New Historical Atlas of the World
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|Author||: John Haywood|
When did modern humans first colonize different parts of the world? What was happening in China when Alexander the Great conquered the Persian empire? What was the global reach of the great religious faiths at the time of the European Reformation? How much of the world was covered by the NATO alliance after the Second World War? This atlas presents global history in a series of uniform world maps, allowing comparability between different periods and regions. Covering the human history from six million years ago to the present day in 56 world maps, it provides an overview of the human story for the 21st century
|Author||: Oddvar Bjorkland|
|Editor||: Barnes & Noble Imports|
Colorful maps trace political, military, and religious events from the growth of the Egyptian civilization to the end of World War II
|Author||: Derek Hayes|
|Editor||: Douglas & McIntyre|
Over 900 maps plus 300 illustrations and photographs tell the story of the planners, schemers, gold seekers and fur traders who built Canada's westernmost province.
|Editor||: Dorling Kindersley Ltd|
Much more than a history atlas, this book drops you right in the heart of the action, as 130 detailed maps tell the story of pivotal episodes in world history, from the first human migrations out of Africa to the race for space. After the foreword written by renowned broadcaster and historian Peter Snow, purpose-made regional and global maps present the history of the world as it happened, charting how events traced patterns on land and ocean - patterns of exploration, discovery, or conquest that created powerful empires, fragile colonies, or terrifying theatres of war. An interplay of text and graphics leads you around the page so that you can follow the story of civilizations through ancient, medieval, and modern times. But not every page is full of maps. At key points in History of the World Map by Map, broad, sweeping introductions provide a chance to step back and look at entire periods, such as World War 2, or to explore overarching themes, such as the Industrial Revolution. Picture spreads, meanwhile, focus on epoch-defining moments or developments, such as fascism and communism, and the invention of printing.
A Cartographic History of Our Lives and History from the Beginning of Recorded Time to the Present Day
|Author||: Geoffrey Wawro|
How will we be remembered? History is simply the interaction of our lives with each other and with nature. It begins with acts of adventure, courage, blind ambition, greed, and folly that are then recorded. Without accurate recording, we wouldn't know that Napoleon used a sandbox to construct his battle plans and transmitted messages to troops using semaphore, and that Christopher Columbus thought he'd landed in India instead of America - thus the name Indians for the local people there. Historical Atlas is a comprehensive history of the world to date. Learn everything from the gruesome detail of Nero's torture of Christians to the methods Kublai Khan used to select his concubines. Who did Marco Polo meet along the Silk Road and how did a lowly carpenter influence so much of the world's religion? The world as we know it is nothing more than the sum of Earth's history. Every event in time is influenced and guided by humankind and we cannot begin to know what might happen until we understand what has already occurred. Beginning with the origins of humankind and the migration of people around the globe, the Historical Atlas details the remarkable historical events that guide our future. Covering all of recorded time, this book moves effortlessly through the eons of our existence, cementing the path of our development, culture, and expectations. Historical Atlas presents hundreds of specially commissioned maps, detailed with symbols and icons that reveal a full and vivid image of the individual events of history. Each time period is divided into areas of the world so that overlapping events are contained within the boundaries of their geographic and chronological eras. The narrative is fresh and modern, revealing our history with zest and vigor. Each period is also illustrated with images that lure us into the era. Divided into chronological order and continents, the book is a cartographic narrative of humankind's time on Earth to the present.
|Author||: Brenda Lewis,Rupert Matthews|
|Editor||: Chartwell Books|
The Historical Atlas series explores pivotal events and areas of cultural interest in great detail. Most books in this series are available both in hardcover, and in paperback with flaps, and the interior pages are illustrated throughout with full-color maps, diagrams, photographs, and charts. The series offers readers a clear, easy-to-follow narrative of the subjects that have shaped human history ranging from wars to religions, and from ancient cultures to transportation. The Historical Atlas of the World at War details the history of war, from the tribal origins of war to the major world wars of the twentieth century. War has shadowed the whole of human history, featuring its greatest triumphs and greatest tragedies, and underlying all of it, the paramount need of all living things to survive. With thoroughly researched text and illuminating illustrations, this volume the complete spectrum of war, accompanied by highly detailed maps, beautifully designed, charting the key events of the various wars that have shaped the world as we know it today. Over the centuries the methods of war have changed beyond all recognition, but the reasons for war remain the same—desire for territory and resources, ideology and strategic disputes. The Historical Atlas of the Wrold at War analyzes military development from Ancient times to the present. There is emphasis throughout on the weaponry, and the fighters who used them, as well as detailed analysis of military strategy, with accurate charts showing the tactics deployed in the most significant battles and maps charting the movements of troops and armies in major campaigns stretching across continents.
|Author||: Stephen Jay Gould|
|Editor||: Henry Holt and Company|
More than two hundred maps, diagrams, and reconstructions assist in tracing the geology of the Earth from the Big Bang to the evolution of humans
|Author||: Anthony Livesey|
Traces the development of all the major campaigns of the war, paying special attention to the impact of the war on the British and French colonial empires. Accompanying text and map annotations offer new insights into military operations and tactics.
|Author||: Hammond Incorporated|
|Editor||: Hammond World Atlas Corporation|
A collection of maps illustrating geographically the most significant periods and events in the history of civilization.
|Author||: Colin McEvedy|
The Penguin Atlas of Ancient History illustrates in a chronological series of maps, the evolution and flux of races in Europe, the Mediterranean area and the Near East. From 50,000 B.C. to the fourth century A.D., it is one of the most successful of the bestselling historical atlas series.
|Author||: Kate Santon,Liz McKay|
|Editor||: Parragon Publishing|
A twenty-first-century view of the history of the whole world. Examines regions and events in a combination of full-color maps, fascinating test and lavish illustrations.
|Author||: Geoffrey Barraclough,R. J. Overy|
|Editor||: London : Times Books|
The Times History of the World is an enduring classic of world publishing. First published in 1978, this remarkable book has changed our way of viewing history. It brings the drama of history to the page in a way often imitated but never matched. The New Edition marks the most radical and comprehensive revision of the book since its original publication. Every spread has been redesigned and rewritten, every map and chart extensively reviewed and updated. There is expanded treatment of China, Japan and southeast Asia from the earliest civilizations to today's rapidly evolving regions. The coverage of the United States has been strengthened to allow more material on the post-War period while that on the 20th century has been reorganized to reflect new historical perspectives and the dramatic events of this turbulent century. The result is a work unequalled in its authority, quality and imagination, a masterly overview of the endlessly absorbing story of humanity. Page by page, continent by continent, era by era, the full sweep of human history is revealed in enthralling detail. * Over 520 computer-generated colour maps * Contributions from over 100 leading historians from around the
|Author||: Paul Robert Magocsi|
|Editor||: University of Toronto Press|
The third revised edition of this beautifully crafted full-color atlas covers the central third of the European Continent, from Poland-Lithuania in the north to Greece and western Turkey in the south.
|Author||: Jerry Brotton|
|Editor||: Penguin UK|
Jerry Brotton is the presenter of the acclaimed BBC4 series 'Maps: Power, Plunder and Possession'. Here he tells the story of our world through maps. Throughout history, maps have been fundamental in shaping our view of the world, and our place in it. But far from being purely scientific objects, world maps are unavoidably ideological and subjective, intimately bound up with the systems of power and authority of particular times and places. Mapmakers do not simply represent the world, they construct it out of the ideas of their age. In this scintillating book, Jerry Brotton examines the significance of 12 maps - from the mystical representations of ancient history to the satellite-derived imagery of today. He vividly recreates the environments and circumstances in which each of the maps was made, showing how each conveys a highly individual view of the world - whether the Jerusalem-centred Christian perspective of the 14th century Hereford Mappa Mundi or the Peters projection of the 1970s which aimed to give due weight to 'the third world'. Although the way we map our surroundings is once more changing dramatically, Brotton argues that maps today are no more definitive or objective than they have ever been - but that they continue to make arguments and propositions about the world, and to recreate, shape and mediate our view of it. Readers of this book will never look at a map in quite the same way again.