A Little History of the World - Little Histories (Paperback)
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A Little History of the World - Little Histories (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 19/08/2008
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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.

Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300143324
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 363 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 26 mm

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“A Great Introduction to the World of History”

Gombrich's epic text of the history of the world is a perfect starter for anyone vaguely interested in history, and the wonderful benefits it can bring to someone adept in the field..

However, for myself (a... More

Paperback edition
3rd April 2011
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“Brilliant!”

Was bought this for my birthday as its a friends favourite book. I have NO interest in History, but found this book, informative, interesting and I couldnt stop reading it. Suitable for all ages- i learnt more from... More

Paperback edition
22nd October 2009
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“Brilliant book”

I bought this book for my teenage grandson.

It was recommended to me by a friend.

I read her copy before ordering mine.

I in turn, recommend this book to young and old alike.

Paperback edition
21st July 2011
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