Welcome to my stop on the History at a Glance blog tour sponsored by TLC Book Tours! Thanks to TLC for the invitation!
How did National Geographic fine-tune a history of humanity from the very beginning to today and fit it all within the pages of this one volume, along with stunning pictures? It’s quite the feat, and the undertaking is nothing short of awe-inspiring. My favorite aspect is that it offers jumping-off points with inspiration to delve further into so many topics of interest.
Any history lover will devour this and will be grateful to have this on her shelf. I took every history course available to me in high school and earned enough college credit to cover any further history study prior to entering college. I am no historical expert, but I am a huge fan, and I’m sure that’s why historical fiction remains my favorite genre. This book is everything. EVERYTHING. Just when I think these Nat Geo books can’t top themselves, they do it again. Every single time.
I received a complimentary copy from the publisher, and I gave it a great big hug.
About History at a Glance
• Hardcover: 416 pages
• Publisher: National Geographic; Illustrated edition (November 12, 2019)
Beautifully illustrated, this penetrating book offers a sweeping view of humanity from prehistory to the modern day, presented in a unique time-line format.
Sweeping but succinct, this comprehensive reference presents all of world history in a browsable format featuring more than three dozen maps, along with hundreds of photographs and illustrations. From the dawn of humankind to today’s global complexities, this book provides a compelling reminder that history is unfolding all around us.
The epic story of humanity on all seven continents is explored through a unique design that combines concise essays with expansive time lines that invite deeper reading on milestone moments, explained within the broader context of the era. The final chapter highlights such recent events as SpaceX’s heavy rocket launch, the restoration of U.S./Cuba relations, and the historical trends that were the precursors to the state of our world today.
Informative and richly illustrated, this authoritative take on world history will be a compelling reference you’ll turn to again and agian.
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