The Rise of Western Society

Sailing Ships and Revolutions

From the Series Human History Timeline

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Follow four centuries of discovery and change, from the moment people set out to explore the world to turbulent times when it turned upside down—even for the people who stayed home! See how South American gold fueled Spain’s Golden Age, Ivan the Terrible expanded Russia at a terrible cost, a French king and an English king lost their heads (literally), and the United States won independence. Illustrated maps highlight key events and give a bird’s eye view of what was happening when and where—including mind-blowing inventions such as the telegraph, photography, and the car.

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Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Social Studies
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Browseable Nonfiction
Copyright 2018
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Hungry Tomato ®
Imprint Hungry Tomato ®
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2018-01-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF025080, JNF038000, JNF052000
Dewey 909.08
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 1030
Guided Reading Level Y
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Fast facts, Index, Maps, Table of contents, and Timeline

Author: John Farndon

John Farndon is a Royal Literary Fellow at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, UK, and the author of a huge number of books for adults and children on science, history, technology and nature, including such international best-sellers as Do Not Open and Do You Think You're Clever?

Illustrator: Christian Cornia