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Posted by Sam, July 19, 2021

Take a look inside A History of the World in 25 Cities

This September we’re very excited to be publishing A History of the World in 25 Cities – a stunning illustrated book of extraordinary city maps, telling the story of human civilization throughout history.

And today we’re thrilled to be sharing an early preview of the book!

From the walled city of ancient Jericho to the modern-day metropolis of Tokyo, discover what cities can tell us about our past while also inspiring us to build a better future. Take a voyage of discovery and witness the birth of democracy in Athens, walk the lamplit streets of Benin deep in the West African rainforest, or discover what life was like in China’s long-lost capital city of Xianyang.

Featuring 25 specially created city maps, illustrated by Libby VanderPloeg, and co-authored by award-winning Tracey Turner and Andrew Donkin in consultation with specialist curators at the British Museum, this captivating book is packed with countless facts for curious readers to return to again and again.

With vibrant, carefully researched maps, followed by two gorgeously illustrated pages packed with fascinating information about what life was like in each city, this is the perfect gift for children who want to explore history around the world.

Take a look inside:

A History of the World in 25 Cities will be published this September – you can order a copy from Waterstones here, Bookshop.org here, or Amazon here.

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