Human race : 10 centuries of change on earth / Ian Mortimer.
Publication year: 2015
Publisher: London : Vintage Books,
ISBN: 9780099593386 (pbk.) :
Originally published: as Centuries of change. London: The Bodley Head, 2014.
Ian Mortimer takes you on a whirlwind tour of the last 10 centuries of Western history. It is a journey into a past vividly brought to life and bursting with ideas, that pits one century against another in his quest to measure which century saw the greatest change. We journey from a time when there was a fair chance of your village being burnt to the ground by invaders, and dried human dung was a recommended cure for cancer, to a world in which explorers sailed into the unknown and civilisations came into conflict with each other on an epic scale. Here is a story of godly scientists, shrewd farmers, cold-hearted entrepreneurs and strong-minded women - a story of discovery, invention, revolution and cataclysmic shifts in perspective.
Original title: Centuries of change
xii, 403 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 20 cm
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