Friday, March 18, 2011

History Book

9781553631347LThe History Book – A Trip Through History From The Stone Age to the Digital Age

Published at DK Canada

About the book

Play a barbarian warrior in a videogame, read Napoleon's social networking site profile, read a comic strip about the Black Death or the blog of Louis XVI's closest confidant. What was old is new again with this irreverent take on world history, originally published in hardcover as Take Me Back . From Mesopotamia to Mao, the Incas to Iraq, the Spartans to the Space Shuttle, this amazing book squeezes together 3,500 years of bloody battles, glorious empires, revolting revolutions, monstrous monarchs into one visually arresting exploration of the people and events that shaped history.

  Our Thoughts

If you like history and want to discover it through creative pages, you are set for an adventure.   Granted this book start with the popular thinking that human’s ancestor comes from apes and the theory of Darwin is mentioned as well but after these pages the history of civilization is presented.  While going through the book together, I was able to present the taught version of history and also talk to the kids about the links we can do with the Bible.    Throughout the book you will discover the various civilizations that existed in the past, learn more about the various religions, learn about the conquerors,  and so much more.   Ancient China, Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome and many more civilizations are mentioned with original illustrations and presentations.  

For example, concerning the Vikings information you have to read the Viking Times Classified while the invasion of the Mongols is presented as though it was an upcoming movie at the theater.   Sometimes you will have real pictures of the current ruins while other times the information will be presented as comic pages.  We read and discussed for a while when I read the Black Death comic pages.    It was a good discussion that also brought the importance of hygiene and how the plague got spread from person to person in the days.   We also embarked on world cruises with Christopher Columbus, Ferdinand Magellan and Vasco de Gama.

From page to page, you don’t know how the information will be presented and how you will have to hold your book to be able to read it.    I love this kind of originality with a subject that could be difficult to discover.   This book is highly original and will spark the interest of your child when he/she reads it.   I enjoyed my history lessons when I was younger and I am planning to read through this book to remember some facts, discover new ones and learn more about our history.  While I am writing this, my eyes are on the pages concerning Captain Cook.   The whole thing has been thought as though he was writing a blog and numerous comments are under the RIP Captain Cook.    This book definitively makes me smile and enjoy the little bit of history I can find through its pages.

The History Book can be an interesting reference to dig into when studying history in your homeschool – no matter what your beliefs are for the beginning of the world.

The History Book is available at your favourite bookstore, even

Disclaimer: Thanks to DK Canada for sending me the above mentioned product for review purposes. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way.  All opinions expressed here are only my own.

No comments:

Post a Comment