Chambers History Factfinder gives a comprehensive but accessible overview of the events that have shaped our world, presenting a wide-ranging chronology from prehistory to the present. Peppered with fascinating facts, it also includes individual timelines of the major episodes in history. Hundreds of highly browsable lists not only answer the questions everyone asks, such as "When was the Battle of...?", but also provide absorbing and often surprising details, bringing the past to vibrant life. Chambers History Factfinder will entertain and inform those with a passing interest in history, while also acting as a handy source for those studying in depth, listing all the essential facts in one place.
This internationally renowned reference publisher continues its celebrated tradition of excellence into the present day with such informative and authoritative works as the Chambers Crossword Dictionary, Chambers Encyclopedia, Chambers Biographical Dictionary and the all-new Chambers Dictionary of Quotations. Chambers is based in Edinburgh, as it always has been, and employs editors with a wide range of skills on dictionaries and other titles for a variety of users, including students and teachers of English as a foreign or second language. As well as the core business of publishing dictionaries and thesauruses, Chambers also publishes a range of titles on grammar and usage, single-volume reference titles on science, history, biography and quotations, as well as titles for Scrabble(R) and crosswords.