The New Penguin Atlas of Ancient History

Author: Colin McEvedy

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 9780140513486

Category: History

Page: 128

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Traces the migrations and evolution of the races as well as the development of civilizations from prehistoric times to the fourth century A.D.
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The New Penguin Atlas of Recent History

Europe Since 1815

Author: Colin McEvedy

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 112

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This bestselling atlas is an ideal introduction to the major events and developments in Europe from 1815 to 2000. It now includes more than fifty completely new and updated color maps complemented by accessible, concise text. This revised edition also includes a new section covering 1980 to the dawn of the twenty-first century, with information on a wide range of issues, from population growth to the conflict in the former Yugoslavia.
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The Penguin Atlas of African History

Author: Colin McEvedy

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 9780140513219

Category: History

Page: 144

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This invaluable reference work provides an account of the development of African society from 175 million years ago, through the first appearance of humans to the complex polity of the twentieth century. Colin McEvedy tracks the development of modern man, the differentiation and spread of languages, the first crossings of the Sahara, the exploration of the Niger, and the search for the 'fountains of the Nile'. Gold and ivory lure traders from far away; Christendom and Islam compete for African attention. Names from the distant past become nation-states with aspirations appropriate to the modern world. With sixty maps and a clear, concise text, this synthesis is especially useful to African studies and history teachers, but is also a fascinating guide for the general reader.
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The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Egypt

Author: Bill Manley,Jean Cox,Barry Haslam

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: 9780140513318

Category: Reference

Page: 144

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Provides maps and information on Ancient Egypt, including the history of Tutankhamun, the age of Greek domination, and the ultimate collapse of the empire
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Cities of the Classical World

An Atlas and Gazetteer of 120 Centres of Ancient Civilization

Author: Colin McEvedy

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141967633

Category: History

Page: 300

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From Alexandria to York, this unique illustrated guide allows us to see the great centres of classical civilization afresh. The key feature of Cities of the Classical World is 120 specially drawn maps tracing each city's thoroughfares and defences, monuments and places of worship. Every map is to the same scale, allowing readers for the first time to appreciate visually the relative sizes of Babylon and Paris, London and Constantinople. There is also a clear, incisive commentary on each city's development, strategic importance, rulers and ordinary inhabitants. This compelling and elegant atlas opens a new window on to the ancient world, and will transform the way we see it.
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Atlas of Travel and Tourism Development

Author: Myra Shackley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136427821

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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From travel in the ancient and classical world to the growth of underwater tourism in the Great Barrier Reef and the influence of the Gulf War on regional tourism, the Atlas of Travel and Tourism Development is a new departure from conventional texts, providing a unique overview of the growth of the tourism industry. Divided into three sections, the text looks first at the past, examining the influence of global geography on travel patterns, and provides an overview of the history of travel and tourism. It then moves onto the present, using a regional framework to demonstrate how the physical and historical geography of each area is related to tourism development. The final section provides a forecast of future trends for the next two decades.
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Contours of the World Economy 1-2030 AD

Essays in Macro-Economic History

Author: Angus Maddison

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191647586

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 436

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This book seeks to identify the forces which explain how and why some parts of the world have grown rich and others have lagged behind. Encompassing 2000 years of history, part 1 begins with the Roman Empire and explores the key factors that have influenced economic development in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe. Part 2 covers the development of macroeconomic tools of analysis from the 17th century to the present. Part 3 looks to the future and considers what the shape of the world economy might be in 2030. Combining both the close quantitative analysis for which Professor Maddison is famous with a more qualitative approach that takes into account the complexity of the forces at work, this book provides students and all interested readers with a totally fascinating overview of world economic history. Professor Maddison has the unique ability to synthesise vast amounts of information into a clear narrative flow that entertains as well as informs, making this text an invaluable resource for all students and scholars, and anyone interested in trying to understand why some parts of the World are so much richer than others.
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Egypt, Greece and Rome: Civilizations of the Ancient Mediterranean

Author: Charles Freeman

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191500259

Category: History

Page: 736

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Egypt, Greece and Rome is regarded as one of the best general histories of the ancient world. It is written for the general reader and the student coming to the subject for the first time and provides a reliable and highly accessible point of entry to the period. The volume begins with the early civilizations of Sumer (modern Iraq) and continues through to the Islamic invasions and the birth of modern Europe after the collapse of the western Roman empire. The book ranges beyond political history to cover philosophy, art and literature. A wide range of maps, illustrations and photographs complements the text. The second edition incorporates new chapters on the ancient Mediterranean and the Ancient Near East, as well as extended coverage of Egypt.
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