Follow the fascinating threads of human history in this monumental volume, amply illustrated with maps, archival imagery, and revealing photographs. History comes to life in this comprehensive overview of humankind, from earliest times to the present day. Each page is filled with stunning visuals and thought-provoking text that make this book an instant classic. From the Babylonian Empire to the Persian Gulf War, from the Xia and Shang Dynasties of Bronze Age China to the new space race, from Egyptian hieroglyphics to the digital age—here, in vivid color and crisp narrative, is the sweeping story of the history of civilization. Every chapter includes:
Salient quotations from the time
Fascinating sidebar stories
Photographs of artifacts & landscapes
Art works depicting dramatic scenes
Visually driven, rich and far-reaching yet friendly and browsable, with iconic National Geographic maps, illustrations, and images enhancing the pages, this new book is a history-lover’s dream. You can complete your collection of recent National Geographic history books with National Geographic History at a Glance and More Bad Days in History by Michael Farquhar -- and you will treasure earlier National Geographic titles by this author, including The Biblical World,In the Footsteps of Jesus, and Archaeology of the Bible.
About the Author
Jean-Pierre Isbouts is a scholar of humanities and history and a professor at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, California. He has published widely on the origins of human civilization, including two bestsellers: The Biblical World and In the Footsteps of Jesus, both published by National Geographic. He is an occasional blogger at medium.com/@jpisbouts. An award-winning filmmaker, Dr. Isbouts has also produced TV programs including The Search for the Last Supper (PBS, 2019). Born in the Netherlands, he lives in Santa Monica, California. Website: jpisbouts.org.