World Eras is patterned after the award-winning American Decade's series. Covering areas often overlooked by other publications, World Eras provides a multicultural approach that directly reflects changing curriculum standards, with a cross-disciplinary overview of world history and a strong emphasis of daily life and social history.
Each volume in this set contains in-depth coverage of one era and is organized into ten chapters:
Each volume includes an introductory essay that provides context and overview of the era written by a scholar in the field and will contain 150 photographs, line drawings, diagrams, illustrations and sidebars. Each chapter within a volume includes an introductory essay, a timeline, entries on specific topics, events or movements, biographies of prominent individuals, and important publications of the era. A glossary of subject-specific terms appears at the end of the book.
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"This volume, in addition to its fine organization, structure, and arrangement, is equally impressive for its inclusive, well-written content. In choosing material, the editor and compilers endeavored to cover a diverse group of men and women¯both well known and lesser known¯from a variety of countries, backgrounds, professions, and socioeconomic levels. This choice of material is complemented by balanced, well-articulated prose. Entries are concise, but thorough, straightforward, and highly understandable, all of which should make this work very popular with high-school and undergraduate students. Material is further enhanced by 150 illustrations, maps, diagrams, and drawings, not to mention sidebars that contain interesting tidbits of knowledge. This valuable reference tool is highly recommended and would greatly enhance not only high-school libraries but public and smaller academic libraries as well."
-- Booklist (November 2001)
Price: US $185.00