A guide to China. It includes details on important sights with maps, photos and illustrations. It provides advice on seeing gardens, national parks, tours, architecture, temples, festivals, shops, museums and palaces.
Have the world at your fingertips with this invaluable global guide. From the African Plains to the Himalayan heights over 60 maps, using unique landscape modelling, detail all the world's nations in astonishing clarity.
Presents the history of the world. From the rise and fall of empires to the birth of nations, culture and conflict, this book lets you explore the history of our world, from early man to the 21st century. It features key era overviews that build up a story of the changing world through the centuries using maps and charts.
"Whole waves were swept by the fire. The dead lay in long rows where they had fallen, the wounded lay with them." It was a bitter battle of attrition that cost the British army 58,000 casualties on the first day alone. This work features archive images and film footage, interviews, key military features and 'then and now' views of the battlefield.
A complete story of the people, events, themes, ideas and forces that have shaped human existence. This book explains our history's turning points, eye witness accounts and biographies that give a personal angle to major events. It helps you explore humankind's legacy from architecture and artefacts to the big ideas that have changed our world.
A comprehensive, highly illustrated account of what makes us what we are: how we evolved, how our bodies develop and work, and how we think and behave both as individuals and as members of society.
A brilliant and innovative collection of 175 ideas which have changed the world - from time to evolution, anarchy to zen. Using illustrations to bring the concepts vividly to life, this thought- provoking book is great for dinner party conversation! Change your own ideas by reading Ideas That Changed the World.
Spanning geography, communications, politics, sport, history, culture, design and art, this book features flags, covering over 400 flags and flag history, explaining the widespread use and significance of flags and flag design.
Take a dip into the top drawer - the decadent world of stockings, strings and underthings. As revealing as cami-knickers on a breezy day, this is your key to the undiscovered world of underwear, from noble beginnings to catwalk domination.
Explore the stirring tales of thrill-seekers and adventurers in this visual guide to the world's greatest mountaineers and the climbs they conquered. Includes rare artefacts and previously unpublished photographs and specially commissioned route maps of history's greatest ascents.