History by Adam Hart-Davis
From the Dawn of Civilization to the Present Day

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Homo sapiens have remained the same species, largely unchanged in genetic makeup and anatomy since the Cro-Magnon era. By contrast, the cultural, social, and technological changes since then have been nothing less than extraordinary. Telling our story, from prehistory to the present day, DK's History is a thought-provoking journey, revealing the common threads and forces that have shaped human history.

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Inventions, discoveries, and ideas that have shaped world history A look at human achievement through artifacts, painting, sculpture, and architecture An examination of humankind in context as part of the natural world Eyewitness accounts and biographies of key figures A comprehensive timeline chronicling the key events of the countries of the world
 

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Adam Hart-Davis's previous books include "Just Another Day "and "What the Victorians Did for Us."
 
Published January 1, 2010 by DK Publishing. 612 pages
Genres: History. Non-fiction
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An outsider to the culture of the blues, Davis invites the reader to share his puzzlement at the deep faith of rural performers (``There are people who grow up actually reading the Bible...who accept what I read as lunatic ravings as both prophecy and literal history'').

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While he is certainly entitled to take umbrage at historical events, selectively or not, Davis's intermittent lapses of objectivity unfortunately result in turning DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT HISTORY into a subjective treatise and casts doubt on the accuracy of what he presents.

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Library Journal

VERDICT Specialists in modern European history will find this book helpful as they try to understand why World War I unfolded as it did and how it changed the world.—MF Nelson (The Remains of Company D: A Story of the Great War) makes extensive use of primary sources to tell the story of five ...

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The New York Review of Books

And we all have our paranoid moments.” The late Richard Hofstadter, who was no doubt the dean of the new psychological school, cautioned that his phrase “paranoid style” had to do “with the way in which ideas are believed and advocated rather than with the truth or falsity of their content.” I ...

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But I did wonder, given recent shifts in medical history, what future the editor foresees for some of the categories of analysis most commonly associated with medical history but not discussed in specific chapters in this volume, such as medical reform, or the development of medical sub-disciplin...

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In her second attack on the book, Diane Purkiss put forward the argument that its arguments are contradictory.

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Reviews in History

Power may have started working on the borders of social history and literature but she moved on to write economic history with the people left in.

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