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A Concise History of the Middle East

New Revised Edition
Arthur Goldschmidt Jr. and Lawrence Davidson
The ninth edition of this widely acclaimed text by Arthur Goldschmidt Jr. and Lawrence Davidson has been extensively revised to reflect the latest scholarship and the most recent events in the Middle East. As an introduction to the history of this turbulent region from the beginnings of Islam to the...

Weapon A Visual History of Arms and Armour

The ultimate record of arms and armour through the ages – in a new compact edition
An epic 4,000-year illustrated story of weaponry. From stone axes to heavy machine-guns, swords to sniper rifles, discover the innovative design, range, lethal function and brutal history of arms and armour, and meet the warriors who wielded them. Includes all the important arms through the ages,...

World History Atlas Mapping the Human Journey

The history of the world – in a new compact edition
From the rise and fall of empires to the birth of nations, culture and conflict, explore the history of our world, from early man to the 21st century. Key era overviews build up a story of the changing world through the centuries using maps and charts, looking at empires, trade and migrations, while...

The Vatican

Secrets and Treasures of the Holy City A unique visual guide to life inside the spiritual centre of the Catholic Church, beautifully photographed with over 700 specially commissioned images.
Vatican City is the world’s smallest sovereign state, but at the same time it is the spiritual heart of one of the world’s great religions with worldwide influence. Through the inside knowledge of Father Michael Collins, gain a privileged insight into the unique 2,000 year history, traditional ceremonies,...

Britain's Buildings, Place and Spaces

A stunning exploration of the wonder of Britain’s architecture with Ptolemy Dean, presenter of BBC2’s Restoration
From Churches and Cathedrals to Music Halls and Country Houses explore Britain with Ptolemy Dean, presenter of BBC2’s Restoration. Take a look around Britain’s best buildings and explore our unique relationship with our surroundings through expert insight from Ptolemy and his personal illustrations. With...

World War II

A compact edition of this unique global account of the Second World War in all its brutal intensity

World War I

Anniversary edition of this dynamic portrait of World War I.
Published to coincide with the 90th anniversary of the armistice, this dramatic account of World War I combines emotive photography with personal accounts to evoke both the futility and spirit of the Great War. Every aspect of World War I – sea, land and the home front – are explored giving you a...

The Way of the Warrior

The ultimate guide to the martial arts of the world with Kung-Fu virtuoso and TV presenter Chris Crudelli.
From the ancient fighting arts of India and China to modern disarming techniques and Olympic sports, explore every major style of martial art in existence in this stunning visual guide. Take virtual tours of dojos and temples, learn about the history and philosophy of fighting, find out about the...


A spectacular and lavish look at India, the world’s most vibrant civilisation – past, present and future.
Experience the diversity and vibrancy of India with this unique portrait. More than 700 unique photographs reveal a land and people in transition, where tradition and modernity combine to extraordinary effect. Take a visual journey through India’s diverse landscapes, from some of the world’s highest...

China A Portrait of the People, Place and Culture

A spectacular and lavish portrait of China, the world’s oldest civilization – past, present and future
Take an incredible journey to today’s China and beyond from the comfort of your armchair. Seven hundred never-seen-before photographs combine to create a revealing portrait of this extraordinary country. Explore every aspect of the world's oldest civilization; from China’s stunning landscapes, extraordinary...


Rediscover our seafaring past in the compact edition of this sophisticated maritime book
Whether you're a Master, Commander or Pirate of the Caribbean, this is the vessel for you. From the earliest canoes to today's sophisticated ocean-going giants, witness the drama, the splendour and excitement of Ship's story above and below the waves, through centuries of exploration, endeavour and conflict. Covetable...

Organized Crime

An Inside Guide to the World's Most Successful Industry
Organised Crime is the first fully illustrated book to document the astonishing scale, and enormous power, of all the major organised criminal networks operating in the world today. It reveals the methods, motivations and tools employed by organised crime groups to amass vast profits from illegal...

The Story of America

Freedom and crisis from settlement to superpower
The Story of America presents the history of the United States not as an endless parade of specific facts but as a story with twists and turns, heroes and villains, saints and sinners, and even some comic relief. The Story of America provides a continuously absorbing tour of the American past from its...

History The definitive, 4.4 million year-old story of human history

The Definitive Visual Guide - From the Dawn of Civilization to the Present Day
From the origins of mankind to the 21st century, spanning the globe and based on the latest research, the complete story of the people, events, themes, ideas and forces that have shaped human existence. Find out about our history’s turning points: eye witness accounts and biographies give a personal...


Explosive reference for all the family in handy compact format
From the first chariot clashes of the ancient world to the bloody conflicts of today’s Middle East and the modern era of nuclear weapons, explore 5,000 years of armed battles and brutal combat. Get up close to an incredible array of artefacts, paintings, maps, battle plans and photographs which bring...
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