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Colin Peter McEvedy (6 June 1930 – 1 August 2005), was a British psychiatrist, historian, demographer and non-fiction author. He was born in Salford, Lancashire and died in London.

McEvedy's profession was psychiatry, in which he had a distinguished career. He became perhaps better known, though, as a historian and demographer, and certainly so by the public at large. Between 1961 and 2002 he produced a number of historical atlases which, unlike most such atlases, feature fixed base-maps; in most cases, each atlas uses a single principal base-map, which is shown repeatedly, at many dates, as the atlas goes along, thus illustrating changes over the ages, from ancient down to modern, within the chosen area. The accompanying text, typically, is mostly a running commentary on what the maps of a given atlas show. Another feature of the atlases is McEvedy's witty and engaging writing-style, which he used on occasion to challenge established opinions among historians and demographers. Although he was not, strictly speaking, a professional in those fields, he became professionally respected in them, with his views making their way into standard textbooks.

Mcevedy had two daughters. His eldest, Flora Mcevedy, is the author of the Step-Parent's Parachute, published by Piatkus Books in 2009.. His younger daughter Allegra McEvedy is a noted chef, co-founder of the Leon chain of restaurants, and appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2008 Birthday Honours.

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Total Books: 38
Cities of the Classical World
2011 - Cities of the Classical World (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781846144271
ISBN-10: 1846144272
Genre: History
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The Penguin Atlas of African History
2008 - The Penguin Atlas of African History (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781439506677
ISBN-10: 1439506671
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The New Penguin Atlas of Ancient History  Revised edition
2003 - The New Penguin Atlas of Ancient History Revised Edition (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780140513486
ISBN-10: 0140513485
Genres: History, Reference
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The New Penguin Atlas of Recent History  Europe Since 1815
2003 - The New Penguin Atlas of Recent History Europe Since 1815 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780140515046
ISBN-10: 0140515046
Genre: Reference
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The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Pacific
1998 - The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Pacific [Penguin Reference Books] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780140254280
ISBN-10: 0140254285
Genres: History, Reference
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Atlas of African History The Penguin  Revised Edition
1996 - Atlas of African History the Penguin Revised Edition [Hist Atlas] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780140513219
ISBN-10: 0140513213
Genres: History, Reference
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Atlas of Medieval History The New Penguin  Revised Edition
1992 - Atlas of Medieval History the New Penguin Revised Edition [Hist Atlas] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780140512496
ISBN-10: 0140512497
Genre: History
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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The Guinness Encyclopedia of World History
1992 - The Guinness Encyclopedia of World History (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780851129945
ISBN-10: 0851129943
Genre: Reference
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The Penguin Atlas of North American History to 1870
1988 - The Penguin Atlas of North American History to 1870 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780140511284
ISBN-10: 0140511288
Genre: Reference
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Atlas of North American History
1988 - Atlas of North American History [Hist Atlas] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780670821204
ISBN-10: 0670821209
Genre: History
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Penguin Atlas of Modern History
1986 - Penguin Atlas of Modern History [To 1815] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780140511536
ISBN-10: 0140511539
Genres: History, Reference
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The Penguin Atlas of Recent History Europe Since 1815
1986 - The Penguin Atlas of Recent History Europe Since 1815 [Reference Books] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780140511543
ISBN-10: 0140511547
Genres: History, Reference
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Penguin Atlas of Ancient History
1986 - Penguin Atlas of Ancient History [Reference Books] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780140511512
ISBN-10: 0140511512
Genres: History, Reference
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The Penguin Atlas of Medieval History
1986 - The Penguin Atlas of Medieval History [Hist Atlas] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780140511529
ISBN-10: 0140511520
Genre: History
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Atlas of World Population History
1978 - Atlas of World Population History [Hist Atlas] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780140510768
ISBN-10: 0140510761
Genres: Business & Money, Reference, Nonfiction
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Atlas of World History
1974 - Atlas of World History [The atlas of world history] (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780298791262
ISBN-10: 0298791269
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The Penguin Atlas of Modern History To 1815
1973 - The Penguin Atlas of Modern History to 1815 [Hist Atlas] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780140708417
ISBN-10: 0140708413
Genres: History, Reference, Science & Math
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The Penguin Atlas of Ancient History
1967 - The Penguin Atlas of Ancient History [Hist Atlas] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780140708325
ISBN-10: 0140708324
Genre: Reference
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World History Factfinder
World History Factfinder (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780025831902
ISBN-10: 0025831909
Genre: History
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Dark Ages
Dark Ages (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780027655407
ISBN-10: 0027655407
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Atlas of World History From the Beginning to Alexander the Great v 1