A Little History of the World

A Little History of the World

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E. H. Gombricha€™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 mankinda€™s experience across the centuries, a guide to humanitya€™s achievements and an acute witness to its frailties.Does all this looking down make you dizzy? It does me. So leta#39;s light a scrap of paper, and drop it down into that well. It will fall slowly, deeper and deeper. And as it burns it will light up the sides of the well. Can you see it? Ita#39;s going down and anbsp;...

Title:A Little History of the World
Author:E. H. Gombrich
Publisher:Yale University Press - 2008-10-07


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