[Mini Book Review] The History of the World in 1,000 Objects

History of the World in 1,000 Objects

DK Publishing

What rating would you give it?
5 of 5 Stars

Give us a summary.

(Taken from Goodreads)

From the watch Napoleon used to synchronize with his generals at Waterloo and Chinese David vases believed to be the oldest example of blue and white porcelain to the US Constitution and the Mayan Dresden codex, the oldest book written in the Americas, History of the World in 1,000 Objects provides a completely fresh perspective on the history of the world.

With objects revealing how our ancestors lived, what they believed and valued, and how these items helped shape civilization, History of the World in 1,000 Objects contains a treasure trove of human creativity from earliest cultures to the present day. Objects are grouped chronologically, under key themes, from art to the history of technology, and together help paint a unique picture that provides detailed insight into each culture.

In addition to stunning specially-commissioned photographs, History of the World in 1,000 Objects is packed with timelines and maps that make it easy to compare how people lived at different times and in different parts of the world.

What did you think of the book?

Absolutely LOVED this book! It’s visually stunning, intellectually fascinating… a perfect gift for any history buff or curious learner!

Any warnings you wish to make for your readers?

BE PREPARED FOR GORGEOUSNESS ON EVERY. SINGLE. PAGE. Your eyes and mind might just be blown sky-high.

Does it count towards any reading challenges?

A couple. The usual.

Would you recommend this book?

Oh most certainly~!

Reviewed by AMS (amomentsilence)

Publisher: DK Publishing
Publication Date: September 2014
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 480
Genre & Themes: History, Non Fiction,
Illustrated Books, Photography, Microhistory,
Reference, Encyclopedia / Dictionary,
Guide books
Age: Adult
Reviewer: AMS (amomentsilence)
Source: Bought
Challenge2015 Good Reads Reading Challenge (??),
52 Books in 52 WeeksYou Read How Many Books?,
Read A Million Pages105 Reading Challenge,
2015 New To You Reading Challenge

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