A Little History of the World

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Paperback, Yale University Press, 2008, ISBN13 9780300143324, ISBN10 030014332X

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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.

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Contributed by: Mustill, Caroline
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: Oct 07, 2008
ISBN-13: 9780300143324
ISBN-10: 030014332X
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 304
Written in: ENG
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.8
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 8.5 x 5.5 x 2.6
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