- World History For Dummies
World History For Dummies
Now updated! Your personal tour guide to the history of the worldWant 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 PharaohsFind strength in numbers — trace the growth from ancient civilizations to today's global community and discover what makes societies succeed or failDiscover 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 usKnow 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 warMeet the movers and shakers — from great leaders and courageous revolutionaries to ruthless tyrants and unsung heroesExamine 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 BrazilOpen the book and find:A detailed overview of historyThe development of the world's religionsReviews of essential historical documents, from the Bible to the Bill of RightsThe invention of writing and artScientific developments that revolutionized the worldCapsule biographies of people who changed history — and a few who were changed by itTen unforgettable dates in world history
Released: April 27, 2009
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