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World History For Dummies

World History For Dummies

by Peter Haugen

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 15/05/2009

RRP  $30.95 $25.25
Now updated! Your personal tour guide to the history of the
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

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

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Reviews of essential historical documents, from the Bible to the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
General & world history
Paperback / softback
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John Wiley & Sons Inc
Country of origin:
United States
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