- Library Set
- © Year
- Reading Level:
- Grade 10
- Interest Level:
- Grades 9 – 12
- At Level Resource
- 336 – 384 pp.
- 6" x 9"
- Black-and-White Photographs, Illustrations, Glossary, Index, Further Reading, Introductory and Epilogue Material
The Britannica Guide to the World's Most Influential People
It has been said that when it comes to success, it isn't what you know, but who you know. In this intriguing series, readers get the best of both worlds. Concise but information-packed biographies grace these pages, detailing the lives and life's work of hundreds of leading individuals from an assortment of disciplines. Readers will get to know the foremost minds within science, art, writing, music, invention, and philosophy. Eminent women and world leaders are also reviewed. Each valuable compendium offers a comprehensive index, complementary visuals, and behind-the-scenes details that reveal the very human nature behind famous personalities.
ReviewsSeries Review: World's Most Influential People
"This ambitious series corrals world history's major doers and thinkers whose work challenges and inspires people consistently, or incites change or reform on a large scale. People of many races and nationalities are represented. Careful wording bridges one chronologically arranged article to the next, enhancing the idea that one person's word builds on an earlier individual's accomplishments...this series is a goldmine."
--School Library Journal
Series Review: The Britannica Guide to the World's Most Influential People
"From leaders to commoners, this comprehensive series features people who have made major impacts throughout history. Organized in chronological order, subjects are represented from around the globe and range from B.C. to present day...A good series for high school students obtaining background information."
--Mary Shwander, New Hope-Solebury High School