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Chart the course of history through the ages with this collection of oversize foldout charts and timelines.
Timeline of World History is a unique work of visual reference from the founders of the Useful Charts website that puts the world's kingdoms, empires, and civilizations in context with one another. A giant wall chart shows the timelines and key events for each region of the world, and four additional foldout charts display the history of the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Pacific, and Africa and the Middle East. Packed with maps, diagrams, and images, this book captures the very essence of our shared history.
About the Author
Matt Baker is the founder of UsefulCharts and the creator of its educational wall charts. Based in Vancouver, BC, he holds a PhD in education and is a passionate advocate of visual learning. His YouTube channel has more than 250,000 subscribers, and his design work has appeared in BBC Focus magazine, as well as on NASA’s JPL website. Follow him on Twitter: @usefulcharts.
John Andrews has a long history of his own, writing on history, sports, music, and popular culture, and editing dozens of books on a host of subjects. His recent published works include The Beautiful Game, as well as contributions to titles such as Explore Your Family’s Past, The Story of Where You Live, and Musicals, The Definitive Illustrated History.
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Based on the Book ...
We are always delighted when someone sees a movie in the book, because now, millions of more people know about the book! It might have been a great film or it might have been a total dud.
But, read the book yourself to see just how good or different the original is!