Reviews for Illustrated Timeline of the History of the World

Library Media Connection Reviews 2012 March/April
Each book chronicles the history with brief articles and a multitude of color pictures. Entries are arranged in chronological order. The tiny font may deter many readers as will the short tidbits of information. With the minimal amount of information these books are offering, students are better off going on the Internet. The books' illustrations are appealing, making these titles a better choice for browsing than research. Bibliography. Table of Contents. Index. Esther Keller, Librarian, JHS 278 Marine Park, Brooklyn, New York. ADDITIONAL SELECTION Copyright 2012 Linworth Publishing, Inc.

School Library Journal Reviews 2011 November

Gr 7 Up--While dates may not be the be-all, end-all of history, they can be important. These books endeavor to provide both a running time line and a context to historical events, ranging from the broad history of the world to the more narrow topics of military, medicine, and the limited time period of World War II. It's hard to imagine students reading these dense books from cover to cover, but as reference sources, they are extremely useful. The concise explanations, paired with what would otherwise be an unwieldy chronology, help situate events in history and geography. Worldwide events, civilizations, and discoveries are given similar weight, making the books an excellent starting point for the less-covered histories of, for example, the ancient Americas or Eastern medicine.

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