A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE HUMAN RACE

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE HUMAN RACE

By: Cook, Michael

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How many reviews have been written `this is a book about who we are, where we have come from and where we are now'? But no book, or author, can claim to have knowledge of all of the history of the human race, or be able to ex plore and answer all questions relating to human existence. So, as Michael Cook admits this book is `deliberately selective and involuntarily patchy' and reflects the broader shape of human history along with a series of narr ower discussions of subjects that have interested hum personally. The book begins with the Palaeolithic, the Neolithic revolution and the emergence of early civilisations, and then goes on a tour of the continents. Each chapt er has an initial survey followed by thematic sections on, for example, Neo lithic pottery, writing, Athenian democracy, the Shang bronzes of China and the Muslim calendar. Books like this have their good and bad points and on ly the reader can decide whether this approach is one they like.

Title: A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE HUMAN RACE

Author Name: Cook, Michael

Categories: General,

Publisher: Macmillan Distribution Ltd: 2004

ISBN Number: 1862076871

ISBN Number 13: 9781862076877

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good/Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000051300