General History Illustrated
The History of Ancient Egypt explores the lives of the pharaohs and other historical figures, but also looks in detail at the daily lives of ordinary people—scribes, priests, and villagers—who maintained the machinery of the state.
The Greek civilisation was the foundation upon which European society was built. The original ‘Classical’ world, its letters alpha and beta gave us our alphabet. Ancient Athens was the site of the first democracy.
The History of the World records significant world events, presented as chronologically listed entries, running across the base of each spread. Subjects covered are wars, scientific discoveries, art and architecture, births and deaths of famous people, and other major milestones.
The History of Aviation chronicles the evolution of aircraft of all types – private aircraft, airliners, helicopters, fighters, bombers and dirigibles. Just over a century ago, the Wright Brothers set in train a sequence of events that changed the world.
The History of Architecture pieces together humankind’s building prowess from 10,000 BCE, when humans began creating basic shelters from twigs and leaves, through to the wondrous feats of today, visible in futuristic skyscrapers and towers of concrete, steel and glass.