Don’t Bother This has to be the worse History of the World in maps available. My very old copy of the Times History of the World, or my Penguin Atlas of World History, even some really old compendiums produced in the 1950s (!) are better. There are huge gaps that almost ignore that the Cold War has been over for more than 20 years (not something you expect with recent publications), yet other important elements in European history are also ignored. In the book’s Medieval section, for instance, there is no…
Excellent value History of the World This History is a clone of the Smithsonian History of the World Map by Map.Same production team, same Foreword by Peter Snow, same printing in Malaysia.The Smithsonian version also includes a 78-page Timeline which is totally engrossing in its own right.Hence the Read-Now pages are almost exactly the same, except for outside covers.The Smithsonian with extra Timeline sells for Â£35.50 (on Amazon) whereas this 78 page shorter version sells for Â£17 (on Amazon today, and on…
Another DK gem A brilliantly clear and original book. Perfect for all students of history, young and old.
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