The Knowledge Book: Everything You Need to Know to Get by in the 21st Century

The Knowledge Book: Everything You Need to Know to Get by in the 21st Century Author National Geographic
ISBN-10 142620518X
ISBN-13 9781426205187
Year 2009-09-15
Pages 400
Language English
Publisher National Geographic
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Indispensable for every home library and office The Knowledge Book distills thousands of years of humankinds most significant ideas and achievements explains how they are linked and why they are importantand packs everything into a single irresistibly readable volume The richly illustrated pages burst with essential facts from all major fields of knowledge science technology philosophy art religion economics and more Loaded with cross referencing fact boxes and other helpful features the book is topically organized into five sections Earth and Space Mathematics and the Sciences Politics and Economics Religion Philosophy and Psychology and the Arts An introductory spread opens each section summarizing its biggest ideas and discoveries Time lines and fact boxes place events in the context of history while sidebars add interesting details on processes inventions and artistic techniques Famous personalities are introduced in highlighted columns Finally each section ends with a notation that lists the major issues to be resolved in our day Color coded tabs guide readers through the book and support this innovative and accessible approach More than a thousand vibrant images captivate readers who enjoy visual learning and function as a colorful catalog of essential knowledge

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The Knowledge Book

The Knowledge Book Author National Geographic
ISBN-10 9781426205187
Release 2009
Pages 400