What terrible secret was buried in Shi Huangdi's tomb? Did nomads like lizard stew? And how did a six-year-old become the last emperor of Rome? Told in a straightforward, engaging style, The Story of the World covers the sweep of human history through the end of the Roman empire. Africa, China, Europe, the Americas--find out what happened all around the world in long-ago times. The Story of the World, Volume 1 includes maps, a timeline, and illustrations. This read-aloud series is designed for parents to share with elementary-school children. Enjoy it together and introduce your child to the marvelous story of the world's civilizations.