National Geographic Almanac Of American History

Author: James Miller
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426200991
Size: 73.86 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Presents an in-depth resource on United States history with images, maps, and essays containing historic facts and concise analysis.

National Geographic Almanac Of World History

Author: Patricia Daniels
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426213913
Size: 33.85 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Presents a reference guide that provides authoritative maps, charts, and chronologies complemented by informative essays covering all the major periods of human history between the time of the Neanderthals and the nuclear age.

Almanac Of American History

Author: Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
Publisher: Outlet
ISBN: 9780517603536
Size: 27.50 MB
Format: PDF
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A panoramic study of the history of America details the exploration, settlement, wars, social and cultural evolution, and emergence as a superpower.

National Geographic Concise History Of The World

Author: Neil Kagan
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9780792283645
Size: 73.56 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A fascinating chronology of world history ranges from the dawn of humankind to the present day, examining important events, milestones, ideas, personalities, and more that occurred simultaneously in different regions of the world, and includes dozens of maps, informational sidebars, artifacts, and coverage of local customs, lifestyles, climate, and other topics. 35,000 first printing.

An Uncommon History Of Common Things

Author: Bethanne Patrick
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426212275
Size: 19.79 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Sometime about 30,000 years ago, somebody stuck a sharp rock into a split stick—and presto! The axe was born. Our inquisitive species just loves tinkering, testing, and pushing the limits, and this delightfully different book is a freewheeling reference to hundreds of customs, notions, and inventions that reflect human ingenuity throughout history. From hand tools to holidays to weapons to washing machines, An Uncommon History of Common Things features hundreds of colorful illustrations, timelines, sidebars, and more as it explores just about every subject under the sun. Who knew that indoor plumbing has been around for 4,600 years, but punctuation, capital letters, and the handy spaces between written words only date back to the Dark Ages? Or that ancient soldiers baked a kind of pizza on their shields—when they weren’t busy flying kites to frighten their foes? Every page of this quirky compendium catalogs something fascinating, surprising, or serendipitous. A lively, incomparably browsable read for history buffs, pop culture lovers, and anyone who relishes the odd and extraordinary details hidden in the everyday, it will inform, amuse, astonish—and alter the way you think about the clever creatures we call humans.

National Geographic History Book

Author: Marcus Cowper
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426206798
Size: 47.68 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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You won't find dusty topics and long-dead heroes and villains in the National Geographic History Book. Turn the pages and you'll find documents, letters, journals, telegrams, posters, and artworks that you can literally pull out and examine. See for yourself, with the primary source materials that history buffs love, what really happened and who really did it. Pull out Shakespeare's will and see how he changed his mind about who got what. Examining a facsimile of the Zouche-Nuttall Codex gives you a sense of the turmoil of pre-Columbian Mexico. Take a look at a steamy love letter written by Napoleon to his wife Josephine. Marvel at the beauty of a wall fresco from first-century Pompeii. Read pages from the Gutenberg Bible, the world's first printed book. Examine a "Wanted" poster for Abraham Lincoln's assassin...and more. Through the pages of this book, you will explore the forces that shaped our world, from the Roman Empire and the Black Death to Hollywood and the World Wide Web. Mozart and Picasso. Genghis Khan and Gandhi. Hitler, Elvis, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Not an encyclopedia or a comprehensive survey, the National Geographic History Book is a storyboard of major characters, key plot point and crucial details in the moving picture of human history. It is a portal through time, a collector's showcase of historical treasures and oddities, and a scrapbook of the human family.

Eyewitness To History

Author: Stephen G. Hyslop
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426206526
Size: 73.60 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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From prehistoric times through the early years of the 21st century, Eyewitness to History brings the world's saga to life through the voices of the great and humble in every era. From the long influence of the Greeks to the surprising lessons of the so-called Dark Ages, and from the dawn of the Renaissance to the birth of the modern era, readers will experience the highs and lows of both ordinary and extraordinary people. The lively narrative mixes contemporary documents, quotations, letters, poetry, art, maps, songs, menus, edicts, and graffiti to create an irresistibly rich reflection of world events. A centerpiece of each chapter is a milestone document (such as the code of Hammurabi, Martin Luther's 95 Theses, or the Declaration of Independence), examined closely, with commentary on its authors, historical context, and continuing relevance to today's world. The journey begins with Paintings on the Wall, a study of the world's first civilizations. It spans Lies on Parchment: The Classical Age in the Mediterranean...Living Scrolls: The Golden Age of the East...Burning Books: The Postclassical Era...Tales of Chivalry: The High Middle Ages...Secret Signatures: Exploration, Renaissance, and Reformation...The Orators: Enlightenment and Revolution...Promises for a New Century: Industry and Imperialism...Words of Anger, Regret, and Hope: The World at War...and Divining the Future: The Modern Era. In all ten chapters, the innovative design focuses attention on tangible pieces of history. Readers examine the artifacts, speeches, art, architecture, and documents that bring each era to life, revealing how each piece fits into the chronicle of our times and continues to influence our world today. We discover why the names Julius Caesar, Alexander the Great, and Napoleon live on, while others have slipped away into shadowy passages of time. Eye-catching features rate historical personalities, supply key dates, quotations, and cross-cultural connections, and provide a "takeaway" that summarizes essential knowledge. A detailed backmatter section features National Geographic's list of the 100 most influential voices of history, voted on by a panel of experts. From the most powerful leader to the least-known soldier or laborer or pioneer, every voice in this unique chronicle rings personal and real--reminding us that history is, at its core, a human story that catches us all in its adventure.

National Geographic Kids Almanac 2010

Author: National Geographic
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426305028
Size: 49.91 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 7298
Provides the latest information on a wide range of topics including animals, culture, geography, the environment, history, and science.