIVILIZATIONS
23
028 The Story of Writing
29
032 Ancient Empires
32
038 Ancient Egypt
38
042 THE CLASSICAL AGE
43
290 American Indians
290
298 The Story of Electricity
298
310 American Civil War
311
316 The Qing Dynasty
316
324 The Imperial World
324
332 The Story of the Car
332
338 TECHNOLOGY SUPERPOWERS
339
344 The Great War
344

048 Ancient Greece
48
054 The Story of Metalworking
55
064 The Story of Money
65
074 The Rise of the Roman Empire
74
084 Ancient Rome
84
096 Classical Trade
96
106 TRADE INVENTION
107
122 The Vikings
122
134 The Islamic World
134
144 The Aztecs Incas and Maya
144
154 The Story of Printing
154
164 REFORMATION EXPLORATION
165
172 Voyages of Exploration
172
182 The Story of Astronomy
182
190 Edo Period
190
198 Mughal Empire
198
204 The Renaissance
204
216 The Story of Arms and Armor
216
230 The Rise and Fall of the Ottoman Empire
230
238 The Story of Navigation
238
250 The Story of Agriculture
250
254 THE AGE OF REVOLUTION
255
262 European Nation States
262
274 The Story of Steam Power
275
282 The Story of Medicine
282
350 Soviet Propaganda
350
354 World War I
354
364 The Story of Flight
364
374 The Story of Communication
374
388 War in Europe
388
394 War in the Pacific
394
402 World War II
402
412 The Space Race
412
422 End of Empire
422
428 The Story of Genetics
428
442 Collapse of the USSR
443
452 The European Union
452
466 Global Economy
466
468 DIRECTORY
468
476 Rulers and Leaders
476
486 History in Figures
478
488 Wars
480
490 Inventions and Discoveries
482
491 Philosophy and Religion
483
493 Culture and Learning
485
496 Disasters
488
490 Glossary
490
494 Index
494
510 Acknowledgments
510
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