Dimensions: 192 Pages, 8.27 × 10.24 × 0.39 in
Published: March 22, 2011
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0887765408
ISBN - 13: 9780887765407
About the Book
Traces human civilization from early bands of hunter-gatherers to the multicultural world cities of the present, covering the development of agriculture, empires, law, and the major religions, the rise of Europe, colonies, and industrialization.
From the Publisher
Just 50,000 years ago, our hunter-gatherer ancestors ventured off
the African savannah and into the wider world. Now, our technology
reaches far out into the cosmos. How did we get to where we are
With lively text and colorful illustrations, From Then to
Now explains how individual societies struggled to find
their own paths, despite war, disease, slavery, natural disasters,
and the relentless growth of human knowledge. From Hammurabi to
Henry Ford, from Incan couriers to the Internet, from the Taj Mahal
to the Eiffel Tower, from Marco Polo to Martin Luther King, from
Cleopatra to Catherine the Great, from boiled haggis to fried
tarantulas - this is no less than the story of humanity. It's the
story of how we grew apart over all those years of migration and
division, and how - as we recognize our common heritage and our
often mixed ancestry - we can come together.
An index, maps, and notes make this a must-have reference, as well
as a delight to read and to discuss. From Then to
Now is bound to create a generation of history buffs!
About the Author
CHRISTOPHER MOORE has been described as Canada's most versatile
writer of history. A winner of the Governor General's Literary
Award and other prizes, he writes widely about Canadian history for
adults and children. His history for young readers, The
Story of Canada, written with Janet Lunn and Alan Daniel,
was named one of the ten best Canadian children's books of the
twentieth century. He writes a long-running column on history and
historians for Canada's History magazine (previously known
as The Beaver). A past chair of the Writers' Union of
Canada, Christopher Moore lives in Toronto. Visit him at
Award-winning illustrator ANDREJ KRYSTOFORSKI was born in Poland,
Warsaw. After earning a master's degree from the Academy of Fine
Arts in Warsaw, he studied painting and graphic design. He began
working as an illustrator and designer, and, since then, he has
designed and illustrated posters, books, cartoons, and caricatures.
Andrej Krystoforski lives in Toronto and now works exclusively on
painting and illustrating children's books.
"From Then to Now: A Short History of the
World, by Christopher Moore, is a fascinating examination
of the evolution of human civilization that is global in its span
and inclusive in its outlook. The energetic narrative tells a story
that rivals the very best fiction."
-Governor General Awards Jury's
"…From Then to Now… offers young readers ages 10
and up a fascinating look at how individual societies have
struggled to make their way despite the ravages of war, disease,
slavery, natural disasters and our ever-expanding wealth of
knowledge. It was an ambitious undertaking to condense that much
history into a form young readers 10 and up can relate to, but
Toronto author Christopher Moore and illustrator Andrej
Krystoforski of Poland have done an excellent job."
-Waterloo Region Record
PRAISE FOR CHAMPLAIN:
"…[a] lushly pictorial biography, extended with archival
artwork, maps, and artifacts …."
- School Library Journal
"[N]ot only introduces readers to the explorer's life story
and the challenges he faced in North America, it also provides
excellent background information …."
PRAISE FOR THE BIG BOOK OF
"… [an] excellent addition to school or home bookshelf."
- The Globe and Mail