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The Story of Man

3.61 of 5 stars 3.61  ·  rating details  ·  49 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Not just a history of the world, this is also a history for the world. Packed full of fascinating information, it is written in the same lively and accessible style that charmed the readers of Cyril Aydon's previous books Charles Darwin and A Book of Scientific Curiosities. It follows the fortunes and misfortunes of the human race, from the time when our ancestors took the ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published November 9th 2007 by Running Press (first published 2007)
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Приятно поднесена разходка във времето за опресняване на знанията (ако човек не се вторачва в недомислици като "ухото на плуга" или "Същевременно (1860 г.) нарастването на населението на големите индустриални центрове във Великобритания довело до нарастване на необходимостта от хранителна енергия под формата на захар.")
Припомня не само какво се е случило, но и обяснява защо.

Много, много грешки от всякакъв източник и естество.
На автора, понеже историята и науката са му хоби, могат да се простят
Peter Mcloughlin
I couldn't get to the library today so I scrounged around in my closet for something to read. This world history in 320 pages was something I was willing to try. Some 700 page books are on a single decade in a single country a world history in 320 pages is a ridiculously small space for the topic. I should have spent the short time reading it on something else. The author isn't bad and there is nothing outrageous about the narrative save its brevity so I don't have much to complain about I just ...more
Georgia Smith
It was OK for what I read of it, which was about 150 pages. After that I'm afraid it blurred a little into unimportance. It's one of those typical non-fiction history books, with thick language and thicker chapters. It has a unique slant, though, in that it focuses objectively on the human race, and shows clearly how the human race invented all the many different things, and why. It clearly shows the links between necessity and creation in a way that few other histories do, which is refreshing. ...more
The Story of Man in just 425 pages! It was a nice broad brush 10,000 foot level history until on page 363 the author writes that Adolf Hitler committed suicide in January of 1945. A massive historical mistake. It wrecked the entire book for me.

Of course we all make mistakes but this was a huge blunder and for me called all other facts to question.
Matthew Johnson
I thought this was fantastic, but thats because im a fan of history being told in the wider sense. He does a fantastic job of cutting out the boring bits and focusing on what was the route cause of broader changes. Though it did take me 3 years or so to get around to finishing it.
Es una muy buena novela que nos lleva desde los orígenes del hombre hasta la actualidad. La única pega que le pongo es que confunde a Isabel la Católica con Isabel la mujer de Carlos I de España. Pero a parte de eso un gran libro.
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