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The History of the World in Bite-Sized Chunks by Emma Marriott
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bookshelves: history, non-fiction

A tight 192-page portrait of world history from the earliest civilizations through World War II.

I read these chunks of history slowly over the last month when in between other books. Divided into six eras and regions within the eras, it's easy to follow a particular region through the ages with the page number references making for easy navigating. Each topic or notable development is covered in entries of one paragraph up to a page in length, and a series of simple maps show the growth and spread of various civilizations and empires. Of course there is some context and continuity missing considering the brief looks at each period, but there is also enough to get a sense of the ideologies and struggles particular peoples faced. I encountered some glimpses of Eastern and Oceanic history I wasn't that familiar with; these were good synopses to frame those stories and they've given me enough to go on to begin digging deeper.
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Reading Progress

July 14, 2015 – Started Reading
July 15, 2015 – Shelved
July 15, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
July 15, 2015 – Shelved as: history
July 15, 2015 – Shelved as: non-fiction
July 16, 2015 –
page 51
August 31, 2015 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Dina (new)

Dina Aladden Correction in page 17, Canan is Palestine not modern -Isreal 🙂

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