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The children's atlas of world history
DeMarco, Neil.
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Publication Information:
New York : Bedrick Books, 1999.

Physical Description:
96 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 33 cm
A history of the world, from the birth of civilization to modern times, featuring maps and time charts.
General Note:
Originally published: London : Horus Editions, 1997.

Includes index.
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D21.5 .D42 1997 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
D21.5 .D42 1997 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
D21.5 .D42 1997 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
D21.5 .D42 1997 Juvenile Non-Fiction Oversize

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The Children's Atlas of World Historyprovides clear explanations of all of the main events in history. Full-color photographs and detailed illustrations bring each historical period to life. Informative maps graphically reveal the extent of civilizations and empires, the routes of discovery and exploration, the growth of trade, the development of world wars, and the influence of evolving religions. Illustrated timecharts, a glossary, and a comprehensive index are included for easy reference.

Reviews 1

School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-7-This heavily illustrated volume is a quick visual reference and a solid new member of the family of historical atlases. It breaks humanity's social and political story into five broad chronological categories-"Ancient Civilizations and Empires," "The Middle Ages," "Empires Around the World," "Industry and Revolution," and "The Twentieth Century"-and then devotes a double-page spread to a variety of topics within those time periods. Each category begins with a simple summary and an extensive time line that gives fair coverage to all parts of the world. The topics include "First Farmers," "Indian Civilizations," "The Spread of Islam," "The Viking Expansion," "Japan in War and Peace," "Independence in Latin America," "The Expansion of the United States," and "The Second World War." The maps, while not heavy on detail, are clear, colorful, and easy to understand; they are supplemented by a cameo drawing placing the area under discussion in a global context. The text, which averages one paragraph each on about half a dozen related features per topic, is relevant and informative, if slightly dry. However, missing are any references to the "Fertile Crescent" or a good explanation of the African slave trade, and there seems to be a disproportionate amount of space devoted to the 20th century. Overall, the book is more straightforward and less cluttered than other titles for this age level, and is a serviceable additional library resource.-Andrew Medlar, Chicago Public Library, IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.