DK Children Our World in Pictures The History Book
DK Children Our World in Pictures The History Book

Our World in Pictures The History Book



Publication Date: May 2, 2023

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Ages 9 to 12, Grades 4 to 7

A museum in a book, this collection of treasures from the past brings history to life, from Stone Age tools to skateboards.

From ancient history to modern times, journey through the past with this picture-packed encyclopedia of curiosities.

Explore galleries of intriguing objects from ancient civilizations, bygone eras, and breakthrough moments to understand how the modern world has been influenced by the past. Lift the lid of a mummy case from an ancient Egyptian tomb. Discover the treasures that traveled along the Silk Road from the Far East to Europe. Spot the gadgets on the spacesuit an astronaut wears to travel to the International Space Station. 

There are also big pictures that focus on individual stories in more detail, such as a famous sea battle or the first flight of the Wright Brothers. 

With more than 1,000 extraordinary images of items big and small, kids will love poring over the pages of The History Book. On every page they will glimpse the treasures of the past and learn the stories of those who came before us.

About the Author

Susan Greaney (Stonehenge)

Senior properties historian at English Heritage, Susan is presently the curator of the Stonehenge historic site.

Joann Fletcher (Ancient Egypt)

A leading Egyptologist and honorary visiting professor at the University of York, Professor Joann Fletcher has published numerous books and presented several television and radio programs about ancient Egypt. 

David Stuttard (Acropolis)

Author and lecturer David Stuttard has written several books on the classical world. He lectures widely and translates ancient Greek theatre into English. 

Stephen Kay (Colosseum)

Archaeology Manager at the British School of Rome, Stephen Kay has led archaeology surveys across Italy and the wider Mediterranean area.  

Elizabeth Graham (Chichen Itza)

Elizabeth Graham is professor of Mesoamerican archaeology at University College London. She runs regular workshops about Mayan history and archaeology. 

Shadreck Chirikure (Great Zimbabwe)

Head of the Department of Archaeology at the University of Cape Town, Shadreck Chirikure is an expert on southern African archaeology.

Format: Hardcover

Length: 192 pages

Publisher: DK Children

Publication Date: May 2, 2023

ISBN: 9780744076318

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