History of the World Map by Map

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History of the World Map by Map proves that maps don't just show us where to go, but also where we've been. A stunning overview of all human history, side by side with 140 custom maps. This stunning visual reference book starts with the evolution and migration of our oldest ancestors out of Africa. You can then look up maps about the Greece and Persian War, the Mongol Conquests, Medieval Europe's trade routes, and the rise of the Ottomans. There are maps about the colonization of North America, the scientific revolution, Napoleon's advances, and Britain's control of India. There's more in later centuries, like the Age of Imperialism, the American Civil War, industrialized Europe, and the transformation of Japan.

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The Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History is the world's preeminent museum and research complex dedicated to inspiring curiosity, discovery, and learning about the natural world through its unparalleled research, collections, exhibitions and educational outreach programs.


  • 440 pages
  • Hardcover
  • 12.19" x 10.19"

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    Jeff Nall

    January 17, 2022

    Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Excellent

    Beautiful and informative.


    Bruce Campbell

    January 3, 2022

    Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 World map complements AP World History

    What a beautiful set of maps! As an AP World History and U.S. History teacher, I started integrating this book into daily lessons. It is the perfect complement for your child's textbook and classroom resources. Clear color-coded maps with historical explanations provide a geographic context not found in textbooks. I highly recommend History of the World, Map by Map as part of a visual education that will better help understand the historical process.


    Judy Thomas

    December 31, 2021

    Customer Rating: 4 out of 5 The book is great however the cover of the book was damaged during shipping.

    This book is great but was damaged during shipping. It is a gift and I sent an email asking for a replacement but have not heard back from anyone at Smithsonian. I will return the damaged book as soon as I receive a replacement. Please have someone get in touch with me.


    Diane Valencia

    December 30, 2021

    Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Fantastic!

    This book is so comprehensive and thorough. It is an excellent resource for both the professional and the student who are going places.



    December 29, 2021

    Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Great Read

    This was a gift to a history buff who loves maps. Couldn't have found a better gift! Great maps with lots of details and wide scope of history. I would recommend this for anyone interested in seeing history through the eyes of clearly presented gorgeously printed maps and information.


    Cathy Hazouri

    December 29, 2021

    Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Terrific book

    This book is absorbing, providing hours of reading delight. If you love history, this book is for you.


    F Heinen

    December 26, 2021

    Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Amazing.

    As my age progresses so does my interest in history. This book allows the progression of history through the years to become clearer, and more connected. I love this book and although I must lay it aside from time to time, it does not stay closed for long. A treasured purchase.



    December 24, 2021

    Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Terrific Gift

    Believe it or not, I bought this for my 6-year-old nephew, who is a history buff and wanted a "map of the world that shows all the battles over time." This was as close as I could get to that and he loved it!! Excellent quality (it's heavy!) and terrific layout.



    November 30, 2021

    Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Spectacular book

    I ordered this book for a Christmas present but have not put it down since it arrived. The maps and artwork that accompanies each segment are amazing. What a great way to give yourself a history lesson - of the world.

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