Best History Encyclopedias Books
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1. History of the World Map by Map
Author: by DK
Maps don’t just show us where to go, but also where we’ve been. A stunning overview of all human history, side by side with 140 custom maps. Learn how something like the printing press can define a time, or how the Allies in Europe could defeat the Nazis.
There is so much to read about in this remarkable history book, and just as much to look at. Maps are more than the topography of the Earth or the borders of countries. Maps can represent the movement of people and ideas, and they provide a unique way to explain historical themes and explore sweeping periods of time.
This stunning visual reference book starts with the evolution and migration of our oldest ancestors out of Africa. You can then look up maps about the Greece and Persian War, the Mongol Conquests, Medieval Europe’s trade routes, and the rise of the Ottomans.
There are maps about the colonization of North America, the scientific revolution, Napoleon’s advances, and Britain’s control of India. There’s more in later centuries, like the Age of Imperialism, the American Civil War, industrialized Europe, and the transformation of Japan.
2. History: From the Dawn of Civilization to the Present Day
Author: by Smithsonian Institution
This comprehensive and compelling visual encyclopedia tells the story of our world in true depth and detail, from the origins of life on Earth right up until the 21st century. Human endeavor and achievement are charted and celebrated from every angle, alongside key events, groundbreaking ideas, political forces, and technological advances that have shaped our planet’s progress.
More than 600 pages chronicle global history in the most informative, illuminating, and inspiring way. Stunning images and illustrations bring the authoritative text to life, so each historical episode is explored and explained for easy reference and understanding. Important points in history, from the Battle of Hastings and the storming of the Bastille to D-day and 9/11, are given clear but concise coverage, together with profiles of influential figures, such as Rameses II, Julius Caesar, and Nelson Mandela.
As each moment in history is defined and detailed, the causes and consequences are provided in supporting panels to provide a wider context and broaden our horizons. Contemporary issues, including climate change and the rise of social media, bring us out of the past and firmly into the present.
3. Battles that Changed History
Author: by DK
Discover the stories behind more than 90 of the world’s most significant battles in this lavishly illustrated history book. The most important battles ever to take place are brought to life in the most spectacular way. From the brutal battle of Gettysburg to the epic air-sea battle of Midway, find out how fateful decisions led to glorious victories and crushing defeats.
Journey through the battlefields of history and follow the key developments of World War I, World War II, the Cold War and more in unprecedented visual detail. Using maps, paintings, artifacts and photographs, Battles That Changed History is a guided tour of every major conflict in history.
Explore the stories behind more than 90 important battles and discover how pivotal moments and tactical decisions have altered the course of history. From medieval clashes and great naval conflicts to the era of high-tech air battles, key campaigns are illustrated and analyzed in detail.
Learn incredible facts about the weapons, armor, soldiers and military strategies behind some of the greatest battles ever. This reference book includes profiles of famous military leaders like Alexander the Great, Napoleon and Rommel. See how kingdoms and empires have been won and lost on the battlefield.
4. Land of Hope: An Invitation to the Great American Story
Author: by Wilfred M. McClay
For too long we’ve lacked a compact, inexpensive, authoritative, and compulsively readable book that offers American readers a clear, informative, and inspiring narrative account of their country. Such a fresh retelling of the American story is especially needed today, to shape and deepen young Americans’ sense of the land they inhabit, help them to understand its roots and share in its memories, all the while equipping them for the privileges and responsibilities of citizenship in American societyThe existing texts simply fail to tell that story with energy and conviction.
Too often they reflect a fragmented outlook that fails to convey to American readers the grand trajectory of their own history. This state of affairs cannot continue for long without producing serious consequences. A great nation needs and deserves a great and coherent narrative, as an expression of its own self-understanding and its aspirations; and it needs to be able to convey that narrative to its young effectively.
5. Flashback to 1961 – A Time Traveler’s Guide: Perfect birthday or wedding anniversary gift for anyone born or married in 1961. For friends, parents or … (A Time-Traveler’s Guide – Flashback Series)
Author: by B. Bradforsand-Tyler
Also available in other years – – – Let’s FLASHBACK to 1961 a very special year. Was this the year you were born? Was this the year you were married? Let’s travel back in time to celebrate your year, THE YEAR 1961, with this slim 75 page book packed with fun-filled fabulous facts.
Enjoy a trip down memory lane, as you discover the people, the places, the politics, and the pleasures that made the year 1961 so special and unique, influencing the world we know today. Imagine if time-travel was a reality, and one fine morning you wake up to find yourself flashed back in time, back to the year 1961.
What would life be like for a typical family, in a typical town, somewhere in America? We often reminisce about the golden boom years of the 50s and 60s, when families flourished, babies were born in record numbers, unemployment was low, and our standard of living surpassed that which our parents could only dream of.(cont.
Now just imagine you flashed back to a town in 1961 United Kingdom or Western Europe. Unlike their lavish spending counterparts in America, a very different picture would await you. (Get the book to read more! Expertly written by author B.
6. Timeline of World History
Author: by Matt Baker
Chart the course of history through the ages with this collection of oversize foldout charts and timelines. Timeline of World History is a unique work of visual reference from the founders of the Useful Charts website that puts the world’s kingdoms, empires, and civilizations in context with one another.
A giant wall chart shows the timelines and key events for each region of the world, and four additional foldout charts display the history of the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Pacific, and Africa and the Middle East. Packed with maps, diagrams, and images, this book captures the very essence of our shared history.
7. Dino Dana: Dino Field Guide (Dinosaurs for Kids, Fossils, Prehistoric)
Author: by J.J. Johnson
A Dino Dana Field Guide for Kids#1 Bestseller in Children’s Fossil Books, Nominated for Four Daytime Emmy AwardsFun facts about dinosaurs for kids. Did you know that the brachiosaurus was the tallest dinosaur that we know of today? That the kosmoceratops had fifteen horns and hooks on its head?
That the spinosaurus is the only known dinosaur to spend most of its time swimming? Discover this and much more in Dino Dana: Dino Field Guide. Dino Dana’s field guide for your child. Fans of the Amazon Prime TV show Dino Dana will be so excited to have a Dino Field Guide of their own, put together by the incredible show’s creator and executive producer, J.J.Johnson.
Full of colorful illustrations and fascinating science facts, this dinosaur book is sure to amaze any young dino enthusiast. A great science book for kids. This book for children is perfect for any kid who likes history and science. In the Dino Dana field guide, your kids will learn:Which time period each dinosaur lived inHow big the dinosaurs wereWhat kinds of things dinosaurs ate and did each dayAnd so much moreKids who like dinosaur books like Dinosaurs, National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs, The Big Book of Dinosaurs, and The Dinosaur Book will love Dino Dana: Dino Field Guide.
8. Classical Mythology A to Z: An Encyclopedia of Gods & Goddesses, Heroes & Heroines, Nymphs, Spirits, Monsters, and Places
Author: by Annette Giesecke
Black Dog & Leventhal
An encyclopedic A-to-Z guide, this beautifully illustrated volume offers hundreds of rich, fascinating definitions of 700 major and minor characters, creatures, and places of classical mythology. Classical Mythology A-to-Z is a comprehensive and engrossing guide to Greek and Roman mythology. Written by Annette Giesecke, PhD, Professor of Classics and Chair of Ancient Greek and Roman Studies at the University of Delaware, this brilliant reference offers clear explanations of every character and locale, and captures the essence of these timeless tales.
From the gods and goddesses of Mount Olympus and the heroes of the Trojan War to the nymphs, monsters, and other mythical creatures that populate these ancient stories, Giesecke recounts, with clarity and energy, the details of more than 700 characters and places.
Each definition includes cross-references to related characters, locations, and myths, as well their equivalent in Roman mythology and cult. In addition to being an important standalone work, Classical Mythology A-to-Z is also written, designed, and illustrated to serve as an essential companion to the bestselling illustrated 75th-anniversary edition of Mythology by Edith Hamilton, including 10 full-color plates and 2-color illustrations throughout by artist Jim Tierney.
9. Dino Dana: Dino Field Guide: Pterosaurs and Other Prehistoric Creatures! (Dinosaurs for Kids, Science Book for Kids, Fossils, Prehistoric)
Author: by J.J. Johnson
Dig into Paleontology with Dino Dana#1 New Release in Children’s Dinosaur Books and Fossil BooksFollowing up on the #1 Bestseller comes Dino Dana: Dino Field Guide, Volume 2 – Pterosaurs and Other Prehistoric Creatures. Part paleontology field guide, part encyclopedia for kids, this colorful second volume explores some of the amazing creatures that once flew through the sky, swam in the oceans, and stomped on prehistoric earth.
An introduction to dinosaur fossils for kids. Everyone’s favorite Emmy-award winning paleontologist returnsthis time, exploring all sorts of prehistoric marine animals, mammals, and insects. With stunning illustrations, fascinating facts, and thought-provoking experiments, this second Dino Dana field guide offers a creative, inside look into the world of paleontology for kids.
For readers of books about dinosaurs for kids. A prehistoric animal encyclopedia for kids like no other, Dino Dana: Dino Field Guide, Volume 2 offers endless facts about dinosaurs, fossils, and prehistoric times. Complete with a photo glossary, size comparisons, and tons of DIY activities, Dino Dana’s second volume makes a wonderful addition to any collection of dinosaur books or Dino Dana toys.
10. The Guns of August: The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Classic About the Outbreak of World War I
Author: by Barbara W. Tuchman
Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all timeThe Proud Tower, the Pulitzer Prizewinning The Guns of August, and The Zimmerman Telegram comprise Barbara W. Tuchman’s classic histories of the First World War eraIn this landmark, Pulitzer Prizewinning account, renowned historian Barbara W.
Tuchman re-creates the first month of World War I: thirty days in the summer of 1914 that determined the course of the conflict, the century, and ultimately our present world. Beginning with the funeral of Edward VII, Tuchman traces each step that led to the inevitable clash.
And inevitable it was, with all sides plotting their war for a generation. Dizzyingly comprehensive and spectacularly portrayed with her famous talent for evoking the characters of the war’s key players, Tuchman’s magnum opus is a classic for the ages.
Praise for The Guns of August A brilliant piece of military history which proves up to the hilt the force of Winston Churchill’s statement that the first month of World War I was a drama never surpassed.’Newsweek More dramatic than fiction …
11. The Book of Extraordinary Facts
Author: by Publications International Ltd.
This gargantuan, 704-page hardcover book is chock-full of that information and more, covering pop culture, nature, technology, food, sports, art, history, religion, crime, and tales of the just plain weird. Prepared to get lost perusing page after page of unusual facts, enthralling stories, and amusing anecdotes because The Book of Extraordinary Facts will keep you busy for hours!
Learn about the strange collaboration between surrealist painter Salvador Dal and comedy icon Harpo Marx. Read about what it was like to live during the London Blitz, and debunk popular urban legends. Get lassoed into facts about fascinating wedding customs around the world, and discover the reason behind one of the deadliest fires in American history.
What Hollywood star used her twin sister as her body double in a film? How do card sharks mark a deck? Where in California can you find the world s oldest living tree?Which U.S. President spent some pre-politics time as a male model?
12. On This Day in History Sh!t Went Down
Author: by James Fell
Sh!T happens.Every day. Mae West was sent to jail for corrupting the morals of youth with her first Broadway play. When participation in the Hitler Youth became mandatory in Germany, groups of teen pirates rebelled. Muhammad Ali refused to drop bombs and bullets on brown people in Vietnam.
A dog sled relay carried life-saving medicine 674 miles through 50 temperatures to rescue children dying from diphtheria. The Dionne Quintuplets were stolen by the Canadian government and displayed like zoo animals for profit. Indian princess Noor Inayat Khan was one of the most successful spies against the Nazis in World War II.
A children’s television show called Caillou tortured parents for more than a decade …Sh! T goes down every single day of the year, year after year. Sometimes it’s a battle that changes the course of history, other times it’s a life-saving medical advancement.
Bravery is counter-balanced with cowardice. There is slavery and there is self-sacrifice. History is replete with deeds both noble and despicable. Some were motivated by greed, others generosity. Many dedicated themselves to the art of killing, while others focused their efforts on curing.
13. Larousse Gastronomique: The World's Greatest Culinary Encyclopedia, Completely Revised and Updated
Author: by Librairie Larousse
Larousse Gastronomique has been the foremost resource of culinary knowledge since its initial publication in 1938. Long revered for its encyclopedic entries on everything from cooking techniques, ingredients, and recipes to equipment, food histories, and culinary biographies, it is the one book every professional chef and avid home cook must have on his or her kitchen shelf.
In fact, Julia Child once wrote, “If I were allowed only one reference book in my library, Larousse Gastronomique would be it, without question.”The culinary landscape has changed dramatically in the last decade, prompting a complete revision of this classic work.
Larousse Gastronomique has now been updated to add the latest advancements that have forever changed the way we cook, including modern technological methods, such as sous-vide cooking and molecular gastronomy. All-new color ingredient-identification photographs give this edition a fresh, elegant look.
And for the first time, Larousse features more than 400 reportage photoscandid images of upscale restaurants from around the worldthat give behind-the-scenes access into the kitchens where the finest food is created. Dozens of new biographies of people who have made significant contributions to the food world debut in this revision, including such luminaries as Ferran Adri, Daniel Boulud, Alice Waters, Gaston Lentre, Thomas Keller, James Beard, and Julia Child.
14. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Elements: The Powers, Uses, and Histories of Every Atom in the Universe
Author: by Lisa Congdon
A gorgeous nonfiction book for kids from bestselling artist and author Lisa Congdon! The Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Elements leads young readers in an exploration of all 118 known elements. From their discoveries to their uses to their special properties, this vibrant book explores all things elements.
A visually stunning tour of the periodic table Complete with profiles of notable scientists, amazing infographics, and more Features an illustrated history of the periodic table’s originsThis artful survey of the elements combines science, history, trivia, humor, and endless fascination for science enthusiasts of every age.
Middle grade readers will delight in this interesting take on the periodic table of elements. Great for science lovers and Lisa Congdon fans alike Resonates year-round as a go-to gift for birthdays and holidays for the science-loving kid Perfect for children ages 10 and up Equal parts educational and entertaining, this makes a great pick for parents and grandparents, as well as librarians, science teachers, and STEM educators.
15. World War I: The Definitive Visual History
Author: by DK
Between 1914 and 1918, a conflict on an epic scale left an indelible mark on the memory of the world World War I. World War I: The Definitive Visual History takes you from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand to the Treaty of Versailles.
Experience some of the most prominent battles, such as the Somme and Verdun, through compelling direct accounts from soldiers who fought as well as civilians who lived through the First World War. Get a close-up view of the impressive weaponry and equipment used throughout the war in photographic galleries and learn more about the key people, including David Lloyd George and Joseph Joffre.
Each chapter begins with a map and visual timeline to set the scene for the events to follow, highlighting when, where, and why things happened and changed history as they did. A final section of the book features commemorations that took place 100 years after the war and memorials around the world built to honor those who died in the conflict.
16. The Complete Encyclopedia of African American History
Author: by Jessie Carney Smith
June 1, 2015
Celebrate the Achievements … The Complete Encyclopedia of African American History chronicles 400 years of African American history. This comprehensive resource explores the past, the progress, and the present of African Americans in four volumes, each building, complementing, and expanding on the previous volume.
Volume 1: 400 Years of Achievement presents four centuries of noteworthy accomplishments through a fascinating mix of biographiesincluding more than 750 influential figureslittle-known or misunderstood historical facts, and enlightening essays on significant legislation and movements. Volume 2: Notable Firsts is an exhilarating listing of the accomplishments of black Americans in the arts, business, education, the military, medicine and science, and sports.
Volume 3: Heroes and Heroines is an eclectic mix of profiles of 150 well-known and lesser-known individuals who have made a lasting and profound impact on our culture. Volume 4: Civil Rights Feats and Facts details the important people, places, and events of the black struggle for freedom.