Provides historical information and interpretation on ancient civilizations in Egypt, Mesopotamia, Asia Minor, China, Africa, Israel, and elsewhere. Ancient Civilizations: Almanac is a two book series that covers twelve civilizations. Book 1 covers 1) Egypt, 2) Mesopotamia, 3) Israel, 4) Phoenicia, Syria, and Arabia, 5) Asia Minor and the Black Sea Region, 6) Persia, and 7) India. Book 2 covers 1) China, 2) the Americas, 3) Africa, 4) Greece, and 5) Rome.
These books contain some interesting pictures and informative sidebars, but it is a very low-level introduction. That is to say, that while they are broad in reach, they are very shallow in detail. In general I would call these books a good resource for a High School level reader.