A History of Just About Everything

A History of Just About Everything

180 Events, People and Inventions That Changed the World

Book - 2013
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This fascinating, chronological ?walk through history? offers a unique perspective by providing context and connections ?to show how we are all part of, and linked to, the past, the present and the future.' From the first appearance of humans six million years ago up to the modern day, 180 extensively researched and fact-checked entries describe world-changing events and people through time. The topics covered include scientific discoveries; revolutions (political, industrial and scientific); natural and human-made disasters; important books, plays and art; and the people behind it all. Fully illustrated and written in an engaging, accessible, quick-moving style, the entries capture the essence of what makes each subject noteworthy and why it mattered at the time as well as today. ?Learning about history makes you realize that what happens in one place and time can spill over to another,? the authors write. ?Each event creates a ripple effect. Sometimes we don't know what the ripple will be till years later.' They flesh out this cause-and-effect concept in numerous cross-references to other related entries in the book, and in special ?Ripples? boxes that further explore the future impacts of the event. Besides the table of contents, which can function also as a time line, the book contains a separate at-a-glance time line broken down by subject, a particularly helpful resource for social studies lessons, and an extensive index. This essential, thorough, one-stop history sourcebook is sure to find continuous use in the classroom or library.
Publisher: Toronto : Kids Can Press, c2013
ISBN: 9781554537754
Branch Call Number: J 909 MAC
Characteristics: 123 p. :,col. ill. ;,29 cm
Additional Contributors: Leng, Qin
Wishinsky, Frieda

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Iohyou
Apr 21, 2015

History is amasing

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Momoalshammari
Apr 19, 2015

This book made me like history

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happy123p
Apr 17, 2015

This book taught me a lot about history. I really didn't like history but when I read this book my brain was like OMG! and I was really in joying this book.

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bob123_0
Apr 17, 2015

really funny I like it very much

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angelina18
Apr 16, 2015

This book taught me alot about history. I really thought history was the most boring subject but when I read this book I realized that history isn't just a bunch of old dates. It's actually interesting! Like did you know? The first humans on earth developed in about 6,000,000 BCE. Or did you know? The first Harry Potter book was made in 1997. WOW!

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85PirateJay28
Apr 16, 2015

The History of Just about Everything By: Elizabeth MacLeod and Freida Wishinsky is a great book! The information in it is AWESOME

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Supersaiyanx
Apr 16, 2015

This book told me a lot that I did not know. It was kind of boring!

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banana14_0
Apr 15, 2015

When I first started reading this book it was awesome and when I finished the book it was awesome. But to be honest I was a little bored. It was a good book and packed with information but if it was a tad bit shorter that would have been better.

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Abdullah26
Apr 15, 2015

this book was OK I think the author wrote allot of words but the part i liked was when horses came to humans.

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Allygirl2922
Apr 12, 2015

Very interesting book filled with lots of awesome facts that I didn't know. One thing I would suggest would be making it shorter because I got a little bit bored.

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SPL_Childrens thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 12

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