Smithsonian Timelines of the Ancient World

Smithsonian Timelines of the Ancient World

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Baker & Taylor
Tracks the advance of history from human origins to the Renaissance in all parts of the world simultaneously, through specially designed time charts featuring full-color photographs of fascinating artifacts from a diversity of cultures. 35,000 first printing.

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A big book (8.75x14.5"). Introductions to the chronologically arranged chapters summarize highlights of the era under study and present maps and key dates. The body of each chapter consists of a timeline laid out so that comparisons can be made among the continents in the areas of food and environment, shelter and architecture, technology and innovation, and art and ritual. Color photos of objects (many from the Smithsonian) illustrate about three out of four items of information (ten items to a page), making this a visual work indeed. Certainly this reference has been put together with considerable effort and expertise quantities of information and illustrations, carefully designed and packaged. But the broad, all-inclusive scope and the lack of a thesis or point of view make this team effort seem an exercise in design, rather than a truly interesting reference. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

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& Taylor

Tracks the advance of history from human origins to the Renaissance in all parts of the world simultaneously, through specially designed time charts featuring photographs of artifacts from a diversity of cultures

Publisher: London ; New York : D. Kindersley, 1993
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9781564583055
1564583058
Branch Call Number: 930.0202 Sm69 1993
Characteristics: 256 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 37 cm

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