Encyclopedia of World History

Encyclopedia of World History

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Baker & Taylor
Illustrations, maps, and timelines supplement short descriptions of significant events, figures, geographical locations, and terms in alphabetical order, emphasizing Central and South America, Africa, and Oceania.

Book News
This reference for high school students and/or home reference provides authoritative and useful information on all periods of history, giving due weight to often-neglected regions such as Central and South America, Africa and Oceania. It contains about 6,500 alphabetically-arranged entries written by academic historians; 1,000-plus color maps, illustrations and diagrams; detailed information (including a map, flag, text and data box) on approximately 200 countries; a time line detailing significant people, dates and events in history from 15,000 B.C. to the present day; and a reference section of essential tables, charts and lists. Edited by O'Brien (economic history, London School of Economics) together with consultants from other leading universities. Oversize: 9x12.25. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
Encyclopedia of World History explores the globe through illustrations and expertly written text. A distinguished group of academic historians has contributed and authenticated more than 6,500 A-to-Z entries that present a panorama of people, dates and events over the past 17,000 years. Special attention is given to the regions of Central and South America, Africa and Oceania - areas often omitted from history encyclopedias.
The encyclopedia recounts the stories and struggles of human society through a range of themes, including demography, agriculture, warfare, religion, government and politics, science, art, and the environment. Elaborately executed maps, along with illustrative photographs, tables and sidebars, provide a superb visual reference for high school and college students, researchers and general readers.
Among the book's many highlights are: special interest topics, such as the American Civil War, communism, and the Crusades - explained in detail and accompanied by specially commissioned historical maps; a ready reference section offering essential tables, charts and lists; time lines detailing significant people, dates and events in history from 15,000 B.C. to the present day; special box features explaining, through text, maps, diagrams and artworks, key historical peoples, empires or events; and more than 30,000 cross-references linking associated articles.

Publisher: New York : Facts On File, c2000
ISBN: 9780816042494
Branch Call Number: R 903 ENC
Characteristics: 524 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 30 cm
Additional Contributors: Facts on File, Inc


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