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The 2021 Kingfisher high quality History Encyclopedia (Kingfisher Encyclopedias) outlet online sale

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Kingfisher''s encyclopedias are award-winning, information-packed reference books for all the family. The new, updated editions are beautiful versions of these trusted favorites--perfect for gifts and reference alike. If you want one history encyclopedia, this is it!

History leaps from the page in this completely revised and updated edition of the critically acclaimed Kingfisher History Encyclopedia by the editors at Kingfisher. From man''s earliest history right through to the technological and social revolutions of the current day, this trusted reference provides a one-stop source for research, and is the perfect companion to any study of world history. The encyclopedia is organized chronologically and then thematically within each time period. A timeline runs across the top of each page for context. Each section includes biographies of important people and key features on the art, architecture, and technology of the period. No more hunting and pecking all over the internet for incomplete or un-vetted information. With 3,500 indexed references and more than 2,000 full-color illustrations, photographs, and source materials, as well as research-friendly back matter and index, this encyclopedia provides a beautiful, authoritative reference that is essential for any home, school, or library.

From School Library Journal

Gr 5 Up-Concise and intriguing, these entries are arranged in chronological sections ("The Middle Ages, 1101-1460," "The World at War, 1914-1949") that open with an overview of the period and present approximately 25 chapter spreads each on various events and figures of the era. The material covers from the ancient world to today and includes snippets on the success of Alexander the Great, the Viking longships design that was created to ward off evil, Florence Nightingale''s response to serving in the Crimean War, the birth of the United States, the Cold War, and space exploration. Each chapter features a box listing key dates and pages are capped by a time line that will keep readers in tune with the progress of change. The numerous color illustrations per page include captioned maps and photographs or (on the pages covering earlier times) illustrations of places, artifacts, events, and people. Each section concludes with a deeper look at the arts, architecture, and science and technology of the time. With an engaging writing style and colorful and informative images, this book will have a general appeal that will extend beyond report usage.--Beth McGuire, Hempfield Area School District, Greensburg, PA α(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

From Booklist

This edition of The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia features minor updates to the 2004 revision. The text begins with an introduction and an explanation of what is history. The content is arranged chronologically in 10 sections, from The Ancient World (40,000–500 BC) to The Modern World (1950–Present Day), and then thematically within each of the time periods. Each section starts with an At a Glance entry, offering a brief overview of the time period via a global map and boxed areas highlighting key events on the various continents. Succeeding entries appear on a single or double-page spread. All of the sections, except for The Modern World, conclude with entries on The Arts, Architecture, and Science and Technology. (The Modern World section concludes with an entry on the War on Terror.) A time line indicating the appropriate time period runs along the top of each page spread and will be helpful for students in tracking places and events. Many entries feature boxed areas highlighting key dates. This text offers a global perspective. Shoguns and Samurai; Venice; Aztecs and Incas; and The Khmer Empire are some of the subjects covered in the section on the Middle Ages. The visually appealing layout includes color images, such as photographs and maps, on every page and features annotations that offer detailed information. The updates in this edition include mention of the execution of Saddam Hussein and the killing of Osama Bin Laden as well as the inclusion of terrorist attacks occurring since the previous edition. The book concludes with an index, acknowledgments, and a “Ready Reference” section, which offers listings of various dynasties, rulers, and popes, followed by a chronological listing of major wars and a brief list of Internet links for further research. This updated edition would be useful as a homework support for school and public libraries, especially those that own the previous edition. In addition, its appealing and colorful layout and accessible information will lend it to casual browsing by students and adults. Grades 5-12. --Maren Ostergard

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“This revised and updated edition is packed with facts, illustrations, photos, and concise articles spanning the beginning of time to the present day. Organized chronologically then broken down thematically, each unit includes incredible photos and illustrations, a running timeline across the top of the page, key dates, biographies, and features on art, architecture and technology. Offering a great overview of history, its general appeal to readers of all ages will make this volume a wonderful asset to any library.” ―Library Media Connection

“This updated edition would be useful as a homework support for school and public libraries, especially those that own the previous edition. In addition, its appealing and colorful layout and accessible information will lend it to casual browsing by students and adults.” ―Booklist

“Concise and intriguing. ...With en engaging writing style and colorful and informative images, this book will have a general appeal that will extend beyond report usage.” ―School Library Journal

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Kingfisher is an award-winning publisher of non-fiction and fiction for children of all ages. Known around the world for its informative and engaging reference and early learning books, Kingfisher also receives widespread acclaim for its classic anthologies for five- to fourteen-year-olds and original picture books for very young children.

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Shelly122812
4.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Contains lots of information, but... “colored?”
Reviewed in the United States on March 30, 2021
This encyclopedia is very nice and is very useful for homeschooling, however, I was torn as to whether to keep it. I haven’t gone through the whole book, but just flipped through the book. While flipping through it, under the section “Civil Rights 1950 - Present” (p. 447),... See more
This encyclopedia is very nice and is very useful for homeschooling, however, I was torn as to whether to keep it. I haven’t gone through the whole book, but just flipped through the book. While flipping through it, under the section “Civil Rights 1950 - Present” (p. 447), “In the South African city of Johannesburg in the 1980s, many black and colored people were moved into slums and shantytown...” Now, I don’t know enough about South Africa to know if “colored” is an acceptable term there, but given how many white people I and other people have encountered or heard about lately, who have used “colored” to refer to black people in the United States, I would like it to be known for anyone in doubt that “colored” is not an acceptable term to use for black nor any other non-white people within the United States, at least. Please do let your children know this, before they brandish this term around, as many are doing nowadays. “People of color,” is the appropriate description to use and yes, there is a difference between POC and “colored.” “Colored,” was a derogatory term used during segregation to refer to black people specifically. POC refers to non-white people, specifically non-Asian minorities, and also uses “people first” language(e.g., people with disabilities vs disabled person). Anyway, I gave the authors the benefit of the doubt that “colored” might not be as offensive in South Africa (still need to do more research), and kept it. But for y’all from American, strike that word from your vocabulary, permanently.
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Monica
3.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
The book information and photos are amazing, but the binding fell off within 6 months :(
Reviewed in the United States on March 9, 2020
The actual information and the photos are wonderful. My kids love this book. The cover fell right off though within a couple months of having it. It seems to be only glued on with one little glue line as far as I can tell? I would give the book five stars except... See more
The actual information and the photos are wonderful. My kids love this book. The cover fell right off though within a couple months of having it. It seems to be only glued on with one little glue line as far as I can tell?

I would give the book five stars except for the cover issues. So disappointed.
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Mark
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The hard cover has come off
Reviewed in the United States on November 24, 2019
The book is well written with lots of illustrations, but sadly the book is defective, the hard cover has come off. I asked for a replacement, and it arrived in just three days, but it has the same problem. Maybe these batch of books are all broken. I feel sorry having to... See more
The book is well written with lots of illustrations, but sadly the book is defective, the hard cover has come off. I asked for a replacement, and it arrived in just three days, but it has the same problem. Maybe these batch of books are all broken. I feel sorry having to return the product repeatedly, since the delivery cost must be greater than the book itself (Amazon pays for the return), but I can''t accept a book that''s not in good condition.
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April
1.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Defective Spine (inside hinges)
Reviewed in the United States on May 14, 2021
The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia is a 4.5 star encyclopedia with a 1 star spine. The first book and its replacement literally popped, like the sound of a balloon, when I opened them for the first time. I am planning on using this encyclopedia for a several years and... See more
The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia is a 4.5 star encyclopedia with a 1 star spine.
The first book and its replacement literally popped, like the sound of a balloon, when I opened them for the first time. I am planning on using this encyclopedia for a several years and I don’t expect it to hold up. Please see the pictures I’ve attached.
I think it’s a waste of resources to keep sending the encyclopedia back and forth in the hopes the next one isn’t defective.
However, I’m going to leave this review at one star to let others know about the defective spine/hinges.
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Netty Nette
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
The illustrations are excellent, appropriate
Reviewed in the United States on January 2, 2015
Definitely an encyclopedia rather than a textbook. Each page has a timeline at the top so as you skip around the book, you can keep track of what century you are reading about. The illustrations are excellent, appropriate, and there are plenty of them on each page to keep... See more
Definitely an encyclopedia rather than a textbook. Each page has a timeline at the top so as you skip around the book, you can keep track of what century you are reading about. The illustrations are excellent, appropriate, and there are plenty of them on each page to keep the book interesting to read as well as flip through. It''s written on a 3rd grade reading level, but comprehension is more like 6th grade and up. As a homeschool mom, I love this as a resource in our library of books.
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R Berning
3.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Great book but arrived in used condition
Reviewed in the United States on July 12, 2019
I love Kingfisher book! They are a must when homeschooling. Although I was disappointed in the quality of the one I received. The book cover was ripped, the book spine on the inside has a rip. The book cover appears to be printed in an odd angle so that it doesn''t match up... See more
I love Kingfisher book! They are a must when homeschooling. Although I was disappointed in the quality of the one I received. The book cover was ripped, the book spine on the inside has a rip. The book cover appears to be printed in an odd angle so that it doesn''t match up to the spine of the book when on the shelf. Honestly the condition of the copy I received was not worth the price I paid for a new copy.
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SGG
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Helpful Information, readerly, maps could be much better; you still need an atlas
Reviewed in the United States on July 5, 2018
This is an early review. So far, it looks like the information is great. Well presented, well ordered thematically. Not boring typical encyclopedic. However, the maps are tiny and I was hoping that they would be more extensive. I took a risk. I was hoping that this would... See more
This is an early review. So far, it looks like the information is great. Well presented, well ordered thematically. Not boring typical encyclopedic. However, the maps are tiny and I was hoping that they would be more extensive. I took a risk. I was hoping that this would encompass an atlas as well. It does not by any stretch of the imagination.
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J Fergus
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Completely ripped
Reviewed in the United States on August 26, 2021
I couldn''t tell when this book first arrived because of the book jacket, but when I took the jacket off I realized the hard cover is completely torn from the book. This is unacceptable. It''s too late to return it, too.
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jeremy789
3.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia Hard-bound book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 10, 2013
I like the book but I have my reservations. Each page is well illustrated but the TEXT is what you might call politically-correct history time for kiddies. I was expecting something much more learned, as I have my own History website and had hoped for another good source....See more
I like the book but I have my reservations. Each page is well illustrated but the TEXT is what you might call politically-correct history time for kiddies. I was expecting something much more learned, as I have my own History website and had hoped for another good source. By the way, in the book a writer says that Franco had virtually won the Spanish Civil War by 1936. Wrong - the civil war started in 1936, and finished, more or less, in 1939. Another point, through cowardice the writers do not wish to become involved in what happened to the Two Princes in the Tower, or whether or not Richard III was ''a wicked uncle'' They move straight on to the horrible Tudors, where they do a whitewash on Henry VII that made me laugh out loud. Very best wishes Amazon Jeremy789
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Zoe author of Everywhere and other books
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Learning all round
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 13, 2018
I feel i''m learning with my kids. Great information with beautiful pictures
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ronald ward
4.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
A very good book but not quite what I was looking for ...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 3, 2016
A very good book but not quite what I was looking for more book info about the book would of been good.
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Calvin
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Beautifully illustrated and full of information
Reviewed in Canada on August 29, 2021
For a single volume product, this is a must-have to: enhance and supplement; and entertain any education delivery and inspire the imaginative mind. It is beautifully illustrated and full of historical tibits, facts and data that will pique the interests of borh students,...See more
For a single volume product, this is a must-have to: enhance and supplement; and entertain any education delivery and inspire the imaginative mind. It is beautifully illustrated and full of historical tibits, facts and data that will pique the interests of borh students, teachers and the avid reader. Although not exhaustive, as a stand alone volume it has a lot to offer and should belong in every library, whether official, public or personal. A quick study of even the minutest of topics will help the ignorant hold interesting conversations with the learned. We are using this as a supplement to our homeschooling efforts AND for personal interests . We highly recommend this product. A great buy...especially for a single volume
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Gayle Jervis
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Wonderful pictorial history book.
Reviewed in Canada on September 9, 2017
A terrific book with interesting information and great illustrations. My six year old granddaughter loves history and she spends time just slowly looking at each of the pictures before asking someone to read to her from this very large book.
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The 2021 Kingfisher high quality History Encyclopedia (Kingfisher Encyclopedias) outlet online sale

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