Who were the first dwellers on earth? What were the Dark Ages? What started the Russian revolution? These and many other key questions are answered in the History of the World, a year-by-year account of landmark events from the first humans to the present day. Allowing readers to see the history of human advancement in a journey through time, this thoroughly revised edition of the international bestseller details the lives of the men and women who have made their mark, from religious leaders and politicians to inventors and scientists, and covers major historical events from the origin of man right up to the present day. AUTHOR BIO: Somerset Plantagenet Fry was a senior member of Wolfson College, Cambridge, and the author of more than 50 history books. In 1972, he published his children's History of the World, an international bestseller that sold more than 1 million copies in six languages. His book The Kings & Queens of England and Scotland is also published by DK
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Love love love this book. It has soooo much information in here and the pictures are fantastic. We got this book at the library and I loved it so much we had to buy it.
I love DK's travel books but this DK history book isn't as informative and doesn't have the same quality of insightful illustrations and drawings that those travel books have. The text too is very elementary. If you want a cursive outline, this is quite basic, but if you are wanting to bolster your basic knowledge of history in the form of a survey, look elsewhere.
Great pictures and needed information for young learners.
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