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From the world's greatest science writer, a history of the world from the Big Bang to 1945, told in irresistible short takes and highlighted by a timeline.

From the world's greatest science writer, a history of the world from the big bang to 1945, told in irresistible short takes and highlighted by a timeline. Same easy-to-use format as Asimov's Chronology of Science and Discovery.

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Overview

From the world's greatest science writer, a history of the world from the Big Bang to 1945, told in irresistible short takes and highlighted by a timeline.

From the world's greatest science writer, a history of the world from the big bang to 1945, told in irresistible short takes and highlighted by a timeline. Same easy-to-use format as Asimov's Chronology of Science and Discovery.

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Library Journal
An author who has written 465 books unquestionably knows the craft well, and here Asimov tackles nothing less than a history of the Earth from the creation of the universe to 1945. The format is similar to Asimov's Chronology of Science and Discovery ( LJ 10/1/89): blocks of time are isolated and their events chronicled, first with theories in prehistory and then through historical records. One finishes the book feeling that history has been more the march of armies than of enlightenment. Asimov's style is crisp, concise, and devoid of jargon, and he is not above interjecting an occasional ironic or strongly felt opinion when a human foible invites one. Some, perhaps most, concepts and events are treated in an overly simplified manner, but that is unavoidable in a book that attempts to cover 15 billion years of history. Events are conveyed in broad terms, and proportionately few dates are included to interrupt the narrative, making this book as useful in a circulating collection as in reference. Its use as a ready reference tool, either to answer basic questions or as a starting point for more detailed research, will depend largely on the thoroughness of the index, unavailable for review. Those wishing for a more concise historical chronology might purchase Bernard Grun's Timetables of History (S. & S., 1982. rev. ed.); though an older title, it covers a more manageable period, from 5000 B.C. to 1978. For public, school, and university libraries.-- James Moffet, Baldwin P.L., Birmingham, Mich.
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Asimov is nothing if not ambitious but this is a mind-boggler even from him--simply a chronological history of the universe (mainly the earth) from 15,000,000,000 years ago (the big bang) to 1945 (the end of WWII). It describes events that occurred all around the globe--first evolutionary, then cultural, political, military, social, and technological developments--within specific time frames. For reference or browsing. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062700360
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/28/1991
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 704
  • Product dimensions: 7.37 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 2.05 (d)

Meet the Author

To list Isaac Asimov's honors, as to list his books, would be excessive. Let it simply be noted that Isaac Asimov was the most famous, most honored, most widely read, and most beloved science fiction author of all time. In his five decades as an author, he wrote more than four hundred books, won every award his readers and colleagues could contrive to give him, and provided pleasure and insight to millions. He died in 1992, still at work.

Biography

To list Isaac Asimov's honors, as to list his books, would be excessive. Let it simply be noted that Isaac Asimov was the most famous, most honored, most widely read, and most beloved science fiction author of all time. In his five decades as an author, he wrote more than four hundred books, won every award his readers and colleagues could contrive to give him, and provided pleasure and insight to millions. He died in 1992, still at work.

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    1. Date of Birth:
      January 20, 1920
    2. Place of Birth:
      Petrovichi, Russia
    1. Date of Death:
      April 6, 1992
    2. Place of Death:
      New York, New York
    1. Education:
      Columbia University, B.S. in chemistry, 1939; M.A. in chemistry, 1941; Ph.D. in biochemistry, 1948

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    Makes learning history fun!

    I've never taken a proper world history course in high school or college, but Asimov to the rescue! He includes all the important names, dates, and events, but explains what CAUSES the events, and also gives the origins of sobriquets, country names (Andalusia comes from Vandalusia, since the Vandals occupied Spain!), latin names,etc. He's very readable. An excellent survey course and introduction to ALL world history, including Asia and Africa. Asimov also expresses his opinion at times, which is refreshing when trying to digest such ostensibly dry material as names, dates, battles, alliances, etc. He also lists important cultural events, artists, and writers who influenced culture. This book is a MUST-HAVE for those who don't want to skip the important stuff, but who don't need all the convoluted jargon most history textbooks have. Truly a readable, enjoyable book!

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