304 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 1.06 in
October 13, 2005
Yale University Press
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.
"Magical, transporting. . . . A children's history that adults will want to sneak off with and read on the sly."