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The History of Everywhere: All the Stuff That You Never Knew Happened at the Same Time

By Philip Parker
Illustrated by Liz Kay

Discover history as you've never seen it before – and all the stuff you never knew happened at the same time!

Did you know the woolly mammoths were still around when the Egyptians built their pyramids? Or that Leonardo Da Vinci lived at the same time as Henry VIII and the Aztecs? Welcome to The History of Everywhere, a fascinating guide to all the stuff you never knew happened at the same time! In lively maps, see the whole world of history: from ancient times to the modern day, watch civilizations rise and fall, spot fascinating connections and coincidences, and discover the people and events you never learnt about in school. Prepare for a fascinating journey around the world that will change the way you see history!

  • Colourful maps for different historical periods give an engaging visual guide to world history. An introduction and "key event" for each spread provides a starting point for exploring the era.
  • Maps are interspersed with spreads that focus on significant cultures and events, including Ancient Greece, Romans, the Silk Road, the Aztecs, Edo Japan, Mughal India, American Independence and the World Wars.
  • A timely global approach to history that redresses Western bias to cover incredible people and events from all over the world that are rarely taught in school, alongside familiar curriculum topics.

About the author

Philip Parker is a historian, writer and former diplomat. His previous books include the DK Eyewitness Companion Guide to World History, The Northmen's Fury: A History of the Viking World, and A History of Britain in Maps. He has travelled widely and now lives in London.

About the illustrator

Liz Kay works from her home in Yorkshire. She loves her job and when she's not busy doodling she enjoys outdoor adventures of her own. She is often found hiking and biking around the Yorkshire countryside and playing tennis for her local club. She has previously illustrated Wild Girl for Walker Books.

ISBN: 9781406391213
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: October 6, 2021
Dimensions: 250 x 330mm, 64pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $39.99
New Zealand RRP: $42.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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