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A little history of the world

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  • Temps de fonctionnement: 09:11 hrs
    Voix de: Ralph Cosham
    Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Buck 50 Productions, LLC, 2006
    Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.


  • Author: Gombrich, E. H.
    Contributor: Cosham, Ralph
    Edition: Unabridged

    In 1935, with a doctorate in art history and no prospect of a job, twenty-six-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 für junge Leser was published in Vienna to immediate success. It is now an international bestseller and available in almost thirty 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 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 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.

    Sujets: History | Nonfiction
    Original Publisher: Ashland, Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Buck 50 Productions, LLC
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 9781481580939