Best World History Books: Enjoy Learn More About History

best world history books

It is fun to learn about history which is a field of historical study and examines it from a global perspective. The key concepts of history are to provide you the info about Math, Science, American History, English, and World History.

These best world history books cover with lots of interesting pictures, maps, and illustrations that help you to learn about the things perfectly.

A History of the World in 6 Glasses
Author: Tom Standage
Published at: 16/05/2006
ISBN: 0802715524

A History of the World in 6 Glasses provides a fun way to learn history. This world history book is well written where the author Tom Standage cleverly charts the flow of history through six beverages: beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and cola.

This book also explains how the beverages were discovered, the philosophy of drinking wine, the relationship between some of these beverages to medicine/health, the relationship between beverages and religion, etc.

Important Coverages are

  • Beer in Mesopotamia and Egypt
  • Wine in Greece and Rome
  • Spirits in the Colonial period
  • Coffee in the age of reason
  • Tea and the British Empire
  • Coca-Cola and the rise of America

The history of all six beverages is described interestingly and each chapter opens up with a Chinese proverb, "Better to be deprived of food for three days than of tea for one".

Everything You Need to Ace World History in One Big Fat Notebook: The Complete Middle School Study Guide (Big Fat Notebooks)
Author: Workman Publishing,Ximena Vengoechea
Published at: 09/08/2016
ISBN: 0761160949
This world history book is consists of ten units that covers the key concepts of the main subject taught in middle school in an easy and summarized way: Math, Science, American History, English, and World History. You will love the questions at the end of each chapter.

The visuals are great and the reading is easy to understand and is really a great resource for homeschooling. This book is well recommended for a student who is struggling with history or someone that enjoys reading and learning more about history.

Key topics are

  • Prehistory-early 1600s
  • Colonial America, 1607-1780s
  • American Revolution and the early republic 1776-1791
  • American expansion 1801-1861
  • Civil war and reconstruction 1850-1870s
  • Reshaping the nation 1850-1917
  • World wars and modern America, 1900s-1930s
  • World war ii, 1930s-1945
  • Post–world war ii era, 1945-1980
  • American history and current-ish events!

History Year by Year: The History of the World, from the Stone Age to the Digital Age
Author: DK
Published at: 19/08/2013
ISBN: 1465414185

History Year by Year covers information about hundreds of events, people, places, etc. This is a short and sweet synopsis of tons of historical happenings for elementary kids with lots of pictures and summaries not too many details so they don't get easily bored. This book is a great balance of pictures and information.

This book includes

  • More than 1,500 images that bring the story of the past to life through a detailed timeline
  • the history of humans across the world
  • the Renaissance and the French Revolution
  • Quotations from primary and secondary sources provide further insight and give proper historical context
  • The "child of the time" feature
  • Historical periods, including Ancient Egypt, Viking England, the Industrial Revolution, and World War II.

Timelines of History: The Ultimate Visual Guide to the Events That Shaped the World, 2nd Edition
Author: DK
Published at: 03/04/2018
ISBN: 1465470026

Timelines of History covers all history that you want to know. This book includes lots of interesting pictures, maps, and illustrations. This is so much interesting that if you had to get stuck on a remote island without a computer, a smartphone, and could only have one book, this is the one. The author DK covers a full two page for each year.

This book covers the history of

  • 20th century
  • American
  • Jacques De Molay
  • Justinian
  • Tupac Amaru etc

This book act as a Wikipedia for you. After reading this you will know about the entire history of the world at your fingertips, with lots of great graphics. This book is for all.

History: From the Dawn of Civilization to the Present Day
Author: Adam Hart-Davis
Published at: 01/09/2015
ISBN: 1465437975

This book is a fantastic overview of human history with great maps, photos, lots of world history, diagram information and excellent presentation. It includes all the new material on the global recession, green technologies, and the Internet and social media

There include two-page features on  special leaders as

  • Rameses II
  • Alexander, Julius Caesar
  • Cleopatra, Genghis  Khan
  • Elizabeth I, Louis XIV
  • Napoleon, Lincoln
  • Victoria, Stalin, Hitler, and JFK. 

You’ll learn about

  • Inventions, discoveries, and ideas that have shaped world history
  • Native Amerian artifacts, personalities like Columbus, Leonardo, Marx, and Einstein
  • Decisive events like the Battle of Stalingrad, D-Day, the bombing of Hiroshima, 9/11, and many others 
  • An examination of humankind in context as part of the natural world
  • The key events of the countries of the world
  • Political developments, changes in leadership, and more.

World History: Preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination, 2018 Edition
Author: Editors
Published at: 01/09/2017
ISBN: 1531116957

This book act as the course textbook or as a supplement to a college-level textbook which is essential for students preparing to take the current AP World History exam. A very helpful book for future collegiates with lots of interesting historical details.

Important contents include

  • The first civilizations 
  • Classical civilizations in Greece and Persia 
  • The Roman world   
  • Classical civilizations in India and China 
  • Early American civilizations
  • Byzantine Empire and Kievan Rus
  • Islamic world through 1450 
  • Expansion of African
  • Trade south Asia and southeast Asia, 600-1450 C.E 
  • Western Europe after Rome, 400-1450 C.E. and much more.

Battles that Changed History
Author: DK
Published at: 11/09/2018
ISBN: 146547384X

Battles that Changed History is a great military history book that uses maps, paintings, and photographs to reveal the stories behind more than 90 of the most important battles ever to take place.

The terms that are related to battles like the weapons, the soldiers, the military strategy, and the fateful decisions that led to glorious victories and crushing defeats are described in detail.

It covers history's most famous battles

  • Military history from ancient battles
  • the American Civil War
  • World War I
  • World War II
  • The Cold War, and beyond.

History of the World Map by Map
Author: DK
Published at: 23/10/2018
ISBN: 1465475850

History of the World Map by Map is a very impressive book with beautifully decorated structure, illustrations, and robust information. It could be a valuable nucleus to your home library as it is an up-to-date book that combines both aspects: history and maps.

It includes

  • More than 140 detailed maps
  • Custom regional and global maps to present the history of the world in action
  • The story of civilizations through ancient, medieval, and modern times
  • World War II
  • Overarching themes, such as the Industrial Revolution
  • Fascism and communism
  • The invention of printing.

A Short History of Nearly Everything
Author: Bill Bryson
Published at: 14/09/2004
ISBN: 076790818X

A Short History of Nearly Everything discusses the big bang and the elemental beginnings of the universe, the early attempts to determine the size of the earth in the 17th century, Einstein’s universe and the atom and plate tectonics, the interior of the planet and what lies below the surface, the rise of life beginning after the formation of the earth up through the Cambrian explosion. It also discusses Darwin’s work on evolution about the rise of humans.

This book consists of six parts including

  • Lost in the cosmos
  • The size of the earth
  • A new age dawns
  • Dangerous planet
  • Life itself
  • The road to us.

Why the West Rules--for Now: The Patterns of History, and What They Reveal About the Future
Author: Ian Morris
Published at: 25/10/2011
ISBN: 0312611692

Ian Morris a great writer who gives the year 2000 a base value of 1000 divided into four categories: urbanism, energy, communication, and military. Each gets 250 points and then uses this score in graph form and explains what was going on historically to give these results. He describes the patterns of human history and reveals differences of race or culture, or even the strivings of great individuals, that explain Western dominance

This book provides you

  • A good historical perspective about the conditions required for success
  • "The Wealth and Poverty of Nations" part
  • Some interesting models
  • It describes "Singularity" the time when computers will be smarter than we are and the "Nightfall" a time when life could get much worse
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  • Modern European history
  • North American history since the Renaissance.

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