A lavish pack incorporating two of The Times' finest atlases and history books. This set is the ideal geography and history reference. Carrying the authority of The Times and its unrivalled reputation for accurate and current information, these two books are an authoritative guide to the world - past and present. The Times Compact History of the World is the most comprehensive small-format single-volume illustrated history of the world, richly enhanced with striking maps and photographs and featuring an accessible text by leading academics. It is fully up-to-date with the Indian Ocean tsunami and the overthrow of Saddam Hussein. The Times World Atlas is a complete world reference atlas in a convenient and easy-to use format, retaining the authority, style and detail of the larger Times atlases. All the mapping and information in this new edition has been brought fully up-to-date to give an accurate picture of today's world. Detailed reference maps in the distinctive and respected Times style provide balanced, systematic coverage of all parts of the world. All 25,000 place names on the maps are fully indexed.
The introductory section presents an extensive states and territories guide along with thematic maps and statistics on major world themes giving an accurate picture of today's world.