A Little History of the World Book
Score: 4
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A Little History of the World


  • Author : E. H. Gombrich
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-10-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300213973

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A Little History of the World Book Description :

E. H. Gombrich's Little History of the World, though written in 1935, has become one of the treasures of historical writing since its first publication in English in 2005. The Yale edition alone has now sold over half a million copies, and the book is available worldwide in almost thirty languages. Gombrich was of course the best-known art historian of his time, and his text suggests illustrations on every page. This illustrated edition of the Little History brings together the pellucid humanity of his narrative with the images that may well have been in his mind's eye as he wrote the book. The two hundred illustrations—most of them in full color—are not simple embellishments, though they are beautiful. They emerge from the text, enrich the author's intention, and deepen the pleasure of reading this remarkable work. For this edition the text is reset in a spacious format, flowing around illustrations that range from paintings to line drawings, emblems, motifs, and symbols. The book incorporates freshly drawn maps, a revised preface, and a new index. Blending high-grade design, fine paper, and classic binding, this is both a sumptuous gift book and an enhanced edition of a timeless account of human history.

A Little History of Philosophy Book
Score: 4
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A Little History of Philosophy


  • Author : Nigel Warburton
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-10-25
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300177541

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A Little History of Philosophy Book Description :

Presents an introduction to the ideas of major Western philosophers, including Aristotle, Augustine, John Locke, and Karl Marx.

A Little History of the United States Book
Score: 3
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A Little History of the United States


  • Author : James West Davidson
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-09-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300182521

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A Little History of the United States Book Description :

How did a land and people of such immense diversity come together under a banner of freedom and equality to form one of the most remarkable nations in the world? Everyone from young adults to grandparents will be fascinated by the answers uncovered in James West Davidson’s vividly told A Little History of the United States. In 300 fast-moving pages, Davidson guides his readers through 500 years, from the first contact between the two halves of the world to the rise of America as a superpower in an era of atomic perils and diminishing resources. In short, vivid chapters the book brings to life hundreds of individuals whose stories are part of the larger American story. Pilgrim William Bradford stumbles into an Indian deer trap on his first day in America; Harriet Tubman lets loose a pair of chickens to divert attention from escaping slaves; the toddler Andrew Carnegie, later an ambitious industrial magnate, gobbles his oatmeal with a spoon in each hand. Such stories are riveting in themselves, but they also spark larger questions to ponder about freedom, equality, and unity in the context of a nation that is, and always has been, remarkably divided and diverse.

A Little History of Religion Book
Score: 4.5
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A Little History of Religion


  • Author : Richard Holloway
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-08-23
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300222142

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A Little History of Religion Book Description :

For curious readers young and old, a rich and colorful history of religion from humanity’s earliest days to our own contentious times In an era of hardening religious attitudes and explosive religious violence, this book offers a welcome antidote. Richard Holloway retells the entire history of religion—from the dawn of religious belief to the twenty-first century—with deepest respect and a keen commitment to accuracy. Writing for those with faith and those without, and especially for young readers, he encourages curiosity and tolerance, accentuates nuance and mystery, and calmly restores a sense of the value of faith. Ranging far beyond the major world religions of Judaism, Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, and Hinduism, Holloway also examines where religious belief comes from, the search for meaning throughout history, today’s fascinations with Scientology and creationism, religiously motivated violence, hostilities between religious people and secularists, and more. Holloway proves an empathic yet discerning guide to the enduring significance of faith and its power from ancient times to our own.

A Short History of the World Book
Score: 4
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A Short History of the World


  • Author : John Morris Roberts
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 539
  • ISBN 10 : 9780195115048

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A Short History of the World Book Description :

Vividly written, this "scholarly examination . . . of the major events of the past" ("The Bookwatch") brings the outstanding breadth of scholarship and international scope of the larger "History of the World" within the grasp of every home, school, and library. Roberts brilliantly tells the story of the growing power of humans to remake the world and to control their destinies.

A Little History of Economics Book
Score: 3
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A Little History of Economics


  • Author : Niall Kishtainy
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-03-07
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300226317

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A Little History of Economics Book Description :

A lively, inviting account of the history of economics, told through events from ancient to modern times and the ideas of great thinkers in the field What causes poverty? Are economic crises inevitable under capitalism? Is government intervention in an economy a helpful approach or a disastrous idea? The answers to such basic economic questions matter to everyone, yet the unfamiliar jargon and math of economics can seem daunting. This clear, accessible, and even humorous book is ideal for young readers new to economics and for all readers who seek a better understanding of the full sweep of economic history and ideas. Economic historian Niall Kishtainy organizes short, chronological chapters that center on big ideas and events. He recounts the contributions of key thinkers including Adam Smith, David Ricardo, Karl Marx, John Maynard Keynes, and others, while examining topics ranging from the invention of money and the rise of agrarianism to the Great Depression, entrepreneurship, environmental destruction, inequality, and behavioral economics. The result is a uniquely enjoyable volume that succeeds in illuminating the economic ideas and forces that shape our world.

A Little History of Poetry Book
Score: 3
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A Little History of Poetry


  • Author : John Carey
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-04-21
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300252521

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A Little History of Poetry Book Description :

A vital, engaging, and hugely enjoyable guide to poetry, from ancient times to the present, by one of our greatest champions of literature What is poetry? If music is sound organized in a particular way, poetry is a way of organizing language. It is language made special so that it will be remembered and valued. It does not always work—over the centuries countless thousands of poems have been forgotten. This little history is about some that have not. John Carey tells the stories behind the world’s greatest poems, from the oldest surviving one written nearly four thousand years ago to those being written today. Carey looks at poets whose works shape our views of the world, such as Dante, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Whitman, and Yeats. He also looks at more recent poets, like Derek Walcott, Marianne Moore, and Maya Angelou, who have started to question what makes a poem "great" in the first place. This little history shines a light on the richness and variation of the world’s poems—and the elusive quality that makes them all the more enticing.

Reflections on the History of Art Book

Reflections on the History of Art


  • Author : Ernst Hans Gombrich
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 1987-01-01
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 0520061896

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Reflections on the History of Art Book Description :

Essays discuss Greek and Chineese art, Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Dutch genre painting, Rubens, Rembrandt, art collecting, museums, and Freud's aesthetics

A Short History of the World Book
Score: 3.5
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A Short History of the World


  • Author : Christopher Lascelles
  • Publisher : Crux Publishing Ltd
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN 10 : 9780957111615

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A Short History of the World Book Description :

'A clearly written, remarkably comprehensive guide to the greatest story on Earth - man's journey from the earliest times to the modern day. Highly recommended.' -Dan Jones, author of The Plantagenets: The Kings Who Made England There is an increasing realisation that our knowledge of world history – and how it all fits together – is far from perfect. A Short History of the World aims to fill the big gaps in our historical knowledge with a book that is easy to read and assumes little prior knowledge of past events. The book does not aim to come up with groundbreaking new theories on why things occurred, but rather gives a broad overview of the generally accepted version of events so that non-historians will feel less ignorant when discussing the past. While the book covers world history from the Big Bang to the present day, it principally covers key people, events and empires since the dawn of the first civilisations in around 3500 BC. To help readers put events, places and empires into context, the book includes 36 specially commissioned maps to accompany the text. The result is a book that is reassuringly epic in scope but refreshingly short in length. An excellent place to start to bring your historical knowledge up to scratch!

A Little History of Science Book
Score: 3.5
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A Little History of Science


  • Author : William Bynum
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-10-15
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300189421

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A Little History of Science Book Description :

Science is fantastic. It tells us about the infinite reaches of space, the tiniest living organism, the human body, the history of Earth. People have always been doing science because they have always wanted to make sense of the world and harness its power. From ancient Greek philosophers through Einstein and Watson and Crick to the computer-assisted scientists of today, men and women have wondered, examined, experimented, calculated, and sometimes made discoveries so earthshaking that people understood the world—or themselves—in an entirely new way. This inviting book tells a great adventure story: the history of science. It takes readers to the stars through the telescope, as the sun replaces the earth at the center of our universe. It delves beneath the surface of the planet, charts the evolution of chemistry's periodic table, introduces the physics that explain electricity, gravity, and the structure of atoms. It recounts the scientific quest that revealed the DNA molecule and opened unimagined new vistas for exploration. Emphasizing surprising and personal stories of scientists both famous and unsung, A Little History of Science traces the march of science through the centuries. The book opens a window on the exciting and unpredictable nature of scientific activity and describes the uproar that may ensue when scientific findings challenge established ideas. With delightful illustrations and a warm, accessible style, this is a volume for young and old to treasure together.