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Kingfisher Atlas of World History

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Kingfisher Atlas of World History

by Simon Adams


Quick Overview

This paper over board edition combines all four volumes in the series, depicting the world and its people between 10000BCE and the present day. It covers all major human civilizations, from the ancient world to modern times, and examines the core curriculum themes of religion, exploration, colonization, industry, technology, war and diplomatic relations.


This colorful and fact-packed book is not only informative but well organized. Sections cover “The Ancient World,” “The Medieval World,” “Exploration and Empire,” and “The Modern World,” and each section contains 15 or 16 thematic maps presented in chronological order, leading the reader through time and place. The text, images, simple maps, and use of picture symbols are all designed to make the atlas accessible to students in second grade and up. Time lines accompany each map, and several feature spreads cover topics such as “The City of Rome” and “Islamic Culture.” “How We Know about the Past” features, introducing the sections on the ancient and medieval worlds, provide some insight into historical research. The pages might be a little busy for some users, but with guidance younger or more distractible readers can find their desired information. The index lists only the main people, places, and topics found in the work, making it easier for the novice user but not as complete as it could be. This work would be a good addition to any elementary school or public library’s children’s room and an excellent addition to a middle school library as well. The size makes it cumbersome as a circulating book, but as a reference book, it is very useful and entertaining as well as data-filled. 192 pages

Additional Information

ISBN 9780753472941
Author Simon Adams
Age Group 8+
Book Type hardcover

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