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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History: From the Dawn of Civilization to the Present Day by Adam Hart-Davis

History tells the story of mankind from prehistory to the present day using a unique visual approach, filled with timelines, images of artifacts, photography, graphics, and more. Now in its third edition, this much-loved classic has been revised and updated to bring today's current events into wider context and includes all new material on the global recession, green technologies, and the Internet and social media.

This fully revised and updated third edition of 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.
   • Key contemporary issues, political developments, changes in leadership, and more.

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. History is a thought-provoking journey, revealing the common threads and forces that have shaped human history.

Revised and updated third edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781465437976
Publisher: DK
Publication date: 09/01/2015
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 620
Sales rank: 138,010
Product dimensions: 10.20(w) x 12.00(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

Adam Hart-Davis is a writer, broadcaster, and photographer, and one of the world’s most popular and respected “explainers” of science. His TV work includes What the Tudors and Stuarts Did for Us, Tomorrow’s World, and Science Shack, and he is the author of more than 25 books on science, invention, and history. He is an honorary fellow of the Newcomen Society for the History of Engineering and Technology. Hart-Davis has also received medals from the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Sir Henry Royce Memorial Foundation, and the Institution of Incorporated Engineers.

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History: From the Dawn of Civilization to the Present Day 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Sir_Callipygian More than 1 year ago
Add this book to the long list of successes for Adam. With all that he has offered us, he was still able to create this awesome history book, and he kept it at just 612 pages. This book is designed in "spreads", which are a double page view of a specific period in history. With this type of design, it is very easy to skip around and read pieces that you are interested in, and still grasp the story as it is told. The pictures are fantastic too. There are so many pictures in this book; I found it unbelievable as to how much information was also in it. The pictures add another dimension to this super book. The size and weight of this book could be considered hefty. It weighs a bit, and can make carrying it around a chore, though not a terrible one. The book is divided up into seven main time periods. Each of these periods is subdivided up into the major or main events that took place during that period. The major players of that period are also in there. A fantastic read to be sure! There is a ton of factual information as-well-as trivial information between the two covers of this book. The last part even covers the individual histories of the worlds 193 countries. The book actually covers everything from The Stone Age to The Present Time. This book would make a fantastic gift for anybody too! My 8 year old loves looking through it, and is always full of questions about history. If I could, I would buy his school enough of these books for each student to use in their history class.