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The Desk Encyclopedia Of World History Edmund Wright

The Desk Encyclopedia Of World History

Edmund Wright

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ISBN : 9780739483886
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712 pages
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This wide-ranging and informative encyclopedia contains entries on all aspects of history. Coverage includes biographies of key figures in world history, separate entries for every country in the world (summarizing key historical events), and subjectMoreThis wide-ranging and informative encyclopedia contains entries on all aspects of history. Coverage includes biographies of key figures in world history, separate entries for every country in the world (summarizing key historical events), and subject entries on religious and political movements, international organizations, and important battles and places.Ranging from prehistory right up to the present day, the encyclopedia is broad in scope, yet provides detailed coverage of key topics. Entries on recent history include biographies for key figures such as George W. Bush, Tony Blair, and Pope Benedict XVI, and coverage of recent major events and their after-effects, such as the Orange Revolution and the 2004 tsunami.Encyclopedic in scope and concise in style, this easy-to-use guide provides an excellent overview of world history, both for students and for the general reader.