A Little History of the World / Edition 1

A Little History of the World / Edition 1

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by E. H. Gombrich, Clifford Harper
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300108834

ISBN-13: 9780300108835

Pub. Date: 10/13/2005

Publisher: Yale University Press

E. H. Gombrich’s bestselling history of the world for young readers tells the story of mankind from the Stone Age to the atomic bomb, focusing not on small detail but on the sweep of human experience, the extent of human achievement, and the depth of its frailty. The product of a generous and humane sensibility, this timeless account makes intelligible the

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E. H. Gombrich’s bestselling history of the world for young readers tells the story of mankind from the Stone Age to the atomic bomb, focusing not on small detail but on the sweep of human experience, the extent of human achievement, and the depth of its frailty. The product of a generous and humane sensibility, this timeless account makes intelligible the full span of human history. In forty concise chapters, Gombrich tells the story of man from the stone age to the atomic bomb. In between emerges a colorful picture of wars and conquests, grand works of art, and the spread and limitations of science. This is a text dominated not by dates and facts, but by the sweep of mankind’s experience across the centuries, a guide to humanity’s achievements and an acute witness to its frailties.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300108835
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
10/13/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
276,389
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.06(d)

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A Little History of the World 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This man covers a brief area of history in record time. His publisher asks him to do the same for ALL history. He employs his entire family. They write a little history of the world (in record time). Not only is it informative (filled with lots of unknown facts) but because it is so concise, it is actually an entertaining history of the world. Thoroughly enjoyable.
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It is a good book although it has wrong info
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