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|Brownstown PL - Brownstown||909 R634 (Text)||79361000032801||Adult Nonfiction - History||Available||-|
- ISBN: 0195219279
- ISBN: 9780195219272
- Physical Description: xv, 1232 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
- Edition: [4th rev. ed.]
- Publisher: Oxford ; Oxford University Press, 2003.
|General Note:|| Rev. ed. of: History of the world. 1993.
|Summary, etc.:|| For many of its half a million readers around the globe, J.M. Roberts' History of the World is one of the pivotal works of our era, a book of extraordinary ambition, clarity, and style. It offers a substantial, authoritative narrative of world history following the central notion that human history is the story of change, a deliberate shaping of experience and environment. Roberts presents thoroughly engaging chapters devoted to transformative centers of human creativity from the earliest hominids to the startling global events of the 21st century. One of the elements that has made the book uniquely appealing is its powerful vision and voice. The view is personal -- even idiosyncratic -- in the sense that it is built around particular themes that shape the author's historical vision. In The New History of the World, Roberts has completely revised his monumental work for the first time, taking into account the great range of discoveries that have altered our views on everything from early civilizations to post-Cold War globalism. The mapping has been brought up to date, and large portions of text have been rewritten, addressing events as recent as the relationship between the Arab and Western worlds in the wake of the September 11 attacks. In addition to the revisions, the book is now available in a reader's format -- ideally suited for a new generation of readers anxious to open their minds to the great narrative of the human species. Roberts' book is exceptional in its genuinely global and comprehensive nature, showing the development of different civilizations through the ages: from our origins on the African savannah to AD 2002. Like no other book, it succeeds in conveying the staggering diversity of the human experience across a vast range of circumstances and habitats. If there is one book anyone truly interested in history should read, this is it. --Publisher.
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