The ultimate small-format single-volume illustrated history of the world.
The 5th edition of The Times Compact History of the World is a fully-updated, authoritative, detailed and visually-exciting guide to the world - past and present.
From the emergence of the first modern humans to recent acts of terrorism, technological breakthroughs, and global issues of the environment and economy, The Times Compact History of the World covers the whole spectrum of human development through an integrated approach of concise yet accessible text, lavish and informative mapping, stunning illustrations, and evocative photographs.
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Geoffrey Parker is Andreas Dorpalen Professor of History at the Ohio State University. He was born in Nottingham in 1943, and has also taught at St Andrews University, the University of Illinois and at Yale.
He has published widely on the social, political and military history of early modern Europe. His books include The Military Revolution (1988); The Army of Flanders and the Spanish Road (1567-1659); Philip II (1978); The Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare (1995); and The Grand Strategy of Philip II) 1998 which won the Samuel Eliot Morison Prize from the Society of Military History.
In 1984 Professor Parker became a Fellow of the British Academy, and in 1992 the King of Spain made him a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Isabella the Catholic in recognition of his work on Spanish history.
With its striking combination of vivid colour maps and lucid, expert texts, The Times Compact History of the World is a publishing classic. It is a vital work of reference and a fascinating companion for all those who seek to understand the past. This new edition includes pictures for the first time to create a truly essential visual guide to history. Its larger format includes fully updated coverage of the last years of the 29th century and new spreads on east Asia, the world economy and the global environment.
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Book Description Times Books, 2008. Book Condition: Good. N/A. Ships from the UK. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP92226974