The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia

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Kingfisher, Sep 9, 2004 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 491 pages

This authoritative reference book brings world history to life, from early humans to the current war on terror. Along the way, it reveals riveting facts on the founding of the great Roman Empire, the revolution that changed France forever, the war between the North and South that unified America, the start of World War I and the Great Depression that followed, the first moon landing, and the end of apartheid in South Africa.

The encyclopedia is organized chronologically and then thematically within each time period. A timeline runs across the top of each page. Each section includes biographies of important people and features on art, architecture, and technology.

 

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This book is great! It provides a kid friendly look at history as we know it. It is basic enough to be terribly useful. The timeline is perfect for giving kids an overall perspective of the events and ... Read full review

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This encyclopedia is simply wonderful! It is very informative. I love to read it while I'm travelling. As a world-class traveller, I can tell you that sitting in first class while reading this lovely book it to DIE FOR. (Especially with a nice, fresh cup of tea might I say.) It is quite sophisticated and quaint.
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Contents

The First Humans
6
Megalithic Europe
12
Shang Dynasty
18
The Hebrews
24
America
32
Greek Dark
38
Architecture
44
Classical Greece
51
France and Richelieu
254
English Civil
260
The Ottoman Empire
266
African States
272
The Great Northern
278
Architecture
284
Austria and Prussia
292
India in Transition
298

EARLY MIDDLE AGES
97
Sui and Tang China
104
North America
110
The Abbasid Dynasty
116
AngloSaxon Britain
122
The Americas
128
The Seljuk Turks
134
Architecture
140
The Crusades
147
Shoguns and Samurai
156
Charter and Parliament
162
Religion in the Middle Ages
168
Medieval Explorers
174
The Ming Dynasty
180
The Arts
186
THE RENAISSANCE
193
The Reconquest of Spain
200
European Explorers
206
The Portuguese Empire
212
The Moguls
218
Dutch Independence
228
The Arts
234
Trade and Empire
241
Early American Settlers
248
Trade with China
304
Modernizing Russia
310
Industrial Revolution
340
Year of Revolution
346
Japan
352
Italy
358
Ireland
364
The Plains Wars
370
The Balkan Wars
376
Science and Technology
382
The Start of World War I
388
The Russian Revolution
394
The Modern World
433
China
440
Civil Rights
446
Middle Eastern Wars
452
Asian Tiger Economies
458
War on Terror
464
Index
479
156
482
193
488
Acknowledgments
492
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Kingfisher is an award-winning publisher of non-fiction and fiction for children of all ages. Known around the world for its informative and engaging reference and early learning books, Kingfisher also receives widespread acclaim for its classic anthologies for five- to fourteen-year-olds and original picture books for very young children.

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