5 edition of Short History of the World found in the catalog.
Short History of the World
H. G. Wells
Written in English
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Created with Sketch. The 10 Best history books. Improve your general knowledge with one of these wonderful history books. Click on the image to the right to launch our guide. Scroll down to leave. A History of the World was a major series for the BBC and this is the tie in book, written by Andrew Marr. The series had eight episodes, and this book has eight substantial chapters, It has the broad brushstrokes of history with lots of details, but not all the minutiae that you would expect from a detailed book on a particular time/5.
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1. Christopher Columbus Tricked Native Jamaicans Into Giving Him Supplies by Using His Knowledge of an Upcoming Lunar Eclipse. 2. Future U.S. President Andrew Jackson Killed Charles Dickinson for Calling Him a “Wordless Scoundrel, a Poltroon, and a Coward” 3. Julius Caesar was Once Kidnapped by Pirates Who Demanded a Ransom of 20 Talents of. A Short History of the World H.G. Wells Wells’s two-volume Outline of History, published in , was the first general history constructed on an evolutionary, sociological and anthropological basis. It was immensely popular and set the basis for this Short History, which Wells created “to meet the needs of the busy general reader, too driven to study the maps and time charts of .
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This book is fantastic. I had read, "The History of the World" by Roberts (the big hardback). It is jammed full of hilights and notes. I now have Robert's "The Short History of The World". I was afraid as it is much smaller book, that he might skim over alot of things but he does not.
He manages beautifully to still in the small book be concise Cited by: 9. Of the more than one hundred books that H. Wells published in his lifetime, this is one of the most ambitious. Spanning the origins of the Earth to the outcome of World War I, A Short History of the World is an engrossing account of the evolution of life and the development of /5.
James L. Stokesbury is the author of A Short History of World War I, A Short History of World War II, A Short History of the Korean War, and A Short History of the American Revolution. Before his death in he was a professor of history at Acadia University in Nova Scotia, Canada/5(99).
A Short History of the World aims to fill the big gaps in our historical knowledge with a book that is easy to read and assumes little prior knowledge of past events. The book does not aim to come up with groundbreaking new theories on why things occurred, but rather gives a broad overview of the generally accepted version of events so that non /5().
A Short History of the World aims to fill the big gaps in our historical knowledge with a book that is easy to read and assumes little prior knowledge of past events. The book does not aim to come up with groundbreaking new theories on why things occurred, but rather gives a broad overview of the generally accepted version of events so that non Brand: Crux Publishing Ltd.
I am a great fan of Geoffrey Blainey, the Australian historian. I own several of his most readable histories including this A Short History of the World and the slightly shorter A Very Short History of the World. These histories are in no way dry, they highlight major events and personalities in world by: 7.
A Short History of Nearly Everything" is the record of this quest, and it is a sometimes profound, sometimes funny, and always supremely clear and entertaining adventure in the realms of human knowledge, as only Bill Bryson can render it.
Science has never been more involving or entertaining. "From the Hardcover edition/5(K). In World War One, Norman Stone, one of the world's greatest historians, has achieved the almost impossible task of writing a terse and witty short history of the war.
A captivating, brisk narrative, World War One is Stone's masterful effort to make sense of one of the twentieth century's pivotal by: 5. A Short History of the World is a general history non-fiction book written by Australian historian Geoffrey published in by Penguin Books, it describes over 4 million years of history, from before the first people left Africa, through to the current day.
In Blainey released an abridged ( pages) paperback version of the book titled A Very Short History of Author: Geoffrey Blainey.
A Short History of World War II is essentially a military history, but it reaches from the peace settlements of World War I to the drastically altered postwar world of the late 's. Lucidly written and eminently readable, it is factual and Brand: HarperCollins Publishers.
Get this book and more at and come hang out at The Usborne Experience with Heidi on FB. A Look Inside The Usborne A Short History of the World Book The Usborne. A Short History of Nearly Everything by American-British author Bill Bryson is a popular science book that explains some areas of science, using easily accessible language that appeals more to the general public than many other books dedicated to the subject.
It was one of the bestselling popular science books of in the United Kingdom, selling over: Bill Bryson. World Book Day – how we can help Author Events School of the Term Contact Usborne for schools Teachers' resources Notes and lesson plans to support Usborne books Sell Usborne books History books World history A short history of.
Obviously there is no single book that captures or can capture the story of the entire world in a comprehensive manner, forget the interesting part. Writers have tried to approach the history of seven billion of us living on the blue dot in multip.
This is a nice interesting history as long as you remember it is from It is more interesting than most histories because it is from H. Wells. Wells was a futurist and he predicted World War II in this book. Some things are wrong like is age for the Earth being 2 billion years while now it is said to be billion.5/5(1).
A fantastic tour de force of the history of the world in less than pages. The book is intended for young readers - between 12 and 16 I would mean but is also enjoyable for the older reader - like myself - as a brief overview of what has happened on our planet from prehistoric times until the fall of the Berlin wall/5.
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A Short History of Progress book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Each time history repeats itself, the cost goes up. Th /5. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (Hebrew: קיצור תולדות האנושות , [Ḳitsur toldot ha-enoshut]) is a book by Yuval Noah Harari, first published in Hebrew in Israel in based on a series of lectures Harari taught at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and in English in The book surveys the history of humankind from the evolution of archaic human species in the Author: Yuval Noah Harari.These short, high-interest passages and activities are effective teaching tools for students with learning differences, attention or behavior problems, and limited reading skills.
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The book analyzes and explains the basic pre-history of the Universe and how it came into being, the basic Dynamics which created Life, the basic.