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DK’s history books take you through the evolution of early man to life in the 21st century. Visually stimulating, DK history books cover the events, the people, the cultures and the inventions that have shaped our modern world. Learn about famous kings, queens, and conquerors; come face to face with your ancestors; explore ancient civilizations from the Romans to the Egyptians; discover the history of weapons; meet military leaders; and understand the great wars as you take a journey through time. Discover a visual history of humanity like you’ve never seen it before with DK history books.

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  • Idiot's Guides: The Middle East Conflict

    Format:eBook  

    The Middle East is often a pressure cooker of upheaval and the threat of war. Complex dynamics are at work, both culturally and politically, and understanding conflict in this region starts with understanding both recent and ancient events. Noted history writer, Alan Ax Read More

    Also available in Paperback
    $10.99
  • Photography

    Format:Hardback  

    Written by world-renowned photographer, writer, and broadcaster Tom Ang, Photography lavishly celebrates the most iconic photographs and photographers of the past 200 years. Tracing the history of photography from its origins in the 1800s to the digital age, Photography Read More

    $50.00
  • History of the World in 1,000 Objects

    Format:Hardback  

    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 Wo Read More

    Also available in eBook
    $50.00
  • Great Maps

    Format:Hardback  

    The world's finest maps explored and explained. From Ptolemy's world map to the Hereford's Mappa Mundi, through Mercator's map of the world to the latest maps of the Moon and Google Earth, Great Maps provides a fascinating overview of cartography through the ages. Revea Read More

    Also available in eBook
    $25.00
  • The Iron Road

    Format:eBook  

    Written by Christian Wolmar, author of the critically acclaimed The Great Railroad Revolution, The Iron Road is a richly illustrated account of the rise of the rails across the world. From the historic moment in September 1830 when the first train ran between Liverpool Read More

    Also available in Hardback
    $9.99
  • World War I

    Format:eBook  

    Vividly portraying confrontation on land, sea, and in the skies, World War I: The Definitive Visual History is a brilliant and fascinating portrait of a world at war. Sumptuously illustrated, this definitive account recounts in striking detail the course of the First Wo Read More

    Also available in Hardback
    $25.99
  • Firearms: An Illustrated History

    Format:Hardback  

    Published in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution, Firearms: An Illustrated History charts the evolution of the gun, from the pistol and rifle, to the machine gun and revolver. Detailed catalogs profile more than 300 firearms spanning over 700 years. With virtua Read More

    Also available in eBook
    $40.00
  • 100 Inventions That Made History

    Format:Hardback  

    Applying engaging, innovative design and fun, informative text, 100 Inventions That Made History looks at the trailblazing inventions that have advanced technology and transformed the way we live, as well as the gadgets and gizmos that we couldn't live without! Divided Read More

    Also available in eBook
    $16.99
  • Ultimate Harley Davidson

    Format:eBook  

    Updated for a new generation of bike lovers, this visually stunning and comprehensive history of Harley-Davidson charts the company and its bikes decade by decade. From the moment the first model rolled out of a backyard shed in Milwaukee, through Harley's postwar golde Read More

    Also available in Hardback
    $15.99
  • Timelines of Science

    Format:eBook  

    From the discovery of penicillin to the advent of the Internet, science has been an invaluable part of the human experience. Produced in association with the Smithsonian Institution and highlighting the theories, breakthroughs, and key thinkers that shaped the history o Read More

    Also available in Hardback
    $25.99
  • The Conquest of the Ocean

    Format:Hardback  

    A captivating tale spanning 5,000 years of the oceans' history, The Conquest of the Ocean tells the stories of the remarkable individuals who sailed seas, for trade, to conquer new lands, to explore the unknown. From the early Polynesians to the first circumnavigations Read More

    Also available in eBook
    $30.00
  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Freemasonry, Secon...

    Format:Paperback  

    Freemasonry is an ancient secret society shrouded in obscurity. Fascination with the mysteries of the Masons reached fever pitch after the release of Dan Brown's novels, Angels and Demons, The DaVinci Code, and The Lost Symbol. But these novels and their related movies Read More

    Also available in eBook
    $19.95
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