September 01, 2013
Not quite 'at-a-glance' but it's close
The full chart is available at the link.
The Entire History of the World—Really, All of It—Distilled Into a Single Gorgeous Chart
This "Histomap," created by John B. Sparks, was first printed by Rand McNally in 1931. [...]
This giant, ambitious chart fit neatly with a trend in nonfiction book publishing of the 1920s and 1930s: the "outline," in which large subjects (the history of the world! every school of philosophy! all of modern physics!) were distilled into a form comprehensible to the most uneducated layman.
Posted by joke du jour at September 1, 2013 12:02 PM
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