National Geographic Essential Visual History of World Mythology

Author: National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 142620373X
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Reference

Complemented by more than one thousand full-color illustrations and photographs, a detailed survey of creation stories and myths from around the world ranges from ancient Egyptian dieties to the myths of the pre-Columbian cultures of the Americas and other cultures, accompanied by timelines, informational sidebars, and more. 35,000 first printing.

National Geographic Concise History of the World

Author: Neil Kagan
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 0792283643
Release Date: 2006
Genre: History

A fascinating chronology of world history ranges from the dawn of humankind to the present day, examining important events, milestones, ideas, personalities, and more that occurred simultaneously in different regions of the world, and includes dozens of maps, informational sidebars, artifacts, and coverage of local customs, lifestyles, climate, and other topics. 35,000 first printing.

National Geographic Almanac of World History

Author: Patricia Daniels
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426208904
Release Date: 2011
Genre: History

Presents a reference guide that provides authoritative maps, charts, and chronologies complemented by informative essays covering all the major periods of human history between the time of the Neanderthals and the nuclear age.

1000 Events that Shaped the World

Author: National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426203144
Release Date: 2008
Genre: History

Chronicles the historic events that have changed the world, ranging from the earliest form of life on Earth to the birth of many of today's modern technologies such as e-mail.

National Geographic History Book

Author: Marcus Cowper
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426206795
Release Date: 2011-10
Genre: History

You won't find dusty topics and long-dead heroes and villains in the National Geographic History Book. Turn the pages and you'll find documents, letters, journals, telegrams, posters, and artworks that you can literally pull out and examine. See for yourself, with the primary source materials that history buffs love, what really happened and who really did it. Pull out Shakespeare's will and see how he changed his mind about who got what. Examining a facsimile of the Zouche-Nuttall Codex gives you a sense of the turmoil of pre-Columbian Mexico. Take a look at a steamy love letter written by Napoleon to his wife Josephine. Marvel at the beauty of a wall fresco from first-century Pompeii. Read pages from the Gutenberg Bible, the world's first printed book. Examine a "Wanted" poster for Abraham Lincoln's assassin...and more. Through the pages of this book, you will explore the forces that shaped our world, from the Roman Empire and the Black Death to Hollywood and the World Wide Web. Mozart and Picasso. Genghis Khan and Gandhi. Hitler, Elvis, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Not an encyclopedia or a comprehensive survey, the National Geographic History Book is a storyboard of major characters, key plot point and crucial details in the moving picture of human history. It is a portal through time, a collector's showcase of historical treasures and oddities, and a scrapbook of the human family.

National Geographic Concise History of World Religions

Author: Tim A. Cooke
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426206986
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Religion

Presents a comprehensive guide to religions throughout history, from the origins of spiritual belief to modern organized religions and churches, and discusses how religion has affected and helped shape the history of the world.

Modern History in Pictures

Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781465407764
Release Date: 2012-09-17
Genre: History

The twentieth century saw seismic changes in every country and walk of life, from the collapse of global empires to the horrors of world war, from the rise of mass media to the development of motor transportation, air travel, and the digital revolution. In Modern History in Pictures, all of the most significant happenings of the last century are captured in a unique storyboard style, showing how each event unfolded through a series of contemporary photographs.

Visual Encyclopedia of Earth

Author: Michael Allaby
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426303661
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

A single-volume reference provides the latest research on Earth's fragile ecosystems and climate shift and includes coverage of the world's oceans, landforms, weather, and resources.

The Knowledgebook

Author: David Wallechinsky
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426201249
Release Date: 2007-01
Genre: History

A comprehensive, visual reference, enhanced by two thousand photographs and illustrations, provides information on all major fields of knowledge and includes timelines, sidebars, cross-references, and other useful features.

The Sciencebook

Author: Matthias Delbrück
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426203373
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Reference

Filled with facts representing all major fields of science, a comprehensive, visual reference, enhanced by two thousand photographs and illustrations, is organized into six sections--the universe, planet Earth, biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics--and includes timelines, sidebars, cross-references, and other useful features. 75,000 first printing.