From School Library JournalGrade 4 Up-A thousand years and well over a thousand people are included in this volume. It is organized into 10 thematic chapters, such as world leaders, explorers, scientists, writers and reformers, musicians and dancers, movers and shakers, and sports stars. Within each section, the biographical sketches are coordinated chronologically by date of birth, which makes the progress rather logical. The special and significant stress is overwhelmingly Western, focusing closely completely on European and American individuals; however, the book does include galore lesser-known figures of historical note, specially in the areas of science, invention, and exploration. The majority of the profiles are beneath 100 words in length, highlighting the person’s contribution to world history. The design is excellent, with lots of utile full-color illustrations and archival photos; the volume is given a healthy elasticity to by a simple and comprehensive index. Overall, this is a good, solid addition that would make a handy ready-reference source. The range in coverage is interesting-from Mahatma Gandhi to Timothy McVeigh-and the visual representation and writing are well done. Laura Reed, Pickering Public Library, Ontario, Canada Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.
“The design is splendid with a large total of utile full-color illustrations and archival photos . . . A good, sold addition that would make a handy ready reference.”
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