A reduced format edition of this comprehensive encyclopedia, tracing the extraordinary history of our world from the Big Bang to the Twenty-First century. Includes all the major civilizations, rulers and events in world history, and paints a vivid picture of everyday life over thousands of years.
Readers can immerse themselves in history via the 200+ recommended websites, from fighting The Battle of Waterloo or strolling the Great Wall of China. A selection of useful maps and pictures from the book are available to download free from the Usborne website, making this a valuable resource tool that is guaranteed to add an extra dimension to school work.
The first ever Internet-linked children's history of the world brings the past to life. A superb reference book in its own right, bang up to date and richly illustrated, it colourfully depicts key historical figures and the battles, revolutions, inventions and discoveries that have shaped today's world. An exciting homework resource, this comprehensive encyclopedia provides the information readers need, and unlocks the Internet's treasure chest of knowledge.
Outstanding features include
---Comprehensive introduction to world history from prehistoric times to the end of the twentieth century.
---Clear descriptions of historical events with fabulous illustrations, reconstructions, maps, charts and photos.
---12,000-year illustrated time chart, glossary and extensive index.
---Over 700 internet links to regularly reviewed websites with homework help, virtual tours, reconstructions, games and quizzes.