World History For Dummies

World History For Dummies

by Peter Haugen

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 15/05/2009

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Now updated! Your personal tour guide to the history of the
world
Want to know more about global history? This concise guide
explains in clear detail all the major players and events that have
made the world what it is today. Covering the entirety of human
history, this comprehensive resource highlights important
developments in everything from religion and science to art and war
? giving you an understanding of how the 21st-century world
came to be.





Begin to connect with the past ? label the eras as you
meet the Neanderthals, home in on Homer, raise Atlantis, and
preserve Pharaohs


Find strength in numbers ? trace the growth from ancient
civilizations to today's global community and discover what makes
societies succeed or fail





Discover the impact of thought ? explore the rise of
religion, the roots of philosophy, and the advance of science
? and how our feelings and beliefs continually redefined
us





Know the global consequences of war ? ride with the Greeks
and the Romans, arm yourself with the cavalry, dig the trenches,
and follow the paths humans took to wage modern war





Meet the movers and shakers ? from great leaders and
courageous revolutionaries to ruthless tyrants and unsung
heroes





Examine significant events of the 21st century ? from 9/11
and the Afghanistan and Iraq wars to climate change, Hurricane
Katrina, and the economic rise of China, India, and Brazil






Open the book and find:





A detailed overview of history


The development of the world's religions





Reviews of essential historical documents, from the Bible to the
Bill of Rights





The invention of writing and art





Scientific developments that revolutionized the world





Capsule biographies of people who changed history ? and a
few who were changed by it





Ten unforgettable dates in world history
ISBN:
9780470446546
9780470446546
Category:
General & world history
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
15-05-2009
Language:
English
Publisher:
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Edition:
2nd Edition
Pages:
416
Dimensions (mm):
195x188x23mm
Weight:
0.55kg

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