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The human story : our history, from the Stone Age to today

Author: James C Davis
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This book takes us on a journey to ancient times, telling how peoples of the world settled down and founded cities, conquered neighbors, and established religions, and continues over the course of history, when they fought two nearly global wars and journeyed into space. Davis's account is lightened with anecdotes and quotes. Though we live in an age of many doubts, Davis thinks we humans are advancing.--From  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James C Davis
ISBN: 0060516194 9780060516192
OCLC Number: 53896724
Description: xii, 466 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: We fill the earth --
We gather by the rivers --
The wanderers settle down --
Two ancient cities follow diverse paths --
China excels and endures --
Some attempt to rule us all --
We found the worldwide faiths --
Europe prepares for its big role --
We find each other --
The New World falls to the old one --
We suffer famine, war, and plague --
We discover who we are and where we live --
Here and there, the people rule --
We make more and live better --
The richer countries grab the poorer --
We multiply, and shrink the earth --
We wage a war to end war --
A utopia becomes a nightmare --
A leader tries to shape a master race --
We wage a wider, crueler war --
The Asian giants try to feed their poor --
Some of us do well --
We walk along the brink --
We do the unbelievable --
So far so good.
Responsibility: James C. Davis.
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This book takes us on a journey to ancient times, telling how peoples of the world settled down and founded cities, conquered neighbors, and established religions, and continues over the course of history, when they fought two nearly global wars and journeyed into space. Davis's account is lightened with anecdotes and quotes. Though we live in an age of many doubts, Davis thinks we humans are advancing.--From publisher description.

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