We just received a copy of the Encyclopedia Britannica/Getty Images History of the World in Photographs: 1850-Present and this is definitely a book you shouldn't miss!
- 2,000 historical photos
- 6,000 chronological entries
- Plus 20,000 more photos on an enclosed CD-ROM
This large, coffee-table style book is one of the most gorgeous books I've looked through in quite some time. Encyclopedia Britannica, one of the world's most respected reference publishers, and Getty Images, the largest photographic collection in the world, have joined together to create this groundbreaking visual journey through more than a century of world history. Beginning in the year 1850--the year Harriet Tubman guided members of her family to freedom via the Underground Railroad, Charles Dickens published David Copperfield, and Levi Strauss began selling dry goods to California miners--this comprehensive volume of facts and photographs chronicles 150 years of human progress.