The History of the World in Bite-Sized Chunks (Used Books) - Emma Marriott
Here's your chance to introduce or reintroduce yourself to 5,000 years worth of world history, and discover just how our modern world came to be. "The History of the World in Bite-Sized Chunks" pulls it all together, from the world's earliest civilizations to the founding of the Unites Nations in 1945.
Taken in one gulp or sampled in small bites, this comprehensive history feast is illustrated with clearly drawn maps and chock-full of fascinating and fun fact. You will learn:
-when the Cradle of Civilization was discovered
-how India's caste system came about
-how Zoroastrianism's concepts of heaven and hell influenced Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
-who really invented out numerical system and the concept of zero (hint: it wasn't the Arabs)
-where the first great city in the Americas was built
-the basis of the schism between Sunni and Shiite Muslims
-what country allowed women to vote first, last, and when
Whether interested in the empire of Alexander the Great or the flowering of the Carthaginian Republic and its destruction by Rome, the rise of the Arab caliphates or China's Tang dynasty, the American Civil War or the rise and fall of fascism and communism, you will find the essential facts in this concise, readable, and elegant book.