A spectacular journey through history

The history book to define all others.

Monumental and comprehensive, this richly illustrated history of the world sweeps from the dawn of civilization to the 21st century with broad scope and dazzling brilliance. An essential reference, National Geographic Visual History of the World brings social, cultural and military history together in one indispensable volume that is a must-have for families, historians, and serious scholars alike. 

Over 4,000 illustrations depict subjects, a timeline at the bottom of every page highlights the most important events, names and dates of the era, and colour-coded cross-referencing helps point readers to other applicable sections. A Visual History of the World is an indispensable, impressive and extravagantly illustrated reference of social, cultural and military history in one volume. It is a must-have for all families, armchair historians and serious scholars alike. 


265 x 210 mm, 10.4 x 8.3 inch
656 pp
ca. 4,000 illustrations
Published 2005
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