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Summary: More than 140 detailed maps tell the story of pivotal episodes in world history, from the first human migrations out of Africa to the space race. Custom regional and global maps present the history of the world in action, charting how events traced patterns on land and ocean--patterns of exploration, discovery, or conquest that created empires, colonies, or theaters of war. Thoughtful...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: DK Publishing ; Smithsonian 2018

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: OVS 911 HIS

Summary: This series covers history from 3500 B.C. to the 1780's. This course analyzes civilizations by looking at their geographic and political environments, their technologies, economies, social institutions, and cultural achievements. Students will look at history from new perspectives, come to understand the connections between human beings despite time and distance, and appreciate the lasting...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Teaching Company 1995

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Vengoechea, Ximena

Summary: A workbook that examines world history on a middle school level. Organized by key concepts, the text includes mnemonic devices, definitions, timelines and doodles to help the subject stick in your brain, so you can ace your class.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Workman Publishing 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Parent-Teacher Collection, Call number: JPT 909 VEN

Drimmer, Stephanie Warren

Summary: "Everybody needs a role model! Discover true stories of superstars, war heroes, world leaders, gusty gals, and everyday women who changed the world. From Sacagawea to Mother Teresa, Annie Oakley to Malala Yousafzai, these famous women hiked up their pants and petticoats and charged full-speed ahead to prove girls are just as tough as boys...maybe even tougher. Complete with amazing images and a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic 2016

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 920 DRI

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1 available in Adult, Call number: J920 NAT

Van Loon, Hendrik Willem

Summary: Originally written in 1921 for the author's grandchildren, Hendrik Willem van Loon's The Story of Mankind has charmed generations with its warmth, simplicity, and wisdom. Rather than the dry recitation of events so common in school textbooks, van Loon's witty, amiable tone animates the story of human history as a grand and perpetually unfolding adventure. Beginning with the origins of human...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company 2014

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 909 VAN

Chisholm, Jane

Summary: A gorgeously illustrated guide to the history of the world, from wars and revolutions to ground-breaking inventions, discoveries and artistic movements. With over 3,500 key dates from the Stone Age to the year 2000, organised geographically so readers can compare what was happening in different parts of the world.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Usborne Publishing 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 909 CHI

Alvarez, Walter

Summary: "Famed geologist Walter Alvarez expands our view of human history by revealing the cosmic, geologic, and evolutionary forces that have shaped us. Big History, the field that studies the entire known past of our universe to give context to human existence, has so far been the domain of historians. In [this book], geologist Walter Alvarez-- best known for his 'Impact Theory' explaining dinosaur...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W. W. Norton & Company 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 523 ALV

Summary: A history of the world is presented through over one hundred different visual timelines, from a chronology of the written word to an ordered listing of the American presidents.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: DK Publishing 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 902.22 TIM

Parker, Philip

Summary: Discover the events that have shaped our world, from the dawn of prehistoric civilization to the digital age, brought to life with contemporary photographs, maps, paintings, and artifacts that place each event in a wider social and historical context.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: DK 2017

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 909 PAR

Frankopan, Peter

Summary: "Our world was made on and by the Silk Roads. For millennia it was here that East and West encountered each other through trade and conquest, leading to the spread of ideas and cultures, the birth of the world's great religions, the appetites for foreign goods that drove economies and the growth of nations. From the first cities in Mesopotamia to the growth of Greece and Rome to the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 909 FRA

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 909 FRA

Goes, Peter

Summary: An ideal introduction to history for young and old, this illustrated journey through our world's culture and events travels from the Big Bang to the iPod and into the future. This is a trip through time, past dinosaurs, Vikings, Aztecs and spaceships. It looks at wars and disasters; introduces artists, explorers and leaders; shows us living in castles, yurts, and skyscrapers. And it does not...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gecko Press 2015

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Summary: "Beginning with the emergence of our earliest African ancestors and taking readers through the history of cultures and nations around the world to arrive at the present day, Timelines of History caters to readers who want a broad overview, a good story to read, or the nitty-gritty of historical events. With easily accessible cross-references that build bite-size pieces of information into a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 909 TIM
1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 909 TIM

Contents: Part 1: Disc 1. Lecture 1 Cities, civilizations, and sources ; Lecture 2 From out of the Mesopotamian mud ; Lecture 3 Cultures of the ancient near East ; Lecture 4 Ancient Egypt : the gift of the Nile ; Lecture 5 Pharaohs, tombs, and gods ; Lecture 6 The lost civilization of the Indus Valley -- Disc 2. Lecture 7 The Vedic age of ancient India ; Lecture 8 Mystery cultures of early Greece ;...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 930 HIS

Eaton, Gale

Summary: Civilization rearranges nature for human convenience. Clothes and houses keep us warm; agriculture feeds us; medicine fights our diseases. It all works—most of the time. But key resources lie in the most hazardous places, so we choose to live on river flood plains, on the slopes of volcanoes, at the edge of the sea, above seismic faults. We pack ourselves into cities, Petri dishes for germs....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tilbury House Publishers 2019

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 300 STO

Nielsen, Jennifer A.

Summary: "World War II is raging across Europe and the Axis and Allied powers are in a stalemate. Dak, Sera, and Riq can tip the scales in the Allies' favor if they can pull off the most daring spy mission of all time. But even if they succeed, are they playing into the SQ's hands?" --Back cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC INF

Mason, Phil

Contents: Detours on the march of history -- Politics : fates and fortunes -- History's tricks : accidents, illnesses, and assassinations -- The fog of war -- Science : inspiration, invention, and intrigue -- Chance beginnings -- Artistic strokes (of luck) -- "Unlucky, Sport!" -- Crime : missed demeanours -- Business : enterprise and intuition.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Skyhorse Pub. 2009

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 909 Mason 2009

Roth, Jonathan P.

Summary: Professor Roth, a military historian, presents a different look at war and its history. Instead of focusing on battles, campaigns, and strategies in individual wars, he looks at the story of the intimate interconnections of war with human cultures and societies and how these connections have shaped history. War not only destroys, it creates: the growth of essential new technologies; the...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: The Teaching Company 2009

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5 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 909 ROT
Call number: CD 909 ROT VOL. 1
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Call number: CD 909 ROT VOL. 4

Contents: Disc 1: 1. Petersburg: Union digs its own grave,1864 -- 2. Syracuse: Athens's second front, 413 B.C. -- 3. Carrhae: The Parthian shot, 53 B.C. -- 4. Red Cliffs: Cao Cao's bad day, 208 A.D. -- 5. Barbarian Gate: Adrianople, 378, Pliska-811 -- 6. Fourth Crusade: Byzantium betrayed, 1204 -- disc 2: 7. Kalka River: Genghis Khan's general, 1223 -- 8. Courtrai: knights versus shopkeepers, 1302 -- 9....

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 355 HIS

Summary: From 1750 B.C. to 2001, historic events that changed the world are discussed.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2010

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 909 WOR
Call number: DVD 909 WOR

Bergreen, Laurence.

Summary: "A middle grade adaptation of Bergreen's adult title of the same name, about Magellan's historic voyage around the globe"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Roaring Brook Press 2017

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 910 BER

Chrisp, Peter.

Summary: Chronologically traces human history and civilization from prehistoric times to the present day using a detailed timeline, covering key events, people, inventions, and discoveries, and ideas and beliefs.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: DK Pub. 2013

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 909 CHR

Dashner, James

Summary: Time has gone wrong, and best friends Dak Smyth and Sera Froste, together with the young Hystorian Riq, must use the infinity ring to travel back to one of the Great Breaks--a mutiny on the Santa Mara̕--to correct history and defeat the SQ.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2012

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC DAS

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1 available in J Series, Call number: J FIC DAS

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC INF

Kirby, Matthew J.

Summary: "Europe is in the grip of the Dark Ages, but there is a light in the dark: Baghdad. The great city has become a center of learning, populated by scholars, merchants, and explorers from all across the known world. But danger lurks in the desert ... and Dak, Sera, and Riq must act fast to save the world's greatest library from utter destruction."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in J Series, Call number: J FIC KIR

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC INF

Peña, Matt de la

Summary: Sera has seen the future, and it is terrifying. Unfortunately, she can't do anything to prevent the Cataclysm while stranded with Dak and Riq thousands of years in the past. Their only hope lies with the ancient Maya, a mysterious people who claim to know a great deal about the future. Is there more to these ancients than meets the eye?

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in J Series, Call number: J FIC DEL

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC INF