Turning Points in History
The transformative power of various movements, voyages, conceits, and outright brainstorms are the focus of this provocative series. A true journey into modernity, this set delves into the facts surrounding landmark decisions, actions, and inventions that have advanced cultures, inspired humankind, and forever changed the way the world works. Supplementing the text, which is categorized for easy referencing, are an array of photographs and illustrations that provide an unforgettable visual narrative. Readers will see the world in a whole new light after learning about the social movements, inventions, explorers, and theories that have created our society's substrate. A detailed table of contents allows for leisure reading by subject and also acts a quick locator for research.
* Reviews *Series Review: Turning Points in History
"This series will fill a niche in any high school reference section. It covers social, scientific, political, and intellectual theories, movements, concepts, and turning points that young people frequently do not understand...Librarians will find this series very useful..."
--Library Media Connection
Series Review: Turning Points in History
"This well-written set...will help advanced researchers better understand events, inventions, and ideas that influenced or contributed to the modern world. The books are divided into thematic chapters that objectively cover a topic, such as communication or liberalism, from its origins to the present, so that students can see how it developed and changed through innovation or evolution in thought or knowledge. Sidebars, average-quality black-and-white illustrations and photos, and bibliographies enhance the titles...These outstanding selections will help researchers understand the evolution of science, technology, and philosophies."
--School Library Journal