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More than 10,000 years of history in the palm of your hand From the early beginnings of human civilization in prehistoric times, to the first manned space flight and beyond, discover all about the things that have influenced our past and shaped our world today. You'll meet great rulers and politicians, philosophers and revolutionaries who have changed world history. Travel to mighty civilisations to explore the progress of humanity. Follow earth-shattering wars and revolutions, major achievements in the fields of science and techlogy and milestones in the arts. Plus, take a look at the common threads running through the world's diverse and geographically distant cultures, as well as their many differences.
Philip Parker is the author of The Empire Stops Here: A Journey along the Frontiers of the Roman World (2009) and was a contributor to DK's Battle (2006). As a publisher he ran the Times books list, including works on Ancient Civilizations and The Times History of the World. He lives in London.