A Little History of the World

Presents a brief, narrative history of the world for young readers, from the Stone Age up to the end of World War II.

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  • Author : E. H. Gombrich
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Pages : 304 pages
  • ISBN : 030014332X
  • Rating : 4/5 from 30 reviews
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A Little History of Science

A Little History of Science
  • Author : William Bynum
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 15 October 2012
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Science is fantastic. It tells us about the infinite reaches of space, the tiniest living organism, the human body, the history of Earth. People have always been doing science because they have always wanted to make sense of the world and harness its power. From ancient Greek philosophers through Einstein and Watson and Crick to the computer-assisted scientists of today, men and women have wondered, examined, experimented, calculated, and sometimes made discoveries so earthshaking that people understood the world—or

A Little History of Economics

A Little History of Economics
  • Author : Niall Kishtainy
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 07 March 2017
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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

A Little History of Philosophy

A Little History of Philosophy
  • Author : Nigel Warburton
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 25 October 2011
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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 Little History of the United States

A Little History of the United States
  • Author : James West Davidson
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 15 September 2015
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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

A Little History of Religion

A Little History of Religion
  • Author : Richard Holloway
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 23 August 2016
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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,

A Short History of the World

A Short History of the World
  • Author : Geoffrey Blainey
  • Publisher : Ivan R. Dee
  • Release : 08 March 2003
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A superb history of the world's people during the last four million years, beginning before the human race moved out of Africa to explore and settle the other continents. Mr. Blainey explores the development of technology and skills, the rise of major religions, and the role of geography, considering both the larger patterns and the individual nature of history. A delightful read, gracefully written, and full of odd and interesting pieces of information as well as thoughtful comparisons that span

A Little History of Literature

A Little History of Literature
  • Author : John Sutherland
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 05 November 2013
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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.

A Short History of Nearly Everything

A Short History of Nearly Everything
  • Author : Bill Bryson
  • Publisher : Anchor Canada
  • Release : 15 May 2012
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One of the world’s most beloved and bestselling writers takes his ultimate journey -- into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer. In A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail -- well, most of it. In In A Sunburned Country, he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife Australia has to offer. Now, in his biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge: to understand -- and, if possible, answer -- the

A Little History of Poetry

A Little History of Poetry
  • Author : John Carey
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 21 April 2020
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A vital, engaging, and hugely enjoyable guide to poetry, from ancient times to the present, by one of our greatest champions of literature The Times and Sunday Times, Best Books of 2020 “[A] fizzing, exhilarating book.”—Sebastian Faulks, Sunday Times What is poetry? If music is sound organized in a particular way, poetry is a way of organizing language. It is language made special so that it will be remembered and valued. It does not always work—over the centuries countless

A Short History of the World

A Short History of the World
  • Author : H.G. Wells
  • Publisher : Xist Publishing
  • Release : 06 March 2015
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From his perspective in 1922, H.G. Wells wrote a "Short History of the World." This straightforward look at the world's timeline, from the first appearance of humans to the reconstruction after World War I is an engaging and concise adventure story that also happens to be true. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes.

A Little Book of Language

A Little Book of Language
  • Author : David Crystal
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 03 August 2021
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A narrative history of language ranges from the first words of an infant to the modern dialect of text messaging, discussing linguistic styles, the origin of accents, and the search for the first written word.

A Little History of Canada

A Little History of Canada
  • Author : H. V. Nelles
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 03 August 2021
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Throughout his lively and opinionated history, award-winning author H.V. Nelles takes us on a whirlwind tour of the Canadian land and inhabitants from the earliest human occupation to the present. Canada's enduring theme, he argues, is transformation. The country has undergone several fundamental changes-from Aboriginal occupation, to French and British colonization, to the rise of an independent nation-and it is doing so yet again. Fully revised throughout, the second edition includes a new chapter that unpacks the challenges Canada

A History of the World

A History of the World
  • Author : Jeremy Black
  • Publisher : Arcturus Publishing
  • Release : 15 November 2018
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Throughout the ages, human beings have shown an astonishing capacity to adapt to their environments. Creating great cities, establishing remarkable civilizations, and developing new modes of communication, we have accomplished remarkable feats. At the same time, warfare, discrimination, and poverty reveal the darker side of human nature. From history's most remarkable men and women to bloody wars and genocides, this illustrated volume brings to life an incredible range of human experience over the millennia. Taking inspiration from the latest developments