The Encyclopaedia Britannica/Getty Images History of the World in Photographs

1850 to the Present

By Encyclopaedia Britannica; Getty Images (Photographer)
(Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Hardcover, 9781579125837, 559pp.)

Publication Date: October 2008

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Description
The history of the world comes to life in a brand-new way in a groundbreaking visual reference from two trusted leaders in the information industry. This stunning guide is a fact-filled and visual journey like no other through the last 150+ years of world history. Its easy-to-follow format pairs informative and engaging text with thousands of revealing historical photos.
A comprehensive chronology from Encyclopaedia Britannica, the worldwide authority in knowledge and education, includes more than 6,000 time line entries organized into the following categories: Science, Medicine, and Technology; Religion, Philosophy, and Education; History and Politics; Business and Commerce; Daily Life and Society; and The Arts. In addition to the timeline, numerous spotlight articles delve deeper into specific subjects.
The thousands of historical photos in the book are drawn from the incomparable collection of Getty Images. The accompanying CD-ROM includes an additional 20,000 images, online access to gettyimages.com provides links to 2 million additional photos, and clicking on Britannica.com gives 20 million more historical facts.
Without question, "The Encyclopaedia Britannica/Getty Images History of the World in Photographs" is a newsworthy leap forward in its use of technology to organize and present history in all its vivid detail. It's sure to be this year's gift of choice for dads, grads, and history buffs everywhere.
Recommended system for the CD-ROM: PC running Windows-XP or Windows Vista, or Macintosh running Safari 3. A CD-ROM or compatible optical drive is required. Most features of the software are available to Macintosh users, though not all.
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