World History from Ancient to Modern Times

Sam Taplin, Jane Bingham and Fiona Chandler

Age: 8+


World History from Ancient to Modern Times

By: Sam Taplin, Jane Bingham, Fiona Chandler

Illustrated by Various

Age 8+


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This newly updated Usborne encyclopedia takes readers on a tour of world history, from ancient times to the start of the 21st century. Ancient Egypt, the Aztec Empire, Medieval Europe, the First World War and many more fascinating subjects. "12,000 Years of World History" includes an illustrated time chart, more than 100 maps, fabulous illustrations and photos, and links to more than 800 Usborne-recommended websites and more.
320 pages
7.4 x 9.4in
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Publication Date:
January 2013
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Sam Taplin
Sam Taplin grew up in a beautiful valley in Yorkshire, where he dreamed of being a writer, and after three years reading other people's books at university he started writing his own for Usborne. He's been doing it ever since. When he's not writing about lonely rabbits or inquisitive bears, he likes doing card tricks, writing songs and playing long games of chess by the fire.

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Jane Bingham
Jane studied English at Exeter and Art History at York. She has worked on various Usborne dictionaries, encyclopaedias and learning books, and her edition of the Usborne Illustrated Dictionary was awarded a prize for a significant contribution to children's literacy. She has two sons and three stepsons who are now scattered across the globe. She gets a huge thrill from seeing her books on sale when she travels to the USA and Australia.

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Fiona Chandler
Fiona Chandler (1965 - 2008) was a Senior Editor and writer at Usborne Publishing who studied French and German at Cambridge University and worked as a teacher before joining the company in 1995. She worked on a wide range of titles including history encyclopedias, books for learning languages, Young Reading and parenting guides.

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