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Chronicle of the World Hardcover – September 9, 1995


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Product Details

  • Series: Chronicle of the World
  • Hardcover: 1176 pages
  • Publisher: DK ADULT (September 9, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 078940334X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0789403346
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 1.9 x 12.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #412,347 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Popular reference tools in most libraries, historical chronologies take different approaches. Azimov's Chronology of the World (LJ 9/15/91) is arranged by region or country within time periods, while the NYPL Book of Chronologies (LJ 1/91) is arranged by topic. In the present work, a broad spectrum of social, political, technological, and natural events from 3.5 million B.C. through A.D. 1995 are arranged chronologically in a column for each year. Major events are described as if written by a modern journalist reporting a contemporary happening. Thus, the headline "Walking hominid 'Lucy' dies at the age of 25 years" (with a dateline of Ethiopia, c.3.1 million B.C.) is followed by a journalistic account of Lucy's significance in hominids' capacity to walk upright. This approach necessitates a lengthy index alphabetized by topic, followed by chronologically arranged events. The accounts are straightforward, objective, and enlivened by two to five (mostly color) illustrations and photos on each large page. Several challenges for a work of this nature are successfully overcome, e.g., names contemporary with the event are used with today's equivalents in brackets to balance historical accuracy with clarity. Compiled in consultation with dozens of British academicians, this innovative work will be particularly useful for student assignments. Highly recommend for academic and public libraries. [For a review of the publisher's Chronicle of the 20th Century on DC-ROM, see "CD-ROM Review," p. 160.?Ed.]?Stanley P. Hodge, Ball St. Univ. Lib., Muncie, Ind.
-?Stanley P. Hodge, Ball St. Univ. Lib., Muncie, Ind.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Phillip on August 6, 2001
Format: Hardcover
A single huge book that outlines world history in chronoligical order with all civilizations represented. Events are recorded in news article format. One can turn to a given date in time and read articles about what was going on in Constantinople, Tikal Bangalore and Rome in that year. All matter of fact with little or no modern revisionist bias.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Scudrunr@aol.com on July 17, 1998
Format: Hardcover
Chronicle of the World is one of the more interesting "texts" I have ever read. It chronicles events from the begining of time to modern-day. Each page is written in newspaper headline format covering events occurring simultaneously throughout different parts of the world making reading easy and enjoyable.
For the first time I can scan an historical text and get an overview of events that have occurred simultaneously throughout various regions of the globe. I would recommend this book to both the high school student as well as college student. Regardless of age, all would find Chronicle of the World very informative and entertaining.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By waverunna@aol.com on February 26, 1999
Format: Hardcover
A delightful read, Chronicle of the World covers over 3 million years of human history. Full of colorful illustrations, it portrays the worlds greatest civilizations, noble leaders, and evil tyrants in a easy to read newspaper format. Each article is written just like as if it was barely reported. A wonderful read, it is perfect for the student or the lover of history. An easy to use index lets you find the information quickly and easily. As either a reference tool or for serious reading, Chronicle of the World is invaluable.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kathryn M. Oakford on January 21, 2011
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Very happy with the order and delivery. The book is a great way to learn history. I recommend it for anyone studying history or just interested in history.
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