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Find out how the first farmers lived and worked. Discover the Viking world. Learn about the Arab Spring. Beautiful illustrations, 3-D graphics, clear annotations, and fun facts bring history to life and show how it fits in to the world at large. Whether your child is a visual learner or a geography buff, When on Earth? is perfect for any student of history, giving a guide to our shared past and a birds-eye view of the history of life on Earth.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-05-04
- Reviewer: Staff
This companion to 2013's Where on Earth? takes an atlas-style approach to history, with world maps highlighting the development of written language and other inventions, the rise and fall of nations, technological advances, and more. Divided into sections devoted to the ancient, medieval, and modern worlds, as well as the 20th and 21st centuries (each opens with a time line noting key historical events), the book offers a trivia-filled and highly visual look at the growth of civilization, good and bad alike. In a spread devoted to the slave trade, sections of twined rope, used to trace multiple shipping routes, vary in thickness to correspond to the number of slaves transported between certain nations. Ages 8–12. (Apr.)