There have been many battles fought over the centuries. Few battles occur without bloodshed and destruction, and few occur without a dramatic outcome. This book presents the ten most pivotal battles that have altered the course of human history, including Waterloo, Thermopylae, Gettysburg, and Dien Bien Phu. The eye-catching illustrations and high-interest content are sure to entice reluctant readers while they learn about the unforgettable details of life-changing conflicts.
What determines the direction that history will take? This series pulls together a collection of the top ten things affecting history in a number of different fields. Each event or person is featured on a two-page spread, with an overview that includes the key players, dates, and the lasting affect on history. Computer-generated graphics, photos, and other illustrations enhance the textual details through colorful visuals. Another section of "honorable mentions" and a timeline of events-to put everything in perspective at a glance-finish off each book. These are quick reads that introduce history's top stories, and maybe just wet the appetite a little! The strong>Scientific Discoveries book does mention natural selection and early human ancestry. 32 pgs, pb. ~ Zach