Insightful Balanced.thoughtp provoking Very enjoyable read throughout.recommed as a simple primer for those who like to dip into history IP ntppibg Discover the key themes and big ideas behind thanof the worlds most important historical events from the dawn of civilization to the st centuryFrom the origins of Homo sapiens to the Space Race, and from the French Revolution to the Digital Revolution, this instalment in the successful Big Ideas series offers an essential exploration of the human timeline up to and including the rise of modern Islam, the world wide web, and the global financial crisisMaking big historical ideas accessible and easy to understand, with quirky graphics and memorable quotes, The History Book is perfect for students, adults, or anyone who wants to travel back in time and understand the fascinating past of mankind Fantastic book, very accessible and great bite sized descriptions of key events throughout history I am no history expert and this book helps really helps me to get my facts in order Great book Lots to keep your interest. The quality of the book and information is spot on, but it s a bit cluttered to be a straight read, a reference book.Thus the three stars, as I was looking for something that I could just read with a bit of a narrative. Bought as a gift and happy with it Ich habe vor langer Zeit mal Geschichte studiert und kenne mich daher in der Thematik sicher gut aus, trotzdem habe ich mit diesem tollen Buch einiges dazu gelernt Vor allem ist das History Book hervorragend, um sich einen berblick von der Fr hgeschichte bis zur Neuzeit zu verschaffen Zusammenh nge werden deutlich und man wird angeregt, sich mit einzelnen historischen Epochen n her zu besch ftigen.Das Buch stammt aus einem Verlag, der bekannt ist f r seine reich illustrierten Reisef hrer ist Und genau das ist auch dieses Buch, ein Reisef hrer durch die Geschichte Sehr fl ssig geschrieben, mit Fotos, Illustrationen und Zitaten aufgelockert Gerade f r Menschen, die sich erstmals mit der Historie befassen willen, ideal.F r deutsche Leser mit Schulenglisch Kenntnissen ist das Buch sehr gut verst ndlich und gut geeignet, um die Sprachkenntnisse wieder zu ben.Wegen der farbigen Fotos und der gro formatigen Illustrationen ist das Buch am besten auf einem Tablet mit der Kindle App zu lesen.Und f r den Preis ist das Buch ein echtes Schn ppchen. The publisher DK has earned my trust over many purchases from children s educational books to cookery etc and this book is another extremely well laid out, highly informative yet user friendly book As a quality introduction overview of history it is excellent As with any book on such a broad topic the secret is in the editing and this book offers a good summary of main historic events without becoming bogged down in excessive detail As an introduction to history or a basic grounding in how we got to where we are I highly recommend it I bought it for myself to fill some gaps in my now rusty knowledge of history and I m thoroughly enjoying it it s so well formatted into Ite sized chapters that enjoyment is easy I m middle aged but it s be similarly approachable and engaging for younger readers from about 11yrs up My two teenage sons have commented favourably about it too. Thrilled with this Needed something for ten year old to catch up on the last few hundred years of history in a nutshell, and this is just the thing.Each double page spread is an important world event, with a quick bulletpoint list of the events that influenced it, some images, quotes and summaries It endeavours to present both sides, where this is relevant, and is both highly informative but breaks the information down, having one central essay interspersed with boxes of supplementary information.It doesn t just cover the same 5 topics that schools focus on There s a number of fascinating entries from Asia, Africa and from the US, areas often neglected in the school curriculum.Perfect for dipping in and out of, and an excellent reference guide for homework Beautifully presented, too.