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A Little History of the World (Little Histories) E H Gombrichs bestselling history of the world for young readers tells the story of mankind from the Stone Age to the atomic bomb, focusing not on small detail but on the sweep of human experience, the extent of human achievement, and the depth of its frailty The product of a generous and humane sensibility, this timeless account makes intelligible the full span of human history In forty concise chapters, Gombrich tells the story of man from the stone age to the atomic bomb In between emerges a colorful picture of wars and conquests, grand works of art, and the spread and limitations of science This is a text dominated not by dates and facts, but by the sweep of mankinds experience across the centuries, a guide to humanitys achievements and an acute witness to its frailties

  • Kindle
  • 304 pages
  • A Little History of the World (Little Histories)
  • E H Gombrich
  • English
  • 12 March 2018
  • 030014332X

About the Author: E H Gombrich

Among E H GOMBRICH s many writings are the international bestsellers The Story of Art and Art and Illusion He was director of the Warburg Institute of the University of London from 1959 to 1976

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