This reduced format edition of one of Usborne's best-selling reference books includes a thousand recommended Web sites, bringing the past to life for a new generation. A superb reference book in its own right, bang up to date and richly illustrated, the book colorfully depicts key historical figures and the battles, revolutions, inventions and discoveries that have shaped today's world. An exciting homework resource, this comprehensive encyclopedia provides the information readers need, and unlocks the Internet's treasure chest of knowledge.
- Takes readers from the "Big Bang" to the dawn of the 21st century
- Web sites bring world-shaping events and people to life
- Easy access to Web sites via Usborne Quicklinks
- 8-page timeline section and extensive glossary and index
This Combined Volume includes the following titles: Ancient World, Last 500 Years, Medieval World, Prehistoric World.
While this volume covers ancient history from an evolutionary perspective, it nonetheless contains a lot of good information.
All the Web sites referred to in this book are regularly reviewed and can be visited via links on the Usborne Quicklinks Web site. A selection of free pictures and maps from this book is also available in Usborne Quicklinks.
Please note that you do not need a computer to use this book. It works on its own as an outstanding reference book without using the internet at all.
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