The New Penguin History of the World

The New Penguin History of the World

by J. M. Roberts
     
 
The New Penguin History of the World covers the history of our planet from our origins on the African savannah to the state of the world in 2007. Tracing the development of different civilizations through the ages, it examines the periods of turbulence and change, international shifts in order and power, and the conflicts, divisions and advances that have shaped the

Overview

The New Penguin History of the World covers the history of our planet from our origins on the African savannah to the state of the world in 2007. Tracing the development of different civilizations through the ages, it examines the periods of turbulence and change, international shifts in order and power, and the conflicts, divisions and advances that have shaped the way we live. J. M. Roberts's now-classic history is brought right up to date by Odd Arne Westad to take in the most recent changes across the globe: the rise of China and India, the issues of terrorism and climate change, the role of Russia and the USA. A truly global and comprehensive chronicle - of the experiences of ordinary people, as well as those in power - across all continents and conditions, The New Penguin History of the World brilliantly conveys the staggering diversity of human life and achievement.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780141007236
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/27/2004
Edition description:
4th Revised Edition
Pages:
1248
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.78(h) x 1.94(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

J. M. Roberts (1928-2003), a British historian, is the author of numerous works, including The French Revolution, A History of Europe, and The History of the World.

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