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The History Book

Author : DK
ISBN : 9781465457752
Genre : History
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From the dawn of civilization to the lightning-paced culture of today, take a fascinating journey through the most significant events in history and the big ideas behind each one. Bring history to life as you explore the Law Code of Hammurabi, the Renaissance, the American Revolution, World War II, and much more. As part of DK's award-winning Big Ideas Simply Explained series, The History Book uses infographics and images to explain key ideas and themes. Biographies of key leaders, thinkers, and warriors, from Julius Caesar to Barack Obama, offer insight into their lives and further historical insight into these world-changing episodes. Perfect for an avid student or armchair historian, the clear explanations of ideologies behind events that have shaped our world into what it is today. The History Book makes the past 4,000 years of history accessible and provides enlightenment on the forces that shaped the world as we know it today, for students and history buffs alike. Reviews: "[The Big Ideas Simply Explained books] are beautifully illustrated with shadow-like cartoons that break down even the most difficult concepts so they are easier to grasp. These step-by-step diagrams are an incredibly clever learning device to include, especially for visual learners." - "The visual layout promotes browsing with illustrations, pull quotes, and simple mind maps to explain concepts quickly." - Library Journal "Accessible guide to the great thinkers." - School Library Journal "Clever and engaging." - Booklist "Kids are never too young to understand history; it just needs to be presented in the appropriate way. With that in mind, The History Book is a fantastic place to start." -
Category: History

The History Of California

Author : Franklin Tuthill
ISBN : 9781429022347
Genre : History
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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER YISCAWO'S EXPLORATIONS ALONG THE CALIFORNIA COAST. Chap. The time had come, when, unless Spain m' would consent to let go quietly a vast region 1596. that might be a barren desert, or might be an El Dorado ? unless she would see her bitterest foe inherit, before her own decay, an immense territory that she had earned by discovery ? unless she would see her Indian possessions fronted by her spoiler, the tune had come for action. In 1596, Philip II., from Madrid, forwarded a dispatch to Monterey, Viceroy of Mexico, conjuring him to explore and seize California. In accordance with this command, Viscaino, with three ships, sailed from Acapulco, crossed over to the peninsula, established a garrison, built a small church, and out of the branches of trees constructed some rude huts at La Paz ? a name given to the bay and the new settlement in token of the peaceful reception that they received from the Indians. But speedily they ran across the misfortunes that seemed to be, VISCAINO AT SAN DIEGO. 29 inseparable from all enterprises in the Gulf, Chap. and were compelled to return, abandoning the settlement before the expiration of the year. 1002 Philip HL, hearing the result of the attempt, gave orders to survey the ocean side of the peninsula. Viscaino, cheerfully accepting the charge, left Acapulco with three vessels, in the spring of 1602, for an expedition that proved 1602. notably successful. The unceasing head-winds made the passage up the coast tedious and slow, but that gave the better opportunity to survey it faithfully. At Barbary Bay (near Cape St. Lucas) he found a well-behaved people, incense- trees, pearly shells, and salt. About Magdalena Bay he found friendly though naked savages, frankincense, and eatable mussels. He stopped at several points ...
Category: History

The History Of India

Author : Britannica Educational Publishing
ISBN : 9781615302017
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Because of its natural wealth, India has long been a tempting prize for invaders, yet foreign forces such as the Mughal Empire and the British did not destroy India’s vibrant spirit. Rather, external influences often became absorbed into the mix of different peoples, languages, religions, and regional traditions, creating a lasting culture of great depth. This book recounts the history of India and much of present-day Pakistan and Bangladesh as well as the factors that have contributed to India’s epic economic successes in recent times. Memorable images texture the narrative and vividly animate the story of this unique nation.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The History Of India

Author : John McLeod
ISBN : 0313314594
Genre : History
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Discusses the political and economic aspects of each period as well as the social and cultural milieu, and includes a timeline, brief biographical notes on key players, and a bibliographic essay.
Category: History

Why Was Israel Called The Holy Land History Book For Kids Children S Asian History

Author : Baby Professor
ISBN : 1541912403
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Israel is also known as the Holy Land. Knowing the history of the country will reveal why it is called as such, along with other information that makes Israel unique. This book discusses history in an age-appropriate format, composed of a combination of pictures and simplified texts. So what are you waiting for? Secure a copy today.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction


Author : Joachim Radkau
ISBN : 9780745646886
Genre : Nature
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Ötzi the iceman could not do without wood when he was climbing his Alpine glacier, nor could medieval cathedral-builders or today's construction companies. From time immemorial, the skill of the human hand has developed by working wood, so much so that we might say that the handling of wood is a basic element in the history of the human body. The fear of a future wood famine became a panic in the 18th century and sparked the beginnings of modern environmentalism. This book traces the cultural history of wood and offers a highly original account of the connection between the raw material and the human beings who benefit from it. Even more, it shows that wood can provide a key for a better understanding of history, of the pecularities as well as the varieties of cultures, of a co-evolution of nature and culture, and even of the rise and fall of great powers. Beginning with Stone Age hunters, it follows the twists and turns of the story through the Middle Ages and the Industrial Revolution to the global society of the twenty-first century, in which wood is undergoing a varied and unexpected renaissance. Radkau is sceptical of claims that wood is about to disappear, arguing that such claims are self-serving arguments promoted by interest groups to secure cheaper access to, and control over, wood resources. The whole forest and timber industry often strikes the outsider as a world unto itself, a hermetically sealed black box, but when we lift the lid on this box, as Radkau does here, we will be surprised by what we find within. Wide-ranging and accessible, this rich historical analysis of one of our most cherished natural resources will find a wide readership.
Category: Nature

The History Of Myanmar

Author : William J. Topich
ISBN : 9780313357244
Genre : History
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This text provides a thorough examination of the history of Myanmar from Neolithic times to the present. * Provides a chronology of the key events in Myanmar's history * Maps of early Kobang Burma and of Indochina (showing the proposed Burma-Siam-China railway) helps provide perspective * A bibliography of significant materials allows continued study of Myanmar * Includes more than 40 engaging biographical sketches of the key figures in the history of Myanmar * Helpful indexes offer easy reference to key terms
Category: History

The Oxford Handbook Of The History Of Education

Author : John L. Rury
ISBN : 9780199340033
Genre : Comparative education
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This handbook offers a global view of the historical development of educational institutions, systems of schooling, ideas about education, and educational experiences. Its 36 chapters consider changing scholarship in the field, examine nationally-oriented works by comparing themes andapproaches, lend international perspective on a range of issues in education, and provide suggestions for further research and analysis.Like many other subfields of historical analysis, the history of education has been deeply affected by global processes of social and political change, especially since the 1960s. The handbook weighs the influence of various interpretive perspectives, including revisionist viewpoints, takingparticular note of changes in the past half century. Contributors consider how schooling and other educational experiences have been shaped by the larger social and political context, and how these influences have affected the experiences of students, their families and the educators who have workedwith them.The Handbook provides insight and perspective on a wide range of topics, including pre-modern education, colonialism and anti-colonial struggles, indigenous education, minority issues in education, comparative, international, and transnational education, childhood education, non-formal and informaleducation, and a range of other issues. Each contribution includes endnotes and a bibliography for readers interested in further study.
Category: Comparative education

Dictionary Of The History Of Science

Author : William F. Bynum
ISBN : 9781400853410
Genre : Science
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For readers interested in the development of major scientific concepts and the role of science in the western world, here is the first conceptually organized historical dictionary of scientific thought. The purpose of the dictionary is to illuminate this history by providing a concise, single volume reference book of short historical accounts of the important themes, ideas, and discoveries of science. Its conceptual approach differentiates the dictionary from previous reference works such as books of scientific biography and makes it a convenient manual both for the general reader and for scientists interested in the origin of concepts in their own and other scientific fields. Originally published in 1982. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Category: Science


Author : Andrew Robert Lee Cayton
ISBN : 0814208991
Genre : History
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As the state of Ohio prepares to celebrate its bicentennial in 2003, Andrew R. L. Cayton offers an account of ways in which diverse citizens have woven its history. Ohio: The History of a People, centers around the many stories Ohioans have told about life in their state. The founders of Ohio in 1803 believed that its success would depend on the development of a public culture that emphasized what its citizens had in common with each other. But for two centuries the remarkably diverse inhabitants of Ohio have repeatedly asserted their own ideas about how they and their children should lead their lives. The state's public culture has consisted of many voices, sometimes in conflict with each other. Using memoirs, diaries, letters, novels, and paintings, Cayton writes Ohio's history as a collective biography of its citizens. Ohio, he argues, lies at the intersection of the stories of James Rhodes and Toni Morrison, Charles Ruthenberg and Lucy Webb Hayes, Carl Stokes and Alice Cary, Sherwood Anderson and Pete Rose. It lies in the tales of German Jews in Cincinnati, Italian and Polish immigrants in Cleveland, Southern blacks and white Appalachians in Youngstown. Ohio is the mingled voices of farm families, steelworkers, ministers, writers, schoolteachers, reformers, and football coaches. Ohio, in short, is whatever its citizens have imagined it to be.
Category: History

The Cambridge Companion To The History Of The Book

Author : Leslie Howsam
ISBN : 9781107023734
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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An accessible and wide-ranging study of the history of the book within local, national and global contexts.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The History Of Serbia

Author : John K. Cox
ISBN : 0313312907
Genre : History
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The most up-to-date narrative history of Serbia, from its historic past to 2001.
Category: History

Reader S Guide To The History Of Science

Author : Arne Hessenbruch
ISBN : 188496429X
Genre : Science
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"A readers' advisory to the best books on the history of science. Written by 200 international scholars, the 600 comparative essays begin with a bibliography of important works, followed by reviews of those sources in the body of the entry. Important concepts and processes, phenomena, and scientists as well as scientific developments in different countries are covered."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2002.
Category: Science


Author : David V. Herlihy
ISBN : 0300120478
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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In this, the ultimate history of the bicycle, David Herlihy recounts the saga of this far-reaching invention and the passions it aroused. The pioneer racer insisted the bicycle would become "as common as umbrellas." Mark Twain was more skeptical, enjoining his reader to "get a bicycle. You will not regret it-if you live." Herlihy shows readers why the bicycle captured the public's imagination and the myriad ways in which it reshaped the world.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Introduction To The Historical Books

Author : Steven L. McKenzie
ISBN : 9780802828774
Genre : Religion
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Steven McKenzie here surveys the historical books of the Old Testament Joshua through Ezra-Nehemiah for their historical context, contents, form, and themes, communicating them clearly and succinctly for an introductory audience. / By providing a better understanding of biblical history writing in its ancient context, McKenzie helps readers come to terms with tensions between the Bible s account and modern historical analyses. Rather than denying the results of historical research or dismissing its practitioners as wrongly motivated, he suggests that the source of the perceived discrepancy may lie not with the Bible but with the way in which it has been read. He also calls into question whether the genre of the Bible s historical books has been properly understood.
Category: Religion