Yay! Another captivating DK book for children has just come out today. 100 Events that Made History is an encyclopedia of ideas, inventions, wars, scientific breakthroughs, disasters (both natural and human-made), and other historical happenings that had a major influence on how our world looks today. The book's colorful collage-art layout is attractive and inviting.
I enjoyed this book along with my 12-year-old daughter, and I actually learned a lot of little nuggets that I missed in school. The wide range of topics include the discovery of bronze, Confucius, Teotihuacan, Julius Caesar, the birth of Israel, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the first flight, global communications, and about 92 other influential milestones in history. Each are explained with fun facts in 1-2 pages, which isn't enough to turn readers into scholars on any one subject, but will certainly whet their appetites to devour more on their own. And put together, 100 Events allows readers to connect the dots from the beginning of human ideas to where we are now scientifically, politically, spiritually and socially.
100 Events that Made History: Memorable Moments that Shaped the Modern World
2016, 128 pages, 8.8 x 11.2 x 0.6 inches