Following the odyssey of human beings throughout time, this second volume begins with the year 1400 and extends through 1914 and the beginning of World War I, covering The Renaissance and Reformation, Counter-Reformation, Islamic Empires, Exploration, Conquistadors, The Enlightenment, The French Revolution, The Romanovs, Industrial Revolution in England and New England, Slavery, Imperialism, and more. Filled with photographs, students will discover portraits and drawings of the people they're reading about, as well as artifacts, artwork, and journalistic coverage. Geography concepts and skills are introduced while developments in religion, philosophy, the arts, and science and technology are explored chronologically and, within broad areas, regionally. Engaging stories, straightforward text, images, maps, charts, and pronunciation help boxes ensure students' interest and understanding. 736 pages with glossary and index, hardcover. 1400-1914. Volume 2. Grade 8.