9780199104925 / 0199104921

The Oxford Children's Book of the 20th Century


Publisher:Oxford University Press



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The 20th century has seen more spectacular change than any other period in history. Unlike other books, which have a fragmented chronicle-based approach, the Oxford Children's Book of the 20th Century takes a series of major themes, scientific, cultural and political; each subject is given a self-contained double-page spread which explains with clarity and authority the impact of the major developments throughout the century. Dramatic changes - so dramatic that children can find them hard to grasp - are clearly explained in a text that is supported by a wealth of stunning photos and other illustrations. * suitable for children of 9 and over * tackles the real issues of the century in highly entertaining and readable narrative (in contrast to fragmented Chronicle/timeline-based approach of other books on the subject) * covers a blend of serious and lighter topics, and takes a global perspective throughout * subjects covered include: the end of empire; the growth of youth culture; the revolution in transport and communications; the fight for equality between races and sexes; the technological revolution; the globalization of sport and entertainment * prize-winning author of fiction and non-fiction books for both children and adults, with almost 100 published titles to his credit * text scrutinized by historical specialists * beautifully illustrated with about 100 illustrations: specially researched photos (full colur and historical black and white) with some maps and diagrams * the text of each spread is complemented with a timeline of the key events in the area * also includes full index, glossary and 4-page general timeline of the century

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