What was the Black Death? Who fought in the Hundred Years' War? What do people mean by the Counter-Reformation? With its simple chronological and thematic arrangement, The Concise Kingfisher History Encyclopedia puts the whole of history, and the legacy of human civilization — from the Ice Age to the Information Age — at the fingertips of today's children. Divided into ten clearly defined time periods (from 40,000 B.C.E. to the present day), "The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia" covers every major empire, civilization, revolution, and war, as well as the technological and cultural advances that have left their mark on history.