Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.
A Little History of the World (original 1936; edition 2008)
by E. H. Gombrich, Clifford Harper (Illustrator)
Compact | Rate recommendations
References to this work on external resources.
Wikipedia in English (1)
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 030014332X, Paperback)In 1935, with a doctorate in art history and no prospect of a job, the 26-year-old Ernst Gombrich was invited to attempt a history of the world for younger readers. Amazingly, he completed the task in an intense six weeks, and "Eine kurze Weltgeschichte fur junge Leser" was published in Vienna to immediate success, and is now available in twenty-five languages across the world. In forty concise chapters, Gombrich tells the story of man from the stone age to the atomic bomb. In between emerges a colourful 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 mankind's experience across the centuries, a guide to humanity's achievements and an acute witness to its frailties.The product of a generous and humane sensibility, this timeless account makes intelligible the full span of human history.
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:18:03 -0400)
Superbly designed and freshly illustrated, this book tells the story of man from the stone age to the atomic bomb. What emerges is a colorful picture of wars and conquests, grand works of art, and the spread and limitations of science. Tells the story of man from the stone age to the atomic bomb.
(summary from another edition)
2 editions of this book were published by Audible.com.
2 editions of this book were published by Yale University Press.
Is this you?
Become a LibraryThing Author.