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In a narrative beginning almost 1.5 million years ago with the emergence of Homo erectus, Frank Welsh takes the reader from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment, from the Industrial Revolution to the age of terrorism.
Planet Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us. We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us Sapiens? The author explores who we are, how we got here and where we're going.
This volume examines the pedagogical problem of how remembrance is to proceed when what is to be remembered is underscored by a logic difficult to comprehend and which is subversive of the human character of existence.
In September 2012, UNESCO held its first ever consultation with member states on the subject of Holocaust and genocide education, recognising the importance of teaching the history of genocide. The aim was to find approaches to raise awareness about the recurrence of mass atrocities and genocide in different environments.
A global study of British policy over the 'China Question' from 1894-1905, emphasizing the connections between European and overseas developments, and encompassing diplomatic, commercial, financial, and strategic factors as well as the politics of foreign policy.
This book traces the global history of rising life expectancy in the last 200 years.
Emphasizing global interconnectedness, Volume 2 of this undergraduate history textbook covers the early modern period through to modern times.
Presents a fascinating compilation of historical disasters, bad ideas, follies, and poor decisions, including the Trojan Horse, the construction of a community on Love Canal, the introduction of rabbits to Australia, and many more. Original.
For every spectacular discovery throughout history, there have been a hundred devastating epidemics; for every benevolent despot, a thousand like Vlad the Impaler; for every cup half-full, a larger cup half-empty. This guide offers presents the darkest events in history.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A well-researched, highly readable account of a B-17 combat crew's experience.
A new edition of Geoffrey Parker's illustrated history of the impact of western warfare 1500-1800.
A comprehensive and radical new survey of religious life in Rome over the course of a millennium.
Part of a two-volume work, which covers the history, personalities, and topics that have shaped our universe. This volume picks up where Gonick's bestselling "Cartoon History of the Universe" left off with Christopher Columbus about to set sail on his fateful voyage to the New World. It culminates with the American Revolution and US Constitution.