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A Short History of the World / Edition 1

A Short History of the World / Edition 1

by John M. Roberts
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Here is a compact and affordable edition of J. M. Robert's acclaimed world history. Vividly written and beautifully illustrated, it brings the outstanding breadth of scholarship and international scope of the larger volume within the grasp of most readers. Completely up-to-date, comprehensive yet succinct, it takes readers on an amazing journey from the first appearance of Homo sapiens to recent chapters in the exploration of space. Informative, beautifully rendered maps, photographs of key archaeological finds, and stunning reproductions of important artwork (some in full color) bring the past to life as Roberts surveys the major events, developments and personalities that have shaped the civilizations of the world.

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ISBN-13: 9780195115048
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 07/17/1997
Pages: 560
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 5.25(h) x 1.01(d)

About the Author

J. M. Roberts was, until his retirement in 1994, Warden of Merton College, Oxford University. He is author of the half million word History of the World and general editor of The Short Oxford History of the Modern World and The New Oxford History of England.

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The author writes will and give it in a very detailed way. That you can understand what is happening in the past. For example: There is 7 generations of human beings if you count the first ape that walked on two legs and today human beings that you and I see everyday in your life. Did you know that China and the Egyptians has Dynasties in the past. As I was reading getting towards the last few chapters. It was getting political, policy making, and current events issues. I can tell the author that he wrote this book for retirement and for retirement age.