DK’s History charts our development and progress from every angle, exploring the key events, crucial ideas, political forces, pivotal individuals, and the technological breakthroughs that have shaped the human story. Original, illuminating, compelling, visually stunning, and packed with authoritative information, History is the definitive guide to how we got to where we are today.
This updated and expanded third edition includes coverage of contemporary issues, such as climate change and the rise of social media. Richly illustrated and concisely explained, each historical episode is self-contained for easy reference. Links to other episodes in “before” and “after” panels reveal causes and consequences. Decisive moments – from the Battle of Hastings and the storming of the Bastille to D-day and 9/11 – are investigated in depth, alongside profiles of major figures, such as Rameses II, Julius Caesar, William Wilberforce, and Nelson Mandela.
An extensive National Histories section chronicles the key events of every sovereign state in the world, as well as many of their self-governing territories.
Thought-provoking and inspiring, and with a fresh, contemporary perspective, History combines fascinating content with stunning images of painting, sculpture, and architecture to create a visual celebration of human achievement and endeavour. This book deserves a place on every family’s bookshelf.