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A Brief History of the Human Race

 
 
 
 
A Brief History of the Human Race
Author: Michael Cook Ph.D.
ISBN 13: 9780393326451
ISBN 10: 393326454
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: 2005-02-17
Format: Paperback
Pages: 416
List Price: $24.95
 
 

"Enthralling....If so compact a book can be magisterial, [this] is it.—Michael Dirda, Washington Post Book World..."A smart, literate survey of human life from paleolithic times until 9/11."—Edward Rothstein, The New York Times

The Washington Post

If God took a scientific interest in the human race, and could write briskly and with wit, he might produce a book like this survey. By reading it, one sees how much of the world's history was determined by geography and climate -- "location, location, location," as they say about real estate -- and how apparently trivial events or seemingly insignificant cultural attitudes may gradually affect a nation's destinies. — Michael Dirda