Mankind

Mankind

Author: Pamela D. Toler

Publisher: Running Press Adult

Published: 2012-10-30

Total Pages: 450

ISBN-13: 0762447036

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An accounting of the key turning points in human history that assisted with the journey from hunter-gatherer to global citizen.


A Criminal History of Mankind

A Criminal History of Mankind

Author: Colin Wilson

Publisher: Diversion Books

Published: 2015-05-17

Total Pages: 892

ISBN-13: 1626818673

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This “immensely stimulating story of true crime down the ages” tells the history of human violence, from Peking Man to the Mafia (The Times, London). This landmark work offers a completely new approach to the history and psychology of human violence. Its sweep is broad, its research meticulous and detailed. Colin Wilson explores the bloodthirsty sadism of the ancient Assyrians and the mass slaughter by the armies led by Genghis Khan, Tamerlane, Ivan the Terrible, and Vlad the Impaler. He delves into modern history, exploring the genocides practiced by Stalin and Hitler. He then takes a chilling look into the sex crimes and mass murders that have become symbols of the neuroses and intensity of modern life. With breathtaking audacity and stunning insight, Wilson puts criminality firmly in a wide, illuminating historical context. “A work of massive energy, compulsively readable, splendidly informative . . . it establishes Wilson in a European tradition of thought that includes H. G. Wells, Sartre and Shaw.” —Time Out London “A tremendous resource for crime buffs as well as a challenging exposition for some of the more subtle criminological thinking of our time.” —Kirkus Reviews


A Picturesque Tale of Progress

A Picturesque Tale of Progress

Author: Olive Beaupré Miller

Publisher: Dawn Chorus Press

Published: 2009-10

Total Pages: 282

ISBN-13: 9781597313650

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Originally published: Lake Bluff, IL: Bookhouse for Children, c1929-33.


The Massacre of Mankind

The Massacre of Mankind

Author: Stephen Baxter

Publisher: Crown Publishing Group (NY)

Published: 2017

Total Pages: 498

ISBN-13: 1524760129

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Originally published: London: Gollancz, 2017.


The Story of Man

The Story of Man

Author: Cyril Aydon

Publisher: Running Press

Published: 2007-11-09

Total Pages: 466

ISBN-13: 9780786720859

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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 their first tentative steps out of Africa, to the day when human beings set foot on the moon; from the domestication of the first donkey to the cloning of Dolly the sheep; and from the building of the pyramids to the designing of the World Wide Web. Informed by the most recent historical and archaeological research, the book focuses not on the conventional small change of kings and queens, battles, and political maneuvers, but on developments that have really shaped the lives of human beings around the globe: the Neolithic revolution in agriculture, the invention of writing, the rise and fall of empires, the birth of great religions, the industrial revolution. This book asks whether we have really changed, or are we just stone-age people living in a space age we have made but cannot control.


The Story of Mankind

The Story of Mankind

Author: Hendrik Willem Van Loon

Publisher:

Published: 1921

Total Pages: 562

ISBN-13:

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Winner of the first John Newbery Medal in 1921, here is van Loon's renowned classic record of historic adventure, updated for the 21st century.


The History of the World

The History of the World

Author: Alex Woolf

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

Published: 2017-09-21

Total Pages: 567

ISBN-13: 1788880218

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Mankind has come a long way since our ancestors first stood up on two feet, but how did we get to where we are today? This book tells our story, through conflict and intrigue, power won and lost, and great empires built and destroyed. Clearly written and accessible, the chapters progress chronologically, with each section focusing on a different part of the world, making this book ideal for quick reference or for reading in depth. Whether you want to uncover the secrets of the first civilizations, follow marauding Mongols on their quest to conquer, or find out what made colonial empires tick, the answers lie within these pages. Looking to our recent history, the last section focuses on the great themes of the 21st century so far: population growth, technology, climate change, and religious extremism. Whatever the future may hold for us, we have much to learn from our past.