Praise for the previous edition: "...designed to meet a wide range of educational standards...Teachers in many disciplines can...benefit from this resource."--Library Journal Now completely up to date, the Timelines On File four-volume set has been used and trusted by middle and high school students, teachers, and librarians for years. This updated edition offers wide-ranging and complete chronologies through 2005 and features 18 new plates and 150 newly designed maps and illustrations. New information covers the current situation in Iraq, as well as the Canadian provinces. Each updated volume in this comprehensive set provides hundreds of illustrations, tables, and graphs, and is arranged to closely follow today's school curriculum. Volume 1 covers ancient and medieval history, focusing on societies around the globe. Volume 2 explores the history of the expanding world, and Volume 3 examines the 20th century. Volume 4 presents a thumbnail history of each United Nations member, every U.S. state, and every Canadian province. Each volume begins with an outline of world history, followed by historical timelines of specific regions and arts, religions and ideas, and science and technology that flourished within each region. Regions include: *Africa *Asia *Australasia and the Pacific *Canada *Central and South America *Europe *The Middle East *The United States.Facts on File, Inc. Staff is the author of 'Ancient and Medieval World (Prehistory to 1500 CE)', published 2006 under ISBN 9780816063680 and ISBN 0816063680.