A Little History of the World

by E. H. Gombrich
Illustrator Clifford Harper, Clifford Harper

Yale University Press | October 13, 2005 | Hardcover

A Little History of the World is rated 5 out of 5 by 2.
E. H. Gombrich’s 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 mankind’s experience across the centuries, a guide to humanity’s achievements and an acute witness to its frailties.



Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 304 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 1.06 in

Published: October 13, 2005

Publisher: Yale University Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0300108834

ISBN - 13: 9780300108835

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Delicious and Digestible Taste of World History What a fantastic book!! With clarity and connection it offers world history in a way that doesn't involk fear (for once)!!! This book is a great place to begin one's journey into the past!
Date published: 2009-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this book! My children (then 8 and 10) loved this book when it appeared in French some years ago, translated from the original German. I can't believe it's in English at last. It's a wonderful book to read aloud - and I confess, I learned a lot of interesting things from it myself. Best of all, it's just a great read.
Date published: 2005-09-19

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A Little History of the World

by E. H. Gombrich
Illustrator Clifford Harper, Clifford Harper

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 304 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 1.06 in

Published: October 13, 2005

Publisher: Yale University Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0300108834

ISBN - 13: 9780300108835

From the Publisher

E. H. Gombrich’s 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 mankind’s experience across the centuries, a guide to humanity’s achievements and an acute witness to its frailties.



About the Author

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.

Editorial Reviews

"Magical, transporting. . . . A children''s history that adults will want to sneak off with and read on the sly."
 —VeryShortList.com