From breathtaking mountains to towering skyscrapers, this book collects some of the world's most stunning wonders in an informative and illuminating guide. Engaging text tells each landmark's history alongside fun facts and beautiful illustrations. A refreshing change from traditional geography books, Wonders of the World is packed with knowledge and inspiring imagery from all corners of the world.
Covering the most significant moments in the history of the world, from prehistory right up to the present day, this fascinating reference guide offers a diverse range of information from all regions of the world. From the earliest peoples - through the rise and fall of some of the greatest empires, internal conflicts and world wars, religion and customs - to the great technological achievements of modern times, World History is the essential guide to all the key events, peoples, and cultures that have helped to shape the world we live in today. (by BookCloseOut)
This comprehensive illustrated overview of world history provides an extensive background on world events, cultural and military milestones, and rise of civilisation as we know it. Informative text comes to life with full-colour photography and illustrations in this well-researched guide, perfect for those interested in history and culture and is sure to be a treasured addition to any reference library. (by Parragon Books)
For over 50 years Giles documented and satirised the most momentous events in British and world history: wars, moonlandings, sporting achievements, strikes, elections, fashion trends and entertainment, they've all been subject to his wit and artistry. Now, in this special collection, you can follow the exploits of Giles' most beloved characters such as granny, the tearaway kids and Chalky during these times, and relive some of the greatest news stories from the 20th century, decade by decade, cartoon by cartoon. As a special feature, the introduction focuses on some of the famous people who have contributed forewords to his compilations over the years, including the likes of Frank Sinatra, Prince Charles, Sir John Betjeman and many more leading politicians, comedians, actors and celebrities. Guaranteed to delight his many thousands of fans, "The History of the World According to Giles" takes you on a funny and fascinating journey through the remarkable events that shaped the final 50 years of the last century.