Publisher description for Atlas of modern world history / editorial advisers Haydn Middleton, Derek Heater.
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This exciting new reference for children deals with the most significant events of the last 100 years, presenting them in a bold, colorful way that will captivate young readers.
From the emergence of the European nations and the colonization of the world in the late 19th century to the conflict of Afganistan and the Gulf War in the 1990s, readers will see how events affected the world geographically through a series of highly detailed yet clear and understandable maps.
Each map clearly shows how boundaries, nations, and political factions changed throughout history. In addition, the carefully selected photographs and cartoons from each period work with the readable, accurate text to show how events changed the lives of ordinary citizens.
In easy-to-understand double page "units," each world region is covered in five time periods: pre-1917, World War I, the inter-war period, World War II, and post 1945 through 1991. With the accuracy and detail you expect from Oxford the Atlas features:
* Colorful, clear, accurate cartography
* Standard "base" maps used throughout which make it easy
to see how empires and borders changed over time
* Easy-to-use cross-referencing system allowing
comparison across time periods
* Maps supported by concise and readable text
* Stimulating graphics which provide statistical
background for the maps and text
* Cartoons and photographs taken from each period
which bring history into human focus
The Atlas of Modern World History is a valuable resource for the student of modern world history, and an entertaining and informative reference for both family and school.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
History, Modern -- 20th century -- Maps.
Historical geography -- Maps.