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History: From the Dawn of Civilization to the Present Day
     

History: From the Dawn of Civilization to the Present Day

by Adam Hart-Davis
 

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Homo sapiens have remained the same species, largely unchanged in genetic makeup and anatomy since the Cro-Magnon era. By contrast, the cultural, social, and technological changes since then have been nothing less than extraordinary. Telling our story, from prehistory to the present day, DK's History is a thought-provoking journey, revealing the common

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Homo sapiens have remained the same species, largely unchanged in genetic makeup and anatomy since the Cro-Magnon era. By contrast, the cultural, social, and technological changes since then have been nothing less than extraordinary. Telling our story, from prehistory to the present day, DK's History is a thought-provoking journey, revealing the common threads and forces that have shaped human history.

Includes:

  • Inventions, discoveries, and ideas that have shaped world history
  • A look at human achievement through artifacts, painting, sculpture, and architecture
  • An examination of humankind in context as part of the natural world
  • Eyewitness accounts and biographies of key figures
  • A comprehensive timeline chronicling the key events of the countries of the world

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"[T]he book excels in by telling well-chosen stories in simple, illustrated form, always offering enough depth of information to satisfy the curious." – DigitalInsider.com

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756676094
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
03/19/2012
Pages:
612
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.60(d)

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