With amazing facts of world history from the dawn of humanity to the 21st century, this incredible volume provides authoritative information culled from the extensive National Geographic archives. Find essays, detailed maps, charts, timelines, and more that create an indispensable tool for understanding both past and present. Ideal for either desk or library, this wonderfully accessible reference encapsulates all the key people and events have have changed our world and society; from Neanderthal times to the nuclear age.
Chronologically organized chapters feature three types of easy-to-access entries: lively introductory spreads that are filled with timelines, charts, images, and sidebars; essay spreads that give more in-depth information on a person, place, or event; and summary spreads that reveal what was happening simultaneously in other parts of the world. Rich in cartography, information, and illustration, this comprehensive reference is an indispensable tool for understanding both past and present.
385 pages with more than 220 color illustrations and maps