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The New Penguin History of the World

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Publisher Comments:

An extremely accessible narrative of the world's history

A book of extraordinary ambition, scholarship and accessibility, The New Penguin History of the World covers the history of our planet from our origins on the African savannah to the state of the world six years after September 11, 2001. Tracing the development of different civilizations through the ages, J. M. Roberts examines the periods of turbulence and change, the international shifts in order and power, and the conflicts, divisions, and advances that have shaped the way we live.

A truly global and comprehensive chronicle of human experienceof ordinary people, as well as of those in poweracross all continents and conditions, The New Penguin History of the World brilliantly conveys the staggering diversity of human life and achievement.

Synopsis:

From humanity's origins on the African Savannah to the state of the world after September 11, 2001, this volume offers a magisterial sweep through time and history. 90 maps.

Synopsis:

From humanit‛s origins on the African Savannah to the state of the world after September 11, 2001, The New Penguin History of the World offers a magisterial sweep through time and history. Completely updated and revised by preeminent historian J. M. Roberts, this volume features ninety up-to-date maps, new sections, and extremely well-written and accessible articles throughout. Truly global and comprehensive, it succeeds in conveying the staggering diversity of the human experience across a vast range of climates and conditions. This is the one book for anyone interested in the variety and grandeur of histor‛s march.

About the Author

J. M. Roberts (1928 &2003), a British historian, is the author of numerous works, including The French Revolution, A History of Europe, and The History of the World.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780141007236
Subtitle:
Fourth Edition
Other:
Roberts, J. R.
Other:
Roberts, J. R.
Author:
Roberts, J. M.
Author:
Westad, Odd Arne
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
World
Subject:
General History
Edition Number:
4
Edition Description:
Revised
Publication Date:
20040727
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
1248
Dimensions:
7.82x5.38x2.08 in. 1.73 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

Related Subjects

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History and Social Science » World History » General

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Product details 1248 pages Penguin Books - English 9780141007236 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , From humanity's origins on the African Savannah to the state of the world after September 11, 2001, this volume offers a magisterial sweep through time and history. 90 maps.
"Synopsis" by , From humanit‛s origins on the African Savannah to the state of the world after September 11, 2001, The New Penguin History of the World offers a magisterial sweep through time and history. Completely updated and revised by preeminent historian J. M. Roberts, this volume features ninety up-to-date maps, new sections, and extremely well-written and accessible articles throughout. Truly global and comprehensive, it succeeds in conveying the staggering diversity of the human experience across a vast range of climates and conditions. This is the one book for anyone interested in the variety and grandeur of histor‛s march.
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