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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 Een kleine geschiedenis van de wereld
The Author Ernst Hans Gombrich
The Publisher Prometheus
Release Date2012-05-08
Genre History
Pages
ISBN 9789035138605
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: In 1935 werd Ernst Gombrich, een toen 26-jarige doctor in de kunstgeschiedenis zonder uitzicht op een vaste aanstelling, door een kennis uit de uitgeverijwereld gevraagd of hij een wereldgeschiedenis voor een jeugdig publiek zou kunnen schrijven. Na niet meer dan zes weken had Gombrich de opdracht voltooid, en Eine kurze Weltgeschichte für junge Leser, uitgegeven in Wenen, werd direct een succes in de Duitstalige landen. Mede doordat het boek tijdens de oorlogsjaren door de nazis werd verboden omdat het te pacifistisch zou zijn, duurde het tot de jaren zestig voor er een nieuwe druk verscheen. Tegen het einde van zijn lange leven bracht Gombrich herzieningen aan in de tekst en besloot hij tot een Engelse vertaling. Inmiddels is Een kleine geschiedenis van de wereld uitgegeven in meer dan 20 talen. Wat Gombrich voor ogen stond was op toegankelijke wijze het verhaal vertellen van de mensheid vanaf het stenen tijdperk tot de atoombom. Het resultaat is een persoonlijk en helder boek in 40 korte hoofdstukken over de oorlogen, kunstwerken en wetenschappelijke ontdekkingen die in de loop der eeuwen de ijkpunten van onze geschiedenis werden. Een fantastisch en tijdloos overzicht voor zowel jongere als oudere lezers. Ernst H. Gombrich (1909-2001), auteur van onder meer het internationale standaardwerk Eeuwige schoonheid, was waarschijnlijk de beroemdste kunsthistoricus van zijn tijd. Hij werd geboren in Wenen, verhuisde naar Londen in 1936, en werd op latere leeftijd directeur van het Warburg-instituut in Hamburg en professor in de geschiedenis van de klassieke traditie aan de universiteit van Londen. Een briljant boek... De humane en warme toon van Een kleine geschiedenis van de wereld laat precies zien waarom Gombrich door zo veel mensen in zijn leven werd bewonderd. Onweerstaanbaar. philip pullman, auteur van de noorderlicht-trilogie Het waar gebeurde sprookje van hoe de mensheid zich ontwikkelde. die zeit


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 CLASSICS A Little History of the World
The Author Ernst Hans Gombrich
The Publisher
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ISBN OCLC:1020206697
Language English, Spanish, And French
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 Sapiens
The Author Yuval Noah Harari
The Publisher Thomas Rap
Release Date2014-03-06
Genre History
Pages
ISBN 9789400403284
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Honderdduizend jaar geleden leefde de Homo sapiens nog een tamelijk onbekommerd bestaan in een uithoek van het Afrikaanse continent en deelde hij de planeet met ten minste vijf andere menssoorten. Maar op een zeker moment onderging het brein van deze mens een ingrijpende verandering: nu kon hij zich plots verbeelden dat het gras elders wel eens groener zou kunnen zijn, en dus maakte hij zich op om de wereld te veroveren. In Sapiens neemt Yuval Noah Harari ons mee op een fascinerende reis door de geschiedenis van de mensheid. Wie zijn we? Waar komen we vandaan? En hoe zijn we zo geworden als we nu zijn? In zijn aanstekelijke relaas laat Harari ons kennismaken met het meest dominante wezen op aarde: de mens.


The Book Een kleine geschiedenis van bijna alles
The Author Bill Bryson
The Publisher Olympus
Release Date2016-11-29
Genre Science
Pages
ISBN 9789045034157
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: In 'Een kleine geschiedenis van bijna alles' lukt het Bill Bryson om wetenschappelijke kennis uit onder andere de geologie, scheikunde, kwantumfysica, paleontologie en sterrenkunde voor een groot publiek te ontsluiten. Hij doet dat op zo'n heldere en spannende wijze dat ook degenen die altijd in slaap vielen tijdens de natuurkundeles Bryson met veel plezier zullen volgen op zijn avontuurlijke reis door de bètawetenschappen.


The Book Eeuwige schoonheid druk 21
The Author E.H. Gombrich
The Publisher
Release Date2014-07-23
Genre
Pages 688
ISBN 9060176944
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Inleiding in de kunstgeschiedenis.


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 Mari plukt de dag
The Author Mari Maris
The Publisher Overamstel Uitgevers
Release Date2017-10-30
Genre Cooking
Pages 848
ISBN 9789048838882
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Let op: Epub3 fixed lay-out, niet geschikt voor e-reader. Alles wat we eten heeft een verhaal, daarom is dit meer dan een kookboek. Het beantwoordt heus niet al uw vragen, maar in elk geval wel die ene vraag die ons allemaal bezighoudt: wat eten we vandaag? Die beantwoord ik met elke dag een maaltje zoals ik dat eet. Geplukt uit de tuin, die van de buren of het bos. Zo eet ik vanzelf met de seizoenen mee. Niet omdat het hip is, maar omdat verse spullen zonder reisverleden simpelweg het lekkerst zijn. En als die verse spullen dan ook nog zonder al te veel gedoe tot een maaltje verwerkt kunnen worden, is dat wel zo fijn. Daarom heb ik alle handigheidjes en weetjes die ik als kok door de jaren heen heb opgepikt, verzameld in dit boek. Hoe je kunt ingrijpen als de mayonaise schift, hoe je met een paar druppels water korrelig deeg soepel maakt, hoe je in één beweging een luchtig bergje sla opmaakt; voor mij gedachteloze handelingen die voor beginnende koks lang niet zo vanzelfsprekend zijn. Hetzelfde deed ik met tips en trucs die ik in de loop der jaren oogstte in de tuin: wat je wanneer zaait, hoe je een kiemplantje herkent, bonenrekken bouwt of woelrattten uit de tuin houdt. Soms vergeet ik het haast, maar behalve gekookt en getuinierd moet er natuurlijk ook ontbeten, geluncht, geborreld, gedronken, geoogst, gejamd, gezuurd, gerookt, gedroogd, gepekeld, gevloekt en gelachen worden. Geleefd, kortom. Liefst zo smakelijk mogelijk en zonder te veel vraagtekens.


The Book A short history of the world
The Author H G Wells
The Publisher Lulu.com
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ISBN 9781291487022
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book A Little History of Science
The Author William Bynum
The Publisher Yale University Press
Release Date2012-11-06
Genre History
Pages 263
ISBN 9780300136593
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 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 Homo Deus
The Author Yuval Noah Harari
The Publisher Thomas Rap
Release Date2017-02-23
Genre Social Science
Pages
ISBN 9789400404540
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Op onnavolgbare wijze beschrijft Yuval Noah Harari in zijn bestseller Sapiens 70.000 jaar menselijke evolutie, maar met Homo Deus richt hij zich op de toekomst. Met zijn kenmerkende vermenging van wetenschap, geschiedenis en filosofie onderzoekt Harari de dromen en nachtmerries van de eenentwintigste eeuw - van onsterfelijkheid tot kunstmatig leven. Hij stelt fundamentele vragen: Waar gaan we naartoe? Hoe beschermen we onze kwetsbare wereld tegen onze eigen verwoestende krachten? En als we in staat zijn door technologische vooruitgang ons lichaam en onze geest te verbeteren, wat gebeurt er dan met de mensen die zich niet laten upgraden? Wat voor sociale gevolgen zal deze tweedeling hebben? Volgens Harari is het essentieel om meer te begrijpen van de technologische revoluties om ons heen, anders hebben we geen invloed op de koers van onze toekomst. Dit is de volgende stap in onze evolutie. Dit is Homo Deus.


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 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 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 A Short History of the World The Original Classic Edition
The Author H. G. Wells
The Publisher Tebbo
Release Date2011-11-01
Genre
Pages 170
ISBN 1743337426
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Although best known for his scientific romances that paved the way for the modern science fiction genre, H. G. Wells (1866-1946) produced significant works on politics, society, science and history. Fascinated as much with the real world as his imaginary one, and displeased with the quality of history textbooks at the end of World War I, Wells took on the task of writing his own book of world history. In 1919 he published "The Outline of History," which he soon followed with the much shorter and highly popular work, "A Short History of the World." This condensed work is a monumental account of the physical, spiritual, and intellectual evolution of the human race, and chronicles key events of humanity's development. More importantly, Wells brings to light the continuity of history, and provokes thoughts on the future implications of our scientific and intellectual progress. This is a high quality book of the original classic edition. It was previously published by other bona fide publishers, and is now, finally, back in print. This is a freshly published edition of this culturally important work, which is now, at last, again available to you. Enjoy this classic work. These few paragraphs distill the contents and give you a quick look inside: If, then, we represent our earth as a little ball of one inch diameter, the sun would be a big globe nine feet across and 323 yards away, that is about a fifth of a mile, four or five minutes' walking. ... All round and about these bodies there would be emptiness until you came to Mars, a hundred and seventy-five feet beyond the earth; Jupiter {4} nearly a mile away, a foot in diameter; Saturn, a little smaller, two miles off; Uranus four miles off and Neptune six miles off. ...If we could go back through that infinitude of time and see the earth in this earlier stage of its history, we should behold a scene more like the interior of a blast furnace or the surface of a lava flow before it cools and cakes over than any other contemporary scene. ...And so with a tremendous slowness through the vastness of time, the earth would grow more and more like the earth on which we live, until at last an age would come when, in the cooling air, steam would begin to condense into clouds, and the first rain would fall hissing upon the first rocks below. ...But as men began to discover and study the Record of the Rocks this belief gave place to the suspicion that many species had changed and developed slowly through the course of ages, and this again expanded into a belief in what is called Organic Evolution, a belief that all species of life upon earth, animal and vegetable alike, are descended by slow continuous processes of change from some very simple ancestral form of life, some almost structureless living substance, far back in the so-called Azoic seas.


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