This impressive publishing landmark traces the history of the world from the beginning of the pyramids to the war on terrorism. Vibrant prose bring to life each epoch in this majestic account of the story of mankind. With nearly one million words, this book is the ultimate resource for historians, teacher and students alike. It is a rare book that speaks so artfully to such a wide range of topics including the history of art, politics, religion, philosophy, science, technology and literature. Divided both chronologically and geographically, History of the World is a compelling reference guide filled with more than vivid illustrations and over 60 maps.