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The Book A Little History of the World
The Author E. H. Gombrich
The Publisher Yale University Press
Release Date2014-10-01
Genre History
Pages 304
ISBN 9780300213973
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: E. H. Gombrich's Little History of the World, though written in 1935, has become one of the treasures of historical writing since its first publication in English in 2005. The Yale edition alone has now sold over half a million copies, and the book is available worldwide in almost thirty languages. Gombrich was of course the best-known art historian of his time, and his text suggests illustrations on every page. This illustrated edition of the Little History brings together the pellucid humanity of his narrative with the images that may well have been in his mind's eye as he wrote the book. The two hundred illustrations—most of them in full color—are not simple embellishments, though they are beautiful. They emerge from the text, enrich the author's intention, and deepen the pleasure of reading this remarkable work. For this edition the text is reset in a spacious format, flowing around illustrations that range from paintings to line drawings, emblems, motifs, and symbols. The book incorporates freshly drawn maps, a revised preface, and a new index. Blending high-grade design, fine paper, and classic binding, this is both a sumptuous gift book and an enhanced edition of a timeless account of human history.


The Book Sapiens
The Author Юваль Харари
The Publisher Litres
Release Date2017-10-11
Genre Education
Pages
ISBN 9785040357789
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Сто тысяч лет назад Homo sapiens был одним из как минимум шести видов человека, живших на этой планете, – ничем не примечательным животным, которое играло в экосистеме роль не большую, чем гориллы, светлячки или медузы. Но около семидесяти тысяч лет назад загадочное изменение когнитивных способностей Homo sapiens превратило его в хозяина планеты и кошмар экосистемы. Как человек разумный сумел покорить мир? Что стало с другими видами человека? Когда и почему появились деньги, государства и религия? Как возникали и рушились империи? Почему почти все общества ставили женщин ниже мужчин? Как наука и капитализм стали господствующими вероучениями современной эры? Становились ли люди с течением времени счастливее? Какое будущее нас ожидает?Юваль Харари показывает, как ход истории формировал человеческое общество и действительность вокруг него. Его книга прослеживает связь между событиями прошлого и проблемами современности и заставляет читателя пересмотреть все устоявшиеся представления об окружающем мире.


The Book A Short History of the World
The Author John Morris Roberts
The Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date1993
Genre History
Pages 539
ISBN 9780195115048
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Vividly written, this "scholarly examination . . . of the major events of the past" ("The Bookwatch") brings the outstanding breadth of scholarship and international scope of the larger "History of the World" within the grasp of every home, school, and library. Roberts brilliantly tells the story of the growing power of humans to remake the world and to control their destinies.


The Book A Little History of the United States
The Author James West Davidson
The Publisher Yale University Press
Release Date2015-09-15
Genre History
Pages 256
ISBN 9780300182521
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: How did a land and people of such immense diversity come together under a banner of freedom and equality to form one of the most remarkable nations in the world? Everyone from young adults to grandparents will be fascinated by the answers uncovered in James West Davidson’s vividly told A Little History of the United States. In 300 fast-moving pages, Davidson guides his readers through 500 years, from the first contact between the two halves of the world to the rise of America as a superpower in an era of atomic perils and diminishing resources. In short, vivid chapters the book brings to life hundreds of individuals whose stories are part of the larger American story. Pilgrim William Bradford stumbles into an Indian deer trap on his first day in America; Harriet Tubman lets loose a pair of chickens to divert attention from escaping slaves; the toddler Andrew Carnegie, later an ambitious industrial magnate, gobbles his oatmeal with a spoon in each hand. Such stories are riveting in themselves, but they also spark larger questions to ponder about freedom, equality, and unity in the context of a nation that is, and always has been, remarkably divided and diverse.


The Book A Short History of the World
The Author Christopher Lascelles
The Publisher Crux Publishing Ltd
Release Date2012
Genre History
Pages 242
ISBN 9780957111615
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 'A clearly written, remarkably comprehensive guide to the greatest story on Earth - man's journey from the earliest times to the modern day. Highly recommended.' -Dan Jones, author of The Plantagenets: The Kings Who Made England There is an increasing realisation that our knowledge of world history – and how it all fits together – is far from perfect. 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-historians will feel less ignorant when discussing the past. While the book covers world history from the Big Bang to the present day, it principally covers key people, events and empires since the dawn of the first civilisations in around 3500 BC. To help readers put events, places and empires into context, the book includes 36 specially commissioned maps to accompany the text. The result is a book that is reassuringly epic in scope but refreshingly short in length. An excellent place to start to bring your historical knowledge up to scratch!


The Book A Little History of Economics
The Author Niall Kishtainy
The Publisher Yale University Press
Release Date2017-03-07
Genre Business & Economics
Pages 288
ISBN 9780300226317
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A lively, inviting account of the history of economics, told through events from ancient to modern times and the ideas of great thinkers in the field What causes poverty? Are economic crises inevitable under capitalism? Is government intervention in an economy a helpful approach or a disastrous idea? The answers to such basic economic questions matter to everyone, yet the unfamiliar jargon and math of economics can seem daunting. This clear, accessible, and even humorous book is ideal for young readers new to economics and for all readers who seek a better understanding of the full sweep of economic history and ideas. Economic historian Niall Kishtainy organizes short, chronological chapters that center on big ideas and events. He recounts the contributions of key thinkers including Adam Smith, David Ricardo, Karl Marx, John Maynard Keynes, and others, while examining topics ranging from the invention of money and the rise of agrarianism to the Great Depression, entrepreneurship, environmental destruction, inequality, and behavioral economics. The result is a uniquely enjoyable volume that succeeds in illuminating the economic ideas and forces that shape our world.


The Book A Little History of Science
The Author William Bynum
The Publisher
Release Date2013
Genre History
Pages 263
ISBN 0300197136
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A spirited volume on the great adventures of science throughout history, for curious readers of all ages


The Book A Little History of the Australian Labor Party
The Author Nick Dyrenfurth
The Publisher UNSW Press
Release Date2011
Genre History
Pages 217
ISBN 9781742232843
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The Australian Labor Party is one of the oldest labour parties and was the first in the world to form a government. 2011 marks its 120th birthday This short and lively book tells the story of the ALPs numerous successes in winning government at all levels and making policy that has transformed lives.


The Book A short history of the world
The Author H G Wells
The Publisher Lulu.com
Release Date
Genre
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ISBN 9781291487022
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book A Little History of Australia
The Author Mark Peel
The Publisher Melbourne University Publish
Release Date2007
Genre Australia
Pages 88
ISBN 9780522854374
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A history of Australia that covers: discovery by European; navigators who claimed the land as their own; the First Fleet, convict settlements and the gold rushes; the birth-pangs of a federated nation, and the experiences of Australians in the world's wars; and the Australian way of life.


The Book
The Author Марлон Джеймс
The Publisher Litres
Release Date2017-09-05
Genre Fiction
Pages
ISBN 9785040308873
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 3 декабря 1976 года. Ямайка на пороге гражданской войны, а в гетто Кингстона льется кровь. В этот день «король регги» Боб Марли готовился к грандиозному концерту, призванному ослабить напряжение в ямайском обществе. Внезапно семеро стрелков, вооруженных автоматическим оружием, вломились к нему в дом и буквально изрешетили всё вокруг. Певец выжил – и даже провел концерт, несмотря на ранения в грудь и руку. Но неясные, темные слухи об этом покушении еще долго будоражили весь мир...Содержит нецензурную брань!


The Book A Little History of Philosophy
The Author Nigel Warburton
The Publisher Yale University Press
Release Date2011
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 260
ISBN 9780300177541
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Philosophy begins with questions about the nature of reality and how we should live. These were the concerns of Socrates, who spent his days in the ancient Athenian marketplace asking awkward questions, disconcerting the people he met by showing them how little they genuinely understood. This engaging book introduces the great thinkers in Western philosophy and explores their most compelling ideas about the world and how best to live in it. In forty brief chapters, Nigel Warburton guides us on a chronological tour of the major ideas in the history of philosophy. He provides interesting and often quirky stories of the lives and deaths of thought-provoking philosophers from Socrates, who chose to die by hemlock poisoning rather than live on without the freedom to think for himself, to Peter Singer, who asks the disquieting philosophical and ethical questions that haunt our own times. Warburton not only makes philosophy accessible, he offers inspiration to think, argue, reason, and ask in the tradition of Socrates. "A Little History of Philosophy" presents the grand sweep of humanity's search for philosophical understanding and invites all to join in the discussion.


The Book A Little History of Religion
The Author Richard Holloway
The Publisher Yale University Press
Release Date2016-08-23
Genre Religion
Pages 288
ISBN 9780300222142
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: For curious readers young and old, a rich and colorful history of religion from humanity’s earliest days to our own contentious times In an era of hardening religious attitudes and explosive religious violence, this book offers a welcome antidote. Richard Holloway retells the entire history of religion—from the dawn of religious belief to the twenty-first century—with deepest respect and a keen commitment to accuracy. Writing for those with faith and those without, and especially for young readers, he encourages curiosity and tolerance, accentuates nuance and mystery, and calmly restores a sense of the value of faith. Ranging far beyond the major world religions of Judaism, Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, and Hinduism, Holloway also examines where religious belief comes from, the search for meaning throughout history, today’s fascinations with Scientology and creationism, religiously motivated violence, hostilities between religious people and secularists, and more. Holloway proves an empathic yet discerning guide to the enduring significance of faith and its power from ancient times to our own.


The Book A Little History of Dragons
The Author Beryl Joyce Hargreaves
The Publisher Wooden
Release Date2006-09
Genre Dragons
Pages 64
ISBN 1904263488
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Why are dragons recognised in almost all cultures on Earth? What is the mysterious geomantic gold they secretly guard? The author tells the story of these extraordinary animals through examples drawn from all over the world.


The Book A Little History of Astro archaeology
The Author John F. Michell
The Publisher
Release Date2001
Genre
Pages 128
ISBN OCLC:248258462
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book A Little History of Literature
The Author John Sutherland
The Publisher
Release Date2014-08-01
Genre History
Pages 275
ISBN 0300205317
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: From The Epic of Gilgamesh to Harry Potter, this rollicking romp through the world of literature reveals how writings from all over the world can transport us and help us to make sense of what it means to be human. Original. 15,000 first printing.


The Book Big Wig
The Author Kathleen Krull
The Publisher Scholastic Inc.
Release Date2011
Genre Crafts & Hobbies
Pages 48
ISBN 9780439676403
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Presents facts about hair from the intricate stylings the ladies of the court of Queen Marie Antoinette and the invention of conditioner to the Manchu government ordered hairstyles for men and the first blow dryer.


The Book Sapiens
The Author Yuval Noah Harari
The Publisher Random House
Release Date2014-09-04
Genre History
Pages 512
ISBN 9781448190690
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: **Over 1 million copies sold** **The Sunday Times #1 bestseller** FIRE gave us power FARMING made us hungry for more MONEY gave us purpose SCIENCE made us deadly This is the thrilling account of our extraordinary history – from insignificant apes to rulers of the world.


The Book A Short History of China
The Author Gordon Kerr
The Publisher Oldcastle Books
Release Date2013-01-25
Genre History
Pages 160
ISBN 9781842439692
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The turbulent and chequered past of the world's most populous country is one of the most fascinating in world history, and relatively little known in the West. From the beginnings of Chinese prehistory right through to internet censorship with the 'Great Firewall of China', Gordon Kerr offers a comprehensive introduction to the sprawling history of this enormous country. A Short History of China provides an absorbing introduction to more than 4,000 years of Chinese history, telling the stories of the tyrants, despots, femmes fatales, artists, warriors and philosophers who have shaped this fascinating and complex nation. It describes the amazing technological advances that her scientists and inventors made many hundreds of years before similar discoveries in Europe. It also investigates the Chinese view of the world and examines the movements, aspirations and philosophies that moulded it and, in so doing, created the Chinese nation. Finally, the book examines the dramatic changes of the last few decades and the emergence of China as an economic and industrial 21st century superpower, making Napoleon Bonaparte's words about her ring true: “Let China sleep, for when she awakes, she will shake the world.”


The Book A Brief History of Misogyny
The Author Jack Holland
The Publisher Hachette UK
Release Date2012-06-07
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 160
ISBN 9781780338842
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: In this compelling, powerful book, highly respected writer and commentator Jack Holland sets out to answer a daunting question: how do you explain the oppression and brutalization of half the world's population by the other half, throughout history? The result takes the reader on an eye-opening journey through centuries, continents and civilizations as it looks at both historical and contemporary attitudes to women. Encompassing the Church, witch hunts, sexual theory, Nazism and pro-life campaigners, we arrive at today's developing world, where women are increasingly and disproportionately at risk because of radicalised religious belief, famine, war and disease. Well-informed and researched, highly readable and thought-provoking, this is no outmoded feminist polemic: it's a refreshingly straightforward investigation into an ancient, pervasive and enduring injustice. It deals with the fundamentals of human existence -- sex, love, violence -- that have shaped the lives of humans throughout history. The answer? It's time to recognize that the treatment of women amounts to nothing less than an abuse of human rights on an unthinkable scale. A Brief History of Misogyny is an important and timely book that will make a long-lasting contribution to the efforts to improve those rights throughout the world.