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  • Item #: 027650
    ISBN: 9780753472941
    Retail: $24.99
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    Reading about history is one thing; seeing pictures of historical artifacts, people, and places is another thing altogether. Each appeals in a different way. How fantastic is a resource that melds the two together, so you can see where things were taking place around the globe, and how people and places changed through the ages. By tying world history to maps, we get a colorful text that depicts history visually across the globe and through time. There are more than 60 hand-illustrated maps, all in full color, which are accompanied by authoritative text (in bite-sized paragraphs), timelines, and photos of people, places, and artifacts. The book looks as far back as 10,000 BC (which is not as far back as many secular history texts) and then divides history into four time periods: Ancient World, Medieval World, Exploration and Empire, and the Modern World (since 1800). 192 pages in hardcover, this book is durable enough to be enjoyed by the entire family. – Zach

  • Item #: 038257
    ISBN: 9780753459461
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    Covers countries and civilizations from 500 to 1450 A.D. After some general information about the medieval world, the book is divided into sections on: the Roman Empire, Byzantine Europe, Medieval Europe, the Arab world, medieval India, China, Japan and Korea, Southeast Asia, the Pacific, African kingdoms, North and Central America, and more.

  • Item #: 003618
    ISBN: 9780753468753
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    We looked at several different alternatives before selecting this volume as a basic world history reference book. As with any secular product, we contend with the "dating" problems (the book dates the beginning of history at 40,000 B.C.), and evolutionary references. However, the book is an excellent reference with many outstanding features:

  • It's all in one book (491 pgs) making it a handy reference for studies of any and all time periods.
  • The paper is nice and thick, designed to tolerate years of "wear and tear".
  • Chronologically-arranged and cross- referenced articles.
  • Over 2000 colorful illustrations, including photographs and charts as well as annotated maps.
  • A handy reference section at the back of the book that has lists of national leaders throughout history; wars; and explorations/discoveries.
  • The comprehensive indexing makes it easy to quickly find the information or related articles you need.
  • This book replaced the old Kingfisher Illustrated History of the World a number of years ago. Although similar, there are some differences in this new book. Curriculums that refer to the original book may not correspond exactly to the replacement version. We think this will be a volume you will use again and again, not just for world history studies, but for unit studies of all kinds.

  • Item #: 029184
    ISBN: 9780753459140
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    Divided by geographical region and civilization, including Mesopotamia, Egypt, Europe, the Indus Valley, Minoans and Myceneans, the Mediterranean, Greece, Rome, Africa, India, China, North America, Central and South America, Australia, and Polynesia. Note: A few pages cover "prehistory" and "early humans" but this info can easily be skipped.

  • Item #: 026779
    ISBN: 9780753459416
    Retail: $9.99
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    This is an atlas kids can call their own. Made specifically for kids and young readers, it has just enough information to be accessible, but not so much that it will overwhelm them. It is very colorful, with each continent shown twice. One maps out the political borders, displays flags, and has a short caption about each country; the other is a resource map showing rivers, lakes, mountains, where different animals live, and where things are made. The atlas also briefly covers how to use the atlas, how maps are made, and climate and land of the world. The flags of the world are shown by continent in the back of the book, and a fold-out map of the United States and Canada is included. There are a number of activities throughout the book, answers are included. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 034594
    ISBN: 9780753464861
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  • Item #: 004595
    ISBN: 9780794524784
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    This is the combined, hardcover volume of the Children's Picture World History series, covering the first civilizations to 1914 A.D. Given to her as a gift, this volume was eagerly devoured from cover to cover by our then 5th grade daughter, who scarcely put it down and opened every sentence with "Did you know...?". Previously showing very little interest in history as a school subject, we were impressed at the ability of this book to hold her interest. The text is highly readable and the illustrations captivating. If you are force-feeding history to your upper-elementary or junior high student, this may be the answer. Please note that this is a secular publication. You may want to edit or omit some of this volume, particularly the earliest part. Depending on the age of your children, you may let them "edit" themselves - or use the discrepancies between the secular and Christian worldview as the basis for discussion.

  • Item #: 028741
    ISBN: 9780792236955
    Retail: $35.00
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    If anyone can show us the history of the world, it is National Geographic. From the earliest times through 2005, the history of the world is described, outlined, and shown in full color. The book begins with a discussion of "prehistory" as an alternative to creation a section that spends about 30 pages guessing and assuming an alternative theory of early history. Actual recorded history is divided into 7 time periods: First Empires (ca. 7000 B.C.-200A.D), Ancient World (2500 B.C.-900 A.D.), Middle Ages (5th-15th Century), Early Modern Period (16th-18th Century), Modern Era (1789-1914), World Wars and Interwar Period (1914-1945), and the Contemporary World (1945-2005). Each of these sections is packed with information-rich text, photos, paintings, illustrations, maps, and short bios. There are two types of timelines in the book: a running timeline along the bottom of each page, which details the date of events and important people through history, and 4 fold-out timelines one of the Roman Empire, one for the Reformation, one chronicling the French Revolution, and one covering WWII. Point to note: there are photos and paintings that show nudity and dead bodies. 636 pgs, hc.

  • Item #: 055341
    ISBN: 9780764165658
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    A fantastic companion to any study of history, or even just engaging reading for any history buff, this timeline is a very accessible "look-up" resource for historical events. History is divided into 20 eras, which each include a 32-inch fold out timeline and three additional pages that highlight specific figures and events from the period. The timeline pages begin with fairly large time spans and become narrower as the book progresses into modern times. There are four eras from the beginning of history to the BC/AD change, ten from AD1 – 1900, and six eras from 1900 to today (2010). There is also a 4-page, non-fold-out timeline covering American history specifically. I should also note that the first timeline covers "prehistory" from 6 million to 3000 BC. It includes "information" on the evolution and migration of "early humans." This is a secular text, though it does reference the lives of numerous religious figures throughout history. The timeline pages are packed with chronological dates accompanied by capsule summaries and plenty of photos and illustrations. 131 page, hc. – Zach

  • Item #: 046790
    Retail: $12.50
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    This spiral-bound book contains 56 double-sided blank timeline pages. The top quarter of the page has four lined rectangular boxes to fill in event details. Directly underneath these is a timeline running across the width of the entire page. The timeline contains tick marks and small boxes making it easy for key dates to be placed. Underneath the timeline (more than half the page) are boxed off areas of various sizes to fill with pictures, illustrations, or more text to complete your timeline. 8 ½" x 11" -Enh

  • Item #: 035965
    ISBN: 9780753468135
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    From oceans to planets (and everything in between), this universe-in-a-book will delight curious readers. This colorful encyclopedia is arranged thematically into ten core subjects: Planet Earth, Space and the Stars, Living World, Animal Life, Body Science, Story of the Past, People and Society, Arts and Entertainment, Science and Technology, and Communication. The information is presented in an exciting, visually appealing way, with over 1000 illustrations and photographs. Short, simple-to-read sections highlight essential topics. Step-by-step sequences and diagrams help students understand structures and processes. For example, in the "Rocks and soil" chapter, clear diagrams demonstrate the Mohs scale (rating minerals from softest to hardest), the rock cycle (formation of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks), and soil composition. Other interesting topics covered include: types of seeds, nature classification, human anatomy, the Industrial Revolution, world religions, sports, decorative arts, the Globe Theater…and much more! Color-coded sections, a glossary, and index help students find relevant information quickly. This encyclopedia covers such a wide variety of disciplines that it will come in handy for many a unit study or research project. But your kids will likely enjoy browsing just for fun, too. (Please note: evolutionary content and human reproduction are covered; you may wish to preview before handing to younger students.) 320 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa
  • Item #: 032535
    ISBN: 9780753457870
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  • Item #: 008616
    ISBN: 9780393059762
    Retail: $35.00
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    Fans of Susan Wise Bauer's Story of the Worldare thankful she's writing a series for young (and not-so-young) adults. History of the Renaissance World is third in this series and tells the story of a world in transition. From the end of the First Crusade through the beginnings of our modern world, Ms. Bauer details the declining influence of the Popes even as the Inquisition seeks to assert their control; ordinary people seizing power even as kings and emperors cling to their "divine rights"; and world-changing catastrophes (ie. Little Ice Age, Great Famine, and Black Death); even as adventurous exploration opens up new worlds. Plentiful maps and illustrations accompany the distinctively readable text. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 035064
    ISBN: 9780794512446
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    This book offers a clever method of introducing young children to important events in world history. Filled with over 100 stickers featuring objects, people, and scenes representing these happenings, your child will travel the world and briefly learn about such events as the construction of the Great Pyramids of Egypt, the landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth, and the fall of the Berlin Wall. The stickers are numbered, allowing for your child to easily locate the correct map to which they belong. Maps are divided into the following regions: Africa, Asia, North and Central America, South America, The Middle East, Australasia, Europe (Western), and Europe (Eastern). Although this book is not designed to provide an overly detailed account of the history of the world, it does serve to familiarize young learners to some of the more notable historical events. Please note: one of the events highlighted does pertain to Charles Darwin and his contribution to the idea of evolution. 24 pgs, pb. ~ Enh

  • Item #: 012152
    ISBN: 9780802817778
    Retail: $30.00
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    The first paragraph from the preface of this book offers a wonderful insight into this book. It reads: "The story of the Christian Church is intensely interesting. It deals with some of the most dramatic episodes in history. For the children of God it is also instructive and inspiring. They regard it as a heritage that should be passed on to their children." This book was created as a textbook for a Christian-perspective class about church history. The text is divided into five sections, and spans history from 33 A.D. to present times. The five sections cover the young Christian Church, the Church in the Middle Ages, the Church in the Reformation, the Church After the Reformation, and the Church in the New World. Each section is then further divided into chapters which discuss the growth of the church, divisions, rises and declines of power, reformations, the church in various countries, various denominations, and lots of other components of church history. After each chapter, review questions are offered to promote further thinking about the chapter and its relevance to current life. The questions can be rather complex and are probably best used with students from the upper grades. Maps and timelines throughout the book correlate with the text, and dozens of black and white photographs with captions illustrate the events. 412 pgs w/ index. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 009611
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    Introduce your youngster to the continents of the world with this large 1.5 ft by 2.5 ft floor puzzle. It has 44 huge pieces, with many of them shaped like continents and regions. (For example, the entire continents of Australia and Europe are each one piece. Larger continents, such as Africa and North America, are divided into several large pieces.). The puzzle pieces vary in shape and size, but some of them are as large as 3" x 5". The illustrations of the continents themselves are very simple and kid-friendly, with each continent a different color and labeled with the continent's name. Larger individual countries are outlined, but not labeled. Cute cartoon illustrations of animals and landmarks appear on the continents. As an added bonus, the puzzle includes a fun geography game on CD-ROM, which challenges you to locate countries or capitals on a world map. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 006624
    ISBN: 9780794508159
    Retail: $14.99
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    If a picture is worth a thousand words, these are worth a million! Profusely illustrated with lively, but sparse, text, this volume would appeal greatly to a visual learner. The cutaway diagrams, maps and timeline features are very helpful. Like the first edition Kingfisher Illustrated History of the World, most pages incorporate a timeline of events during the period covered on the page-spread. A bottom of the page timeline shows in shaded color the period covered. Medieval World goes from 500 AD to 1500, beginning with the destruction of the Roman Empire and ending with the birth of the Renaissance. Very attractive overviews that your children will read for fun (and pick up a lot of history along the way).

  • Item #: 019474
    ISBN: 9781893103412
    Retail: $32.95
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    Perhaps this text was part of my elementary education. The timing fits – and it would explain why the events lovingly memorialized in this publication are still firmly planted in my memory. First published in 1955 and now republished by Beautiful Feet, utilizing the historical accuracy and storytelling ability of Earl Schenck Miers and the amazing illustrations of James Daugherty (full-color, inked drawings), this book takes the reader through tales of adventure, heroism, and patriotism. From Leif's Viking boat explorations of the northeastern coastline to the atom bomb's close to the second World War, you will read about everything in between – explorers, founders, soldiers, adventurers, settlers, inventors, statesmen, educators, and many more – in the fifty stories that make up this 315 pg, paperback book. A worthy addition to your home library or ideal for any literature-based history course or unit study, the author himself sums up its scope: "…everywhere signs of the greatness of God. It is indeed the one truth in which we all believe. It is indeed our richest heritage." ~ Janice

  • Item #: 049347
    ISBN: 9781429122443
    Retail: $24.95
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    This impressive classroom timeline contains sixteen individual timeline cardstock posters. Beginning at 500 million BCE and concluding in 2010 CE, each poster contains black & white and color illustrations of major people and events. Each poster measures approx. 17" x 11" and when combined extends beyond twenty-two feet. Included is an 8 page activity book for classroom use (most activities would easily be adaptable for homeschool families). Suggested activities incorporate a wide variety of learning styles from writing to acting and singing. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 036459
    ISBN: 9780890517062
    Retail: $18.99
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    Tired of exposing your children to evolutionary "facts" while studying the countries of our world? Well, no more! Master Books, in partnership with My Father's World, provides this quality resource designed to enhance our study of the world from a Christian perspective.

    Each of the seven continents is represented with highlights of more well-know nations. Information typically found in a quality atlas is included like landmarks, rivers, countries/capitals, flags, peoples, distinctive animals, biomes and the physical characteristic of the land. Unique to this atlas is the information on Christian history, people of faith and Christian traditions around the globe. For example, in the section on Saudia Arabia we read, "One of the first church buildings ever constructed has been found here by archaeologists. Built around the 4th century, it has come to be called the Jubail Church. Many congregations of Christians once thrived here until they were killed or driven out by the growth of Islam at the end of the first millennium…" The other distinctive feature you will appreciate is the lack of evolutionary timeline dating. Additional resources found in the back of the book include a glossary, definitions of government systems, holidays around the world, and detailed index. Vividly illustrated with photographs and full color maps, children will be eager to learn more about God's world. Oversized HC. 96 ps. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 055248
    ISBN: 9781936313730
    Retail: $15.95
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    Need project ideas for a unit study? Do you want your kids to do some hands-on activities with an Ancient Cultures lesson? This resource is here to help. This book contains twenty ideas covering all seven ancient wonders: Great Pyramid, Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Statue of Zeus at Olympia, Colossus of Rhodes, Temple of Artemis, Mausoleum of Helicarnassus, and the Pharos of Alexandria. There are informational factoids, as well as travel tips. (For example, if you visit a McDonald's in Egypt, you can order a McFalafel!). The project ideas vary, but all have good directions and how-to illustrations. As an example, when learning about pyramids, you can re-create the sledges used to move the giant stones using pencils and a heavy book. Kids are given the dimensions of the Great Pyramid, then challenged to calculate how long it would take to walk around the base. To solve, mark off twenty feet, time how long it takes to walk the distance, then do the math. Older kids could easily follow directions in here without parent help and share their finished product with you, but younger kids will need some guidance. If you don't have the time to find project ideas elsewhere, this is a great little book of ideas! ~ Sara

  • Item #: 056068
    ISBN: 9781634095709
    Retail: $12.99
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    If you have ever wondered about how the Bible fits into world history, this book is an excellent resource. It is so interesting to follow the timeline and see what was going on in the rest of the world at the same time as events in the Bible.

    The book is divided into chapters creation to the tower of Babel, world takes shape (age of the patriarchs, fall of mankind, Bronze Age, Hammurabi), establishment of Israel, impacts and intersections (reign of David, Solomon, the divided kingdom), captivity and hope, war/restoration/reflection (Persian Empire, restoration, reform, China, Greece and Greek culture), establishment, conflict and domination (Greeks to Romans, Alexander the Great, Rise of Rome, fight over Israel, birth of Jesus), and Anno Domini (Roman Empire, birth of the church, Judaism in Israel and around the world, expansion of the church, the apostle Paul, persecution, Africa and the church).

    Our Sunday school class is doing a study of Daniel, so I read the section that talks about Daniel's role with King Nebuchadnezzar. It explains the king's dream and matches it up with the Biblical references. It goes on to explain what happens after King Nebuchadnezzar, the reign of Belshazzar, and then Cyrus the Great. Also around this time, Confucius began to teach in China. Throughout each section pictures, illustrations, and maps enhance the subject matter, and a timeline rounds out each section. The timeline for each section is divided into Biblical events and world events, so you can see them side-by-side. 273 pgs. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 046509
    ISBN: 9780756645120
    Retail: $21.99
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    This is an impressive book filled with informative text and lots of beautiful photos, illustrations, maps, and overlays that really work to capture the essence and rich history of the ancient world. The book is divided into the following sections: The Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, The Americas, and Australia & the Pacific. Readers can visit the first cities of Sumer in Mesopotamia or join in Alexander the Great's quest to conquer the largest empire in the ancient world. Maybe you want to visit the pyramids of Egypt or Stonehenge in Britain? With this book, all that and more is possible! Contains a bonus clip-art CD of images from the ancient world. hc. 96 pgs -Enh

  • Item #: 058438
    ISBN: 9780785833666
    Retail: $19.99
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    A biblical timeline – and beyond. Way beyond. Biblical history – from Adam through the life of the Apostle John – as well as the parallel world history is presented in timeline form on oversized (12 x 17), accordion-folded, expanding panels. Based on the biblical chronology compiled by Archbishop Ussher in the seventeenth century, the interpretation is traditional. Well-organized and highly detailed, biblical and world events can be located quickly. Corresponding detailed world history means you can just as quickly put those biblical events into world history perspective. The sixteen panels can be viewed in book form (hard cover) or drawn out and spread to provide a stunning view of continuous history. But there's more! Timeline information covers ten of the panels, but the remaining twenty (fifteen front and back) are a compendium (accompanied with illustrations and maps) of detailed and interesting information including History of the Bible in translation, distribution of the nations after the flood, Holy Land maps, the Jewish captivities and ancient Jerusalem, the New Testament World, The Ten Commandments, The Lord's Prayer, Old Testament information, Moses and the Exodus, Kings, Conquerors and Prophets, Wars and Battles, New Testament information, information about Jesus Christ and the Apostles. The actual timeline information was first published many years ago and there have been numerous re-publications, the most current being the Adams' Chart or Map of History. This one is smaller and more focused. It's THE reference you'll come back to over and over. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 022320
    ISBN: 9780753460467
    Retail: $12.99
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    Enter the Age of Chivalry! Do you have what it takes to be a knight? Learn about the knight's role in medieval society, the knightly code, and the Holy wars. During this period, great castles were built to protect and defend large areas. Find out what life was really like in a castle town. Like other Kingfisher books, this one is packed with detailed information and colorful illustrations. ~ Anh

  • Item #: 035055
    ISBN: 9780794511418
    Retail: $19.99
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    Like all other Usborne books you've ever seen, this colorfully detailed encyclopedia is packed with info and ready to be explored. Well laid out on eye-catching pages, the history of the ancient world is detailed from the earliest civilizations of Mesopotamia 
(the book first has a few pages about early farmers and towns of 12,000 years ago)
 to the end of the Roman Empire in the early centuries AD. Stunning photographs and detailed reconstructions illustrate the book as you learn about Egypt, Greece, and other civilizations. The last section is an ancient world fact finder, with a "who's who in the ancient world", a time chart, a glossary, and an index. Web links mentioned in the book are routed through an Usborne site so they can be kept up to date. This small-format version is 7.5" x 9.5" and will complement any history program or be a great read all on its own. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 019454
    ISBN: 9780471136026
    Retail: $16.00
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    I believe if there's one way to instantly improve anything, it's to add food! This book has exactly the right idea. Instead of just reading your way through history, why not eat through it? Beginning with the first Thanksgiving, you can cook representative foods from colonial times, Louisiana territory, the Alamo, pioneer times, plantation life, the transcontinental railroad days, the Victorian era, the twenties, the Great Depression, World War II, the fifties, the sixties and seventies, and finally the eighties and nineties. Each time period has around four pages of brief, informative history reading (complete with humorous illustrations) and then gets down to the recipes. (Getting started cooking pages with tips are included in the very beginning.) Key terms in the history reading are in bold, and there are fun food facts to read from that time period. The recipes are great symbols of the time periods. For example, after reading about "Remember the Alamo!", students can make tacos, Texas ribs, and meatless chili. When you are studying about plantation life, it won't do but to fix up a plate of fried chicken wings, corn bread, and sweet potato pie, with a peaches and cream sundae on the side. From first Thanksgiving golden harvest pumpkin bread, to colonial clam chowder all the way to nineties blueberry muffins, this is one U.S. history study the whole family will join you for. - Melissa

  • Item #: 032533
    ISBN: 9780753465752
    Retail: $39.99
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    Don't think of this as a dusty old encyclopedia; think of it as an exciting, fascinating visual tour across the globe. With page after page of incredible photographs, specially commissioned computer-generated maps, clear, concise, easy to- read text, and fact panels providing the latest figures and information, enthusiastic explorers and casual readers alike will be enthralled. Not only does this encyclopedia cover each country of the world individually, the first and last chapters are packed with yet more information and pictures, broken down as follows. The first chapter is all about the physical earth, with 47 pages about the formation of earth, earth's rotation, inside earth, earth's magnetism, continental drift, earthquakes, volcanoes, rocks and minerals, the rock cycle, mountain building, rivers and lakes, oceans and seas, landscaping by water, landscaping by ice, landscaping by wind, soil, the atmosphere, climate, world climate zones, weather, human impact, world population growth, the future, mapmaking, the physical earth, countries of the world, and earth statistics. The last chapter is a ready reference. section, with pages covering world biomes, world water, winds and ocean currents, world pollution, biodiversity and extinction, world health, world education, world wealth, world energy, world commodities, world trade, time zones, world organizations, world religions, world communications, and world statistics. Containing essential information on all the world's countries, the authors have also included some evolutionary theories about the formation of the earth, and time spans for certain things may stretch back millions and billions of years. As a whole, though, as with any other Kingfisher book, you will not be disappointed. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 022416
    ISBN: 9780825433283
    Retail: $26.99
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    Includes over 150 full-color photos of relevant sites, maps, and illustrations, commentaries on specific historical developments discussed in Eusebius' works, as well as indexes on relevant people, places, and topics included in the works.

  • Item #: 005226
    ISBN: 9781404870192
    Retail: $7.49
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