"This illustrated history of the world tells the story of human civilization, from the stone age to modern geopolitics and beyond.
Using incredible images and and expert knowledge, World History examines the key events, cultures, and leaders that have shaped our world. Topics include ancient Egypt, the Romans, the Vikings, the Renaissance, Industrial Revolution, World War I and II, the Cold War... and everything in between!
Also featured is the most up-to-date coverage of global history up to and including the Arab Spring, the rise of ISIS, Russia and Ukraine, and much more.
World History shows and explains historic moments and movements from across the globe using contemporary photography, iconic maps, and stunning paintings.
Follow humanity's journey and discover all the key thinkers, leaders, ideas, and inventions that shaped the world we live in today.
Philip Parker is the author of The Empire Stops Here: A Journey along the Frontiers of the Roman World (2009) and was a contributor to DK's Battle (2006). As a publisher he ran the Times books list, including works on Ancient Civilizations and The Times History of the World. He lives in London.