New Horizons series

General History

The Calendar

The Calendar

Measuring Time

  • Paperback
Intensely readable … de Bourgoing weaves a rich, anecdotal line – Antiques Magazine

The Forbidden City

The Forbidden City

Heart of Imperial China

  • Paperback
Despite great political upheaval and social change in the rest of China, the life of rigid protocol and ritual in the Forbidden City remained unaltered, seemingly frozen in time, until the day when the modern world entered its long-closed gates and changed it for ever.

The Irish Famine
  • Paperback
Hundreds of documentary illustrations interwoven with a gripping text, bring the Irish famine vividly to life

Mughal India

Mughal India

Splendours of the Peacock Throne

  • Paperback
Under such enlightened patrons as Akbar the Great in the 16th century and Jahangir and Shah Jahan in the 17th century, this vast muslim empire produced paintings of technical excellence and architecture of exceptional quality, such as the Taj Mahal.

Numbers

Numbers

The Universal Language

  • Paperback
This information-packed book uses clear language and over 130 illustrations to describe the basic principles of numbers, as well as the ways in which they have been used.

Tibet

Tibet

Turning the Wheel of Life

  • Paperback
Exceptionally interesting … recommended to anyone who wants an introduction to Tibetan political and cultural history – Circle of Inner Asian Art Newsletter

The Vikings

The Vikings

Lords of the Seas

  • Paperback

Writing

Writing

The Story of Alphabets and Scripts

  • Paperback
The story of the evolution of alphabets, scripts and ciphers is told in nearly 200 illustrations woven into a fascinating text including many historical documents.