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Title:
Oxford children's history of the world
Author:
Grant, Neil, 1938-
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Publication Information:
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Physical Description:
192 pages : color illustrations, maps, portraits ; 29 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780199105007
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

A single-volume, sumptuously illustrated history of the world specifically designed for grade schoolers, this readable volume follows the evolution of humankind from the earliest colonization of the world to the beginning of the new millennium.
This beautiful book is made truly accessible to children. Organized chronologically in five sections, it contains a series of double-page spreads, each focusing on a major historical period. Whether it is Medieval Africa or the Ottoman Empire, or Louis XIV's Europe or American Independence that strikes your fancy, you will find it here. Color maps, illustrations, drawings, and photographs add information and make the easily digestible text even more accessible and visually appealing. Feature boxes look more closely into specific subjects and historical figures like Marco Polo, pilgrimage, or the Korean War. Each section concludes with illustrated "Who's Who" and "Timeline" segments, which present a quick survey of the most significant events and personalities of the period and allow a comparison between regions at a glance. A glossary and comprehensive index wrap up this helpful reference.
Written from a global perspective, The Oxford Children's History of the World recounts the important events in the development of civilizations not only in Europe but also in the Americas, Africa, and Asia. Up-to-date, thorough, and imaginatively illustrated in full color, it is the perfect introduction to social studies for children.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-8-Clearly and succinctly written, this one-volume encyclopedia captures the essence of historical time periods in an easy-to-follow format. Introductory pages include specific directions on how to use the book complete with a diagram and a wonderful beginning definition of "What is history?" Organized chronologically from the ancient world through the 20th century, each carefully planned double-page spread begins with a brief paragraph summarizing the subject. Topics touched upon include art and architecture, religion and rulers, and science. Copious drawings, maps, and sidebars further explain information and help readers visualize the era. Many of the photos are of artifacts and historical items. Others are realistic drawings depicting life and events of the time. At the conclusion of each historical division, an illustrated time line covering the Americas, Europe, Asia and Oceania, and Africa and the Middle East assists in summarizing the information presented. "Who's Who" pages help place names in history. Children will enjoy browsing through this colorful title and will use it mainly for ready reference.-Susan Shaver, Hemingford Public Schools, NE (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

The Ancient World
The Medieval World
The Early Modern World
The Modern World
The 20th-century World