National Geographic Almanac Of American History

Author: James Miller
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426200991
Size: 30.35 MB
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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 S. Daniels
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426213913
Size: 10.29 MB
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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: 58.51 MB
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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: 74.29 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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: 23.20 MB
Format: PDF
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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: 40.95 MB
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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.

Who S Who In American History

Author: K. M. Kostyal
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426218346
Size: 23.63 MB
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This beautiful family reference from National Geographic tells the story of America through its presidents, revolutionaries, visionaries, inventors, entertainers-and even its most notorious villains. Far more than an encyclopedia, this treasury tells the rich stories of the people who made America's history-and adds context with lush photographs, illustrations, timelines, artifacts, and more. Beginning with pre-colonial America and continuing through today, this beautifully illustrated book details the fascinating lives of the men and women who helped build the story of our nation. Arranged chronologically, it features more than 400 entries illustrated with lavish four-color photography and elegant illustrations. Intriguing stories and historical maps provide additional context in this comprehensive and enlightening look at America's storied past.

National Geographic Kids Almanac 2016

Author: National Geographic Society (U. S.)
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426319215
Size: 74.41 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A latest annual installment of a best-selling middle-grade reference incorporates a new section on animal friends, an updated "Fun and Games" chapter and a new "Dino Myths Busted" feature. Simultaneous.

National Geographic Kids Almanac 2010

Author: National Geographic
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 142630501X
Size: 28.70 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Provides the latest information on a wide range of topics including animals, culture, geography, the environment, history, and science.