This well-written, informative, and richly illustrated book deserves to be in the library of every home
It should be consulted from time to time, and actually read chapter by chapter periodically, once studied thoroughly.
It covers a lot of ground succinctly. Sidebars and maps complete each story.
The book is chronologically organized covering geography, evolution, history and advancement of mankind with specific and highly relevant information that can be used for general conversation.
One minor shortcoming of this otherwise excellent book may be the extensive depth of US history and insufficient depth and breadth of other countries and/or continents.
A very well written and fascinating book that everyone interested in history should read.
Enjoyable, informative, and useful.