Meet the movers and shakers of the last millennium in this comprehensive and detailed look at the famous and the notorious, along with their achievements, and their legacies.
Organized by theme—explorers, inventors, leaders, artists, athletes, musicians, politicians, scientists, writers, and reformers—each section is arranged chronologically by birth date. From Pedro Alvares Cabral to Charlie Chaplin, the fact-filled entries illuminate the life and accomplishments of key figures who helped to shape the last 1000 years, while in-depth features cover the most significant history-makers.
Offering unique insight into the lives of the great and famous, and occasionally infamous, this is a superb reference for all the family.
• Packed with wonderful illustrations, and photographs
• Special in-depth features about key history-makers
• Brief biographies of key figures appear at the foot of every spread
• Comprehensive index
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Clive Gifford is an award-winning author of more than fifty books on the subjects of sports and soccer. His previous titles for Kingfisher include The Kingfisher Soccer Encyclopedia, Soccer Skills, Summer Olympics, and Soccer.From School Library Journal:
Grade 4 Up-A thousand years and well over a thousand people are included in this volume. It is organized into 10 thematic chapters, such as world leaders, explorers, scientists, writers and reformers, musicians and dancers, movers and shakers, and sports stars. Within each section, the biographical sketches are organized chronologically by date of birth, which makes the progression quite logical. The emphasis is overwhelmingly Western, focusing almost exclusively on European and American individuals; however, the book does include many lesser-known figures of historical note, especially in the areas of science, invention, and exploration. The majority of the profiles are under 100 words in length, highlighting the person's contribution to world history. The design is excellent, with lots of useful full-color illustrations and archival photos; the volume is strengthened by a simple and comprehensive index. Overall, this is a good, solid addition that would make a handy ready-reference source. The range in coverage is interesting-from Mahatma Gandhi to Timothy McVeigh-and the presentation and writing are well done.
Laura Reed, Pickering Public Library, Ontario, Canada
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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