The New Penguin History of the World

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9780141007236: The New Penguin History of the World

From humanity's origins on the African Savannah to the state of the world after September 11, 2001, "The New Penguin History of the World" offers a magisterial sweep through time and history. Completely updated and revised by preeminent historian J. M. Roberts, this volume features ninety up-to-date maps, new sections, and extremely well-written and accessible articles throughout. Truly global and comprehensive, it succeeds in conveying the staggering diversity of the human experience across a vast range of climates and conditions. This is the one book for anyone interested in the variety and grandeur of history's march.

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John Roberts' book has now been updated to the end of the 20th century and revised throughout to make sure it keeps its appeal to a new generation of readers.

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A work of outstanding breadth of scholarship and penetrating judgments. There is nothing better of its kind. (Jonathan Sumption, "Sunday Telegraph") Anyone who wants an outline grasp of history, the core of all subjects, can grasp it here. ("The Economist")

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