Everything you need to know to get by in the 21st century
Concise yet amazingly comprehensive, The Knowledge Book is the ultimate desk reference for inquisitive minds.
This incredible survey of humankind's most significant ideas distils thousands of years of thought and achievements, explains how they are linked and why they are important, and packs everything into the one single, stylish volume.
The Knowledge Book comprises seven sections that span the range of human knowledge: cultural history, the stars and planets, life on Earth, social issues, spirit and soul, the arts, and modern life. Over 2,000 dazzling illustrations function as a visual catalogue of these seven major fields of knowledge.
We learn about the mechanics of the big bang, the birth of instrumental music, the amphibian life cycle, the development of literature and more. Humankind's darkest hours are on display, as well as its finest. We see the rise and wrath of dictatorial forms of government and learn about the discoveries of the first mathematicians.
Visually arresting and encyclopaedic in its scope, The Knowledge Book is valuable for students, scholars and everyone in between.
David Wallechinsky is the co-author of 19 books, including The Peoples Almanac Series, The 20th Century: History With The Boring Parts Left Out, and Tyrants: The Worlds 20 Worst Dictators. He is a contributing editor of the Parade Magazine
The Knowledge Book
Hardie Grant Books
Author: David Wallechinsky