I was looking forward to adding another National Geographic book to my collection and happy to report History at a Glance didn’t disappoint!
Three words: Beautiful. Educational. Historical.
As a big fan of historical fiction, it’s been a goal of mine to refresh my middle school history knowledge and continue to learn since there’s so much to learn. This is perfect because it can be as bite size or in-depth as I’d like it to be.
The format of the book is easy to read, almost like you’re skimming the important facts without all the details.
Usually when I settle down for the evening I’ll throw something on the TV and Google search my way through Wikipedia on whatever struck my curiosity from the show or movie. Anyone else guilty of this?
About History at a Glance
• Hardcover: 416 pages
• Publisher: National Geographic; Illustrated edition (November 12, 2019)
Beautifully illustrated, this penetrating book offers a sweeping view of humanity from prehistory to the modern day, presented in a unique time-line format.
Sweeping but succinct, this comprehensive reference presents all of world history in a browsable format featuring more than three dozen maps, along with hundreds of photographs and illustrations. From the dawn of humankind to today’s global complexities, this book provides a compelling reminder that history is unfolding all around us.
The epic story of humanity on all seven continents is explored through a unique design that combines concise essays with expansive time lines that invite deeper reading on milestone moments, explained within the broader context of the era. The final chapter highlights such recent events as SpaceX’s heavy rocket launch, the restoration of U.S./Cuba relations, and the historical trends that were the precursors to the state of our world today.
Informative and richly illustrated, this authoritative take on world history will be a compelling reference you’ll turn to again and again.