A Little History of the World

A Little History of the World
Author: E. H. Gombrich
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 461
Release: 2014-10-01
ISBN: 0300213972
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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 Economics

A Little History of Economics
Author: Niall Kishtainy
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2017-03-07
ISBN: 0300226314
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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 Science

A Little History of Science
Author: William Bynum
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 271
Release: 2012-11-06
ISBN: 0300136595
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A spirited volume on the great adventures of science throughout history, for curious readers of all ages

A Little History of the United States

A Little History of the United States
Author: James West Davidson
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2015-09-15
ISBN: 030018252X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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 Literature

A Little History of Literature
Author: John Sutherland
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-11-05
ISBN: 0300188366
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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From The Epic of Gilgamesh to Harry Potter, this rollicking romp through the world of literature reveals how writings from all over the world can transport us and help us to make sense of what it means to be human.

A Little History of Religion

A Little History of Religion
Author: Richard Holloway
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 253
Release: 2016-01-01
ISBN: 0300208839
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

The World s Great Classics A short history of the English people by J R Green 3 v History of civilization in Europe by F P G Guizot

The World s Great Classics  A short history of the English people  by J R  Green  3 v   History of civilization in Europe  by F P G  Guizot
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1900
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Little History of Archaeology

A Little History of Archaeology
Author: Brian Fagan
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 289
Release: 2018-04-10
ISBN: 0300235283
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The thrilling history of archaeological adventure, with tales of danger, debate, audacious explorers, and astonishing discoveries around the globe What is archaeology? The word may bring to mind images of golden pharaohs and lost civilizations, or Neanderthal skulls and Ice Age cave art. Archaeology is all of these, but also far more: the only science to encompass the entire span of human history—more than three million years! This Little History tells the riveting stories of some of the great archaeologists and their amazing discoveries around the globe: ancient Egyptian tombs, Mayan ruins, the first colonial settlements at Jamestown, mysterious Stonehenge, the incredibly preserved Pompeii, and many, many more. In forty brief, exciting chapters, the book recounts archaeology’s development from its eighteenth-century origins to its twenty-first-century technological advances, including remote sensing capabilities and satellite imagery techniques that have revolutionized the field. Shining light on the most intriguing events in the history of the field, this absolutely up-to-date book illuminates archaeology’s controversies, discoveries, heroes and scoundrels, global sites, and newest methods for curious readers of every age.

A Little History of Poetry

A Little History of Poetry
Author: John Carey
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 321
Release: 2020-01-01
ISBN: 0300232225
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A vital, engaging, and hugely enjoyable guide to poetry, from ancient times to the present, by one of our greatest champions of literature The Times and Sunday Times, Best Books of 2020 “[A] fizzing, exhilarating book.”—Sebastian Faulks, Sunday Times 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. But 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. For readers both young and old, this little history shines a light for readers on the richness of the world’s poems—and the elusive quality that makes them all the more enticing.

A Short History of the World Since 1918

A Short History of the World Since 1918
Author: John Hampden Jackson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 502
Release: 1939
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History, Modern
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Short History of Our Own Times from the Accession of Queen Victoria to the General Election of 1880

A Short History of Our Own Times from the Accession of Queen Victoria to the General Election of 1880
Author: Justin McCarthy
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 336
Release: 1888
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Great Britain
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Short History of Education Being a Reprint of the Article Education from the 9th Ed of the Encyclop dia Britannica

A Short History of Education  Being a Reprint of the Article Education  from the 9th Ed  of the Encyclop  dia Britannica
Author: Oscar Browning
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 114
Release: 1881
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Short History of the Movies

A Short History of the Movies
Author: Gerald Mast,Bruce F. Kawin
Publsiher: Longman Publishing Group
Total Pages: 772
Release: 2003
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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B> The seventh edition of A Short History of the Movies continues the tradition that has made it one of the most popular books ever in film history. This volume offers students a panoramic overview of the worldwide development of film, from the early Mack Sennett and Charlie Chaplin shorts, through the studio heyday of the 1930s and 1940s and the Hollywood Renaissance of the 1960s and 1970s, to the pictures and their technology appearing in the multiplexes of today. This new edition, which has been revised and rewritten to reflect current scholarship and recent industry developments, and new films and filmmakers, represents an accurate, scrupulous updating of a classic. Features an emphasis on key historical and aesthetic principles provides solid scholarship in an accessible, intelligent, and readable format. Inlcudes almost 500 color and black-and-white photographs including frame enlargements and production stills. Includes evaluations of great works from such directors as Griffith, Ford, Scorsese, and Hitchcock illuminates conflicts and controversies in many areas of filmmaking. Also features extensive treatment of international film enables comparison and contrast between American films and those of other countries, particularly Germany, Russia, France, Italy, and China. For anyone interested in the history of film.

A Short History of the Art of Pisciculture

A Short History of the Art of Pisciculture
Author: J. J. Armistead
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 92
Release: 1870
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fish culture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Brief History of the Hospital of St John Baptist Bath

A Brief History of the Hospital of St  John Baptist  Bath
Author: Robert Edward Myhill Peach
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 90
Release: 1886
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Short History of Napoleon the First

A Short History of Napoleon the First
Author: Sir John Robert Seeley
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 370
Release: 1886
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: France
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Brief History of Greek Philosophy

A Brief History of Greek Philosophy
Author: Benjamin Chapman Burt
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 326
Release: 1889
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Philosophy, Ancient
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Short History of Cheap Music as Exemplified in the Records of the House of Novello Ewer Co

A Short History of Cheap Music as Exemplified in the Records of the House of Novello  Ewer   Co
Author: Joseph Bennett
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 198
Release: 1887
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The U.S. Department of State presents an archive of information on the foreign relations of the United States from 1945 to 1950. The archive covers the founding of the national intelligence structure, Department of State intelligence, the Office of Special Operations, the National Security Act of 1947, psychological and political warfare, and National Security Council intelligence directives.

A Short History of Gondal

A Short History of Gondal
Author: Harikrishna Lalshankar Dave
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 222
Release: 1889
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Gondal (Princely State)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Brief History of Parsees

A Brief History of Parsees
Author: S. H. Jhabvala
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 380
Release: 1951
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Parsees
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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