Vast and absorbing, spanning millennia of human history, this achieves a goal in the study of the past that is unmatched by any other reference volume—it gives us a sweeping overview of the making of the contemporary world. This remarkable book maps out at a glance what was happening simultaneously, from the dawn of history to the present day. Never before has progress been presented with such clarity or with a view that fully captures the essence and the excitement of civilization.
This new fourth edition has nearly 100 pages of new material, including:
The Timetables of History is an English-language version, based on Werner Stein's Kulturfahrplan, which has sold millions of copies around the world since its first publication in 1946.