History of the World Map by Map

August 11, 2019 - Comment

More than 140 detailed maps tell the story of pivotal episodes in world history, from the first human migrations out of Africa to the space race. Custom regional and global maps present the history of the world in action, charting how events traced patterns on land and ocean–patterns of exploration, discovery, or conquest that created

More than 140 detailed maps tell the story of pivotal episodes in world history, from the first human migrations out of Africa to the space race.

Custom regional and global maps present the history of the world in action, charting how events traced patterns on land and ocean–patterns of exploration, discovery, or conquest that created empires, colonies, or theaters of war. Thoughtful organization of information will help you follow the story of civilizations through ancient, medieval, and modern times.

But not every page is full of maps. At key points in History of the World Map by Map, broad, sweeping introductions provide a chance to step back and look at entire periods, such as World War II, or to explore overarching themes, such as the Industrial Revolution. Picture spreads, meanwhile, focus on epoch-defining moments or developments, such as fascism and communism, and the invention of printing.

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Anonymous says:

No scales, no north points, no identification of latitude and longitude. Not good. The book is beautiful, full of information and is a pleasure to look at.However a book of maps should include for each map a north point if it makes sense, a scale, even an approximate one, and identification of the lines of latitude and longitude, 30 degrees, 50 degrees, whatever it is.That none of the maps in this book provide such basic information is a disgrace to cartography.

Anonymous says:

Every home library and every history buff needs this book. I just received this book and have only had time to thumb through it, but I am so impressed with the structure, illustrations, robust information, and beauty of this book. The value far exceeds what the cost would imply. I know I will spend hours with this book and think it is a valuable nucleus to my home library, which weighs heavily towards history. It is just incredible!

Anonymous says:

A superficial review Personal backstory:-I just purchased this for my homeschooling brother. I haven’t, and likely won’t read it, as I’m not a history person myself, but it is my brother’s favorite subject. And of course, when you see the word “Smithsonian”, you expect high quality and educational value. And maybe even information you can’t find anywhere else.Pros:-I decided to write a review anyway, because the proportions and design alone, makes it worth the money. The…

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