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Mankind and Mother Earth

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Publisher: Oxford University Press. Published: 1976. First Edition. Comments: Dark blue cloth, very good with slight shelfwear. Inscriptions, stamps and a little foxing to endpapers. Pages very good, sunned. Binding sound.
Hardcover, 654 pages
Published June 24th 1976 by Oxford University Press (first published June 7th 1976)
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مهند
Sep 26, 2013 مهند rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
كتاب في غاية القيمة يحمل بصمات مؤرخ شهير يتجنب على الدوام الخروج من الموضوعية في تحليلاته المستندة على فلسفة التاريخ ووحدة الحضارات القديمة...
تناول في هذا الكتاب القيم الذي الفه ارنولد توينبي(1889-1975) في اواخر حياته وبالتحديد عام 1973 التاريخ المختصر للحضارات التي سادت ثم بادت وابتدأ بحضارة وادي الرافدين التي اعتبرها الاقدم والاعرق ثم الحضارات الاخرى المتفرعة منها في بلاد الشام ومصر ثم حضارات بلاد فارس والصين والهند والاغريق والرومان والحضارة الغربية وحضارة الامريكيتين
الكتاب يعتبر مرجع قيم بحق
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Yazeed AlMogren
كتاب يبسط تاريخ البشرية على عدة فصول يتحدث فيها المؤرخ بإختصار عن تطور البشرية ومراحل التغيير التي مرت بها، لمن لايستطيع قراءة مجلدات قصة الحضارة لطولها أعتقد بأن هذا الكتاب مناسب له
Izza
Nov 08, 2009 Izza rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: all people
Recommended to Izza by: no one, i found this book accidentally at bookstore and i just k
I have read this book several times (actually I read the Indonesian translation), one of my favorite books.
It gives me good introduction to world history and give more awareness/consciousness of what was/is happen in our mother earth since the earth is formed/shaped billion years ago till the British Industrial Revolution, World War, and what might be happening in the future. After I read this, I can understand any other book or information of world history/facts faster than before. Toynbee is t
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إيمان عبد المنعم
كتاب مهم للغاية في موضوعه خاصة أنه يستعرض تاريخ العالم كله منذ العصر الحجري القديم وحتى ثمانينيات القرن الماضي ...
ربما مثل هذا الاستعراض الموسوعي أصعب ما في الكتاب ، فلا شك أن التحول المستمر من حضارة لأخرى ومن تاريخ لآخر تضع العقل في حيرة والمعلومات الوفيرة تنسي بعضها بعضا أحيانا .
ومع ذلك فطريقة توينبي في تثبيت التاريخ ثم استعراض المدنيات المختلفة من خلاله من الصين شرقا حتى الأمريكتين غربا كانت مميزة وربما أفضل وأدعى للتشويق والاستمرار من عرض كل مدنية منفصلة بتاريخها كله على حده .
المؤكد أنني وقع
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Muhaimin Al-baghdadi
لم استفد كثيرا من طريقة السرد التأريخي للاحداث خصوصا وان الكتاب من دون خرائط توضيحية, ولكن ما تعلمته من هذا الكتاب وما احببته بهذا الكتاب كان طريقة التحليل والربط بين الاحداث التأريخية وبالتالي التوصل الى الاحداث المفقوده من التأريخ الانساني
Thomas
Apr 22, 2008 Thomas rated it did not like it
Having immensely enjoyed two other books that cover the entire history of humanity-- Ishmael and Guns, Germs, and Steel-- I was eager to examine what renowned historian Arnold Toynbee had produced. It started out brilliantly, focusing on the history of the biosphere and human habitation. The first sixty pages are some of the best historical writing I have ever encountered.

The bulk of the book, though, is rather disappointing. It reads much like an encyclopedia, giving very dry, overly-broad acco
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Dusan
Jan 25, 2015 Dusan rated it it was amazing
Here is the old historian coming back to his narrative of humanity. Many were disappointed by this book and it has often been criticised as if was too old etc. What I found especially endearing here is that Toynbee is bringing sentimentality and emotions to his story. One can even sense his disregard for humanity. It should ideally be read together with his views expressed in Civilization on Trial. This is a book that I will leave with a note 'Must reading' for my boys....
Dave
Oct 07, 2010 Dave rated it it was ok
I'm a big fan of Toynbee, but was a disappointment. I suppose I should not have expected much, as he wrote it at the very end of his life, when most of his powers had likely deserted him. My caveat is that I did not read very much of it, but it seemed to be one thing after another, with little of Toynbee's ability to give grand narrative and context.
Adiprasatya
Jan 20, 2009 Adiprasatya marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: indonesian
mentok! apakah harus (lagi-lagi) menyalahkan terjemahan? atau mendingan menyalahkan Gonick? Karena terbiasa baca yang "ringan", jadi puyeng lagi baca yang "serius", he he
Haries
Sep 05, 2012 Haries rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history
Bagus untuk menambah referensi dari sebuah karya tulis.
dan bisa jadi senjata KDRT, karena buku ini tebal adanya..hehe
nanto
Jan 16, 2009 nanto marked it as wishlist-‎a-k-a-buku-buruan  ·  review of another edition
Buku klasik yang udah dibaca tapi tetap ingin dibaca lagi, selain tentunya dimiliki.
Efsa
Dec 26, 2008 Efsa added it
it's history of human being.,i learned a lot..
Andrew
Aug 22, 2010 Andrew rated it it was amazing
Arnold Toynbee's final masterpiece that displayed his deft and eloquent ability to bring history alive and in contexts that the average non-history buff can relate to.

In this book he attempts to divest the view of world history as centered on the western hemisphere and instead focuses on a simultaneous action by "cradles of civilization", this style later became popular and more evident with modern day historians such as James Burke.

Another first was his emphasis on "stewardship of the biosphere
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Yassine
Aug 26, 2013 Yassine rated it it was amazing
Excellent!
Sam Hawas
great
Khalid Al hmoud
Jun 06, 2013 Khalid Al hmoud rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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The British historian Arnold Joseph Toynbee was born in London on 14 April 1889 and died on 22 October 1975 in York, North Yorkshire, England. He was educated at Winchester College and Balliol College, Oxford. He was the nephew of economic historian Arnold Toynbee, with whom he is sometimes confused. His first marriage to Rosalind Murray, with whom he had three sons, ended in divorce in 1946. Prof ...more
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