History

Author: Adam Hart-Davis
Publisher: Dk Pub
ISBN: 0756676096
Release Date: 2012
Genre: History

Chronologically traces the course of human history and civilization from prehistoric times to the present day, covering key events, people, inventions and discoveries, and ideas and beliefs.

History

Author: Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff
Publisher:
ISBN: 0241201306
Release Date: 2015-08-26
Genre:

Bringing the people and events of history to life, History makes the past accessible and relevant. Featuring the important events and figures that have shaped the present, from the very origins of humanity to key contemporary issues, such as the development of the internet and social media. It reveals common threads and forces that have shaped the present day. Events are set in their wider context by the comprehensive world history timeline, illuminating consequences as well as describing the moment itself. There is a focus on key profiles of major figures, exploration of important inventions and explanation of significant ideologies that defined their time; this is a visual celebration of human achievement and endeavour, combining fascinating content with stunning images of painting, sculpture and architecture. All of this means that a fresh and contemporary perspective is brought to the subject material. History is a dynamic encyclopaedia of world events with stunning visual impact. The story of human life is a thought-provoking and dynamic journey - a history with genes and viruses, not just battles and treaties.

History

Author: Adam Hart-Davis
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
ISBN: 1405359331
Release Date: 2010
Genre: World history

The definitive, 4.4 million year-old story of human history From the origins of mankind to the 21st century, spanning the globe and based on the latest research, the complete story of the people, events, themes, ideas and forces that have shaped human existence. Find out about our history's turning points: eye witness accounts and biographies give a personal angle to major events. Explore humankind's legacy from architecture and artefacts to the big ideas that have changed our world. Examine the effect we've had on nature and vice versa. And discover how the past has been unlocked: from interpreting ancient documents to analysing ice cores. A compelling look at human existence: perfect for the family bookshelf.

History

Author: Adam Hart-Davis
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780756698584
Release Date: 2012-03-20
Genre: History

Homo sapiens have remained the same species, largely unchanged in genetic makeup and anatomy since the Cro-Magnon era. By contrast, the cultural, social, and technological changes since then have been nothing less than extraordinary. At the core of this development is the ability of humans to store and transmit knowledge, so that each new generation stands upon the shoulders of its predecessors. This ability to use what has gone before is what sets humans apart. Telling our story, from prehistory to the present day, DK's History is a thought-provoking journey, revealing the common threads and forces that have shaped human history. Taking a broad-themed approach, acknowledging varied factors at work, from climate, ecology, disease, and geology and their roles in the human story, this visual celebration makes history accessible and relevant, putting events in their wider context and showing how they have shaped the world we live in. Features inventions, discoveries, and ideas that have shaped world history Looks at human achievement through artifacts, painting, sculpture, and architecture Places humankind in context as part of the natural world Includes eyewitness accounts and biographies of key figures at turning points in history Gives factors such as climate and natural disasters their full place in the human story Uncovers the past, from analyzing ice cores to deciphering extinct languages A comprehensive timeline chronicles the key events of the countries of the world.

The Dawn of Civilization

Author: Gaston Maspero
Publisher: London : Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge
ISBN: WISC:89042939090
Release Date: 1894
Genre: Assyria


National Geographic Concise History of the World

Author: Neil Kagan
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 0792283643
Release Date: 2006
Genre: History

A fascinating chronology of world history ranges from the dawn of humankind to the present day, examining important events, milestones, ideas, personalities, and more that occurred simultaneously in different regions of the world, and includes dozens of maps, informational sidebars, artifacts, and coverage of local customs, lifestyles, climate, and other topics. 35,000 first printing.

World History

Author: Philip Parker
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781465473820
Release Date: 2017-10-03
Genre: History

Discover the events that have shaped our world, from the dawn of prehistoric civilization to the digital age, brought to life with contemporary photographs, maps, paintings, and artifacts that place each event in a wider social and historical context. With entries on more than 350 of history's most important events, World History looks at turning points throughout the ages and the key thinkers, leaders, ideas, and inventions involved, to chart the story of humanity's journey. Boxes and feature spreads throughout the book introduce and explain technological advances, military campaigns, influencers, and more.

Ancient History

Author: John Morris Roberts
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195221486
Release Date: 2004
Genre: History

Presents a continuous narrative of human history worldwide from the earliest civilizations through the European Renaissance.

Heroes of History

Author: Will Durant
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 074322910X
Release Date: 2002-04-23
Genre: History

In the tradition of his own bestselling masterpieces The Story of Civilization and The Lessons of History, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Will Durant traces the lives and ideas of those who have helped to define civilization, from its dawn to the beginning of the modern world. Heroes of History is a book of life-enhancing wisdom and optimism, complete with Durant's wit, knowledge, and unique ability to explain events and ideas in simple, exciting terms. It is the lessons of our heritage passed on for the edification and benefit of future generations—a fitting legacy from America's most beloved historian and philosopher. Will Durant's popularity as America's favorite teacher of history and philosophy remains undiminished by time. His books are accessible to readers of every kind, and his unique ability to compress complicated ideas and events into a few pages without ever "talking down" to the reader, enhanced by his memorable wit and a razor-sharp judgment about men and their motives, made all of his books huge bestsellers. Heroes of History carries on this tradition of making scholarship and philosophy understandable to the general reader, and making them good reading, as well. At the dawn of a new millennium and the beginning of a new century, nothing could be more appropriate than this brilliant book that examines the meaning of human civilization and history and draws from the experience of the past the lessons we need to know to put the future into context and live in confidence, rather than fear and ignorance.

Civilizations

Author: Jane McIntosh
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015055860343
Release Date: 2001-03-29
Genre: History

An overview of the first 10,000 years of human existence, from the time of the first farming settlements to the overthrow of the American civilizations of the Incas and Aztecs.

History

Author: Adam Hart-Davis
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
ISBN: 1465437975
Release Date: 2015-09-01
Genre: History

Homo sapiens have remained the same species, largely unchanged in genetic makeup and anatomy since the Cro-Magnon era. By contrast, the cultural, social, and technological changes since then have been nothing less than extraordinary. Telling our story, from prehistory to the present day, DK's History is a thought-provoking journey, revealing the common threads and forces that have shaped human history. Includes: Inventions, discoveries, and ideas that have shaped world history A look at human achievement through artifacts, painting, sculpture, and architecture An examination of humankind in context as part of the natural world Eyewitness accounts and biographies of key figures A comprehensive timeline chronicling the key events of the countries of the world

The Dawn of European Civilization

Author: V. Gordon Childe
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136192739
Release Date: 2013-10-31
Genre: History

Originally published between 1920-70,The History of Civilization was a landmark in early twentieth century publishing. It was published at a formative time within the social sciences, and during a period of decisive historical discovery. The aim of the general editor, C.K. Ogden, was to summarize the most up to date findings and theories of historians, anthropologists, archaeologists and sociologists. This reprinted material is available as a set or in the following groupings: * Prehistory and Historical Ethnography Set of 12: 0-415-15611-4: £800.00 * Greek Civilization Set of 7: 0-415-15612-2: £450.00 * Roman Civilization Set of 6: 0-415-15613-0: £400.00 * Eastern Civilizations Set of 10: 0-415-15614-9: £650.00 * Judaeo-Christian Civilization Set of 4: 0-415-15615-7: £250.00 * European Civilization Set of 11: 0-415-15616-5: £700.00

Timelines of World History

Author: John B. Teeple
Publisher: Dk Pub
ISBN: 0756617030
Release Date: 2006
Genre: History

Traces the progress of humankind from the dawn of history to the present day, chronicling major historical events, cultural milestones, technological inventions, geographical changes, and key historical figures.

Sex at Dawn

Author: Christopher Ryan
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061707810
Release Date: 2011-07-05
Genre: Social Science

In this controversial, thought-provoking, and brilliant book, renegade thinkers Christopher Ryan and Cacilda JethÁ debunk almost everything we “know” about sex, weaving together convergent, frequently overlooked evidence from anthropology, archaeology, primatology, anatomy, and psychosexuality to show how far from human nature monogamy really is. In Sex at Dawn, the authors expose the ancient roots of human sexuality while pointing toward a more optimistic future illuminated by our innate capacities for love, cooperation, and generosity.