National Geographic Almanac of World History, Volume 10

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National Geographic Books, 2006 - History - 384 pages
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From the first civilizations to the 21st century, this wide-ranging, compulsively readable book encompasses all of world history_great ages and monumental events; the rise and fall of cultures; names, dates, and statistics; and stories galore. Designed as an authoritative reference that's also irresistible to browse, it's a brilliant blend of narrative, analysis, detailed facts, and visual variety including sidebars, time lines and more than 200 maps and illustrations.

The book offers four revealing ways to look at the human epic. In Milestones, 12 essays address key developments from agriculture and writing to modern democracy and other important themes; next, Major Eras takes a chronological approach, examining 11 eras from prehistory to the present. World at a Glance traces specific subjects through the centuries, with entries on Wars, Religions, Human Accomplishments, Leaders, Artists, and more. An expansive appendix listing presidents, popes, and other world figures, as well as a bibliography, a glossary, and a comprehensive index round out this amazing reference.

A book that meets the most demanding standards of accuracy and graphic excellence, this is an indispensable tool for students and an illuminating, engrossing exploration for anyone interested in the who, what, why, when, and where of world history.
  

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Contents

Foreword
10
The Rise of Agriculture Complex Societies
16
The Silk Road the EastWest Connection
22
Slave Trade Colonialism
28
The Search for World Order
34
Priiiis i nm c
49
AngloSaxon England 5001066
108
Muhammad Islam 5701000
114
American Revolution 17751789
218
World Survey 14551857
226
India Under the British 17571917
234
King Tutankhamuns gold
242
Imperialism in the Pacific 18001900
244
U S Expansion 18001860
252
China Ends Its Isolation 18201900
258
Japan the West 18531905
266

Khmer Empire 6001150
122
Feudalism 8001000
128
Chinas Song Dynasty 9601279
134
Perus Chimu Inca Empires 10001536
144
The High Middle Ages in Europe 10001453
150
Ottoman Empire 12991571
160
Chinas Ming Dynasty 13681644
168
England 14551689
176
The Spanish Inquisition
182
The Reformation 15171648
192
Englands North American Colonies 15841775
200
The Rise of Russia 16131796
206
Europes Balance of Power 17021763
212
The U S Becomes a Great Power 1 8761900
272
Centuriesold giont stone
275
World War I 19141918
284
World Survey 19001945
302
World Survey 1945Present
330
Major Religions
338
Human Accomplishments
346
Scientists Inventors Philosophers
356
Artists
362
Recommended Reading
371
Illustrations Credits
383
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About the author (2006)

Patricia Daniels is an author and editor for National Geographic who has written, edited, or contributed to books on history, science, and geography, most recently the National Geographic Encyclopedia of Space. She lives in State College, Pennsylvania.

Stephen G. Hyslop has been a writer and editor for Time-Life Books and National Geographic, as well as author of Bound for Santa Fe and Chroniclers of Indian Life. He lives in Virginia.

Douglas G. Brinkley is the director of the Theodore Roosevelt Center for American Civilization and Professor of History at Tulane University. He authored two New York Times Best Sellers: Tour of Duty: John Kerry and the Vietnam War and Voices of Valor: D-Day; June 6, 1944. He is the official historian for NBC News. Dr. Brinkley is contributing editor for the Los Angeles Times Book Review and American Heritage and a contributor to the New York Timesand The New Yorker.

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