Our World in Pictures The History Book (DK Our World in Pictures)
From ancient history to modern times, journey through the past with this picture-packed encyclopedia of curiosities.
A museum in a book, this collection of treasures from the past brings history to life, from Stone-Age tools to smartphones. Children will love to explore galleries of intriguing objects from ancient civilizations, bygone eras, and breakthrough moments, to understand how the modern world has been influenced by the past.
With more than 1,000 extraordinary images of items big and small, kids aged 9-12 will love poring over the pages of Our World in Pictures: The History Book. Glimpse the treasures of the past on every page and learn the fascinating stories of those who came before us!
Celebrate your child's curiosity as they explore:
- Striking and detailed diagrams, drawings, and illustrations on every page.
- Chapter introductions give context to each historical era.
- Picture galleries showcase collections of historical objects from around the world.
- Explores the major cultures and civilizations of each era, and common historical themes such as warfare and trade.
Marvel at the jewelery created in ancient empires. Discover the treasures that traveled along the Silk Road from East Asia to Europe. Uncover the gadgets used by spies during World War II and the Cold War. Find all this and more in this history encyclopedia, featuring at-a-glance panels that provide a quick reference to all the stats, making it an ideal combination of colorful diagrams and informative text boxes. The easy-to-read text is accessible for kids aged 9-12, yet can be enjoyed by the entire family, making this enthralling children’s encyclopedia a beautiful and educational gift that can be passed down through generations.
Learn all about the world one picture at a time!
If you like Our World in Pictures: The History Book then why not complete the collection? Part of the highly visual Our World In Pictures series, avid readers can become vehicle virtuosos with Cars, Trains, Ships and Planes, journey across the globe with Countries, Cultures, People & Places and become palaeontologists with The Dinosaur Book.
Susan Greaney (Stonehenge)
Senior properties historian at English Heritage, Susan is presently the curator of the Stonehenge historic site.
Joann Fletcher (Ancient Egypt)
A leading Egyptologist and honorary visiting professor at the University of York, Professor Joann Fletcher has published numerous books and presented several television and radio programs about ancient Egypt.
David Stuttard (Acropolis)
Author and lecturer David Stuttard has written several books on the classical world. He lectures widely and translates ancient Greek theatre into English.
Stephen Kay (Colosseum)
Archaeology Manager at the British School of Rome, Stephen Kay has led archaeology surveys across Italy and the wider Mediterranean area.
Elizabeth Graham (Chichen Itza)
Elizabeth Graham is professor of Mesoamerican archaeology at University College London. She runs regular workshops about Mayan history and archaeology.
Shadreck Chirikure (Great Zimbabwe)
Head of the Department of Archaeology at the University of Cape Town, Shadreck Chirikure is an expert on southern African archaeology.