This Fleeting World: A Short History of Humanity

This Fleeting World: A Short History of Humanity

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by David Christian
     
 

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“I first became an avid student of David Christian by watching his course, Big History, on DVD, and so I am very happy to see his enlightening presentation of the world’s history captured in these essays. I hope it will introduce a wider audience to this gifted scientist and teacher.” —Bill Gates

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“I first became an avid student of David Christian by watching his course, Big History, on DVD, and so I am very happy to see his enlightening presentation of the world’s history captured in these essays. I hope it will introduce a wider audience to this gifted scientist and teacher.” —Bill Gates

A great historian can make clear the connections between the first Homo sapiens and today’s version of the species, and a great storyteller can make those connections come alive. David Christian is both, and This Fleeting World: A Short History of Humanity, makes the journey—from the earliest foraging era to the agrarian era to our own modern era—a fascinating one. Ready to help your students give up their preconceptions that anything old is probably boring? Enter This Fleeting World.

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Bill Gates
“I first became an avid student of David Christian by watching his course, Big History, on DVD, and so I am very happy to see his enlightening presentation of the world’s history captured in these essays. I hope it will introduce a wider audience to this gifted scientist and teacher.” —Bill Gates

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014250993
Publisher:
Berkshire Publishing
Publication date:
03/22/2012
Series:
This World of Ours , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
152
Sales rank:
76,563
File size:
1 MB

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