From the Inside Flap (back cover) Timelines with captioned photos and illustrations are supplemented with capsule summaries that recount deeds of generals and statesmen, the rise and fall of nations, battles and cataclysms, royal dynasties, world-changing inventions, and decisive moments in history. This wonderfully 'browsible' book opens with descriptions of humanity's earliest origins, and extends to the twenty-first century. Along the way, you'll discover archaeological finds of prehistoric tools and art dating from as early as 100,000 years ago. . . events that forged early civilizations in Egypt, Babylonia, Assyria, the Indus Valley, ancient China, Greece, and Rome . . . Viking explorations and attacks . . . the European Renaissance . . . the industrial revolution and the birth of modern science . . . the 20th century, its world wars, and the era of high technology . . . world affairs after 9/11, and much more. Large fold-out double-page spreads with exciting color illustrations --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Read more About the Author Christoph Marx is a writer and editor whose main focus is on political and historical topics. He lives and works in Berlin. Read more
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