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History of the World

From the Stone Age to the Tech Revolution

By Michael Kerrigan (Author)


Pub Date 10/8/2024

ISBN 9781838864507

Format Hardcover



History of the World

From the Stone Age to the Tech Revolution

by Michael Kerrigan
History of the World provides a sumptuous, pictorial guide to the most significant events in human history, from the Bronze Age to the 21st century.
Beginning in the sixth millennium BCE, in the Indus Valley, Mesopotamia and along the Nile River, human civilization expanded to develop writing systems, farming methods, social organization, and modes of government. Today, humans inhabit every part of the planet, connected by digital technology and modern infrastructure. Arranged chronologically, History of the World offers a broad overview of the most important events in human history, including the building of great funerary tombs in Ancient Egypt, the Trojan War, the development of democratic forms of government in Ancient Athens under Pericles, the birth of Christ, the expansion of Islam from Arabia, the Viking raids across northwest Europe, the capture of Jerusalem during the Crusades, Martin Luther nailing his 95 Theses to the church door in Wittenberg, Copernicus proposing a new model of the universe, the rule of the Tokugawa shoguns in Japan, the Boston Tea Party and the American Revolution, Napoleon’s domination of Europe following the French victory at Austerlitz, Stephenson’s development of the steam locomotive, the breakup of great empires following the end of World War I, the use of nuclear weapons at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the advent of the modern computer, beginning with Alan Turing’s codebreaking Bombe machine at Bletchley Park during World War II.

Michael Kerrigan was educated at St. Edward’s College and University College, Oxford, England. He is the author of The History of Death, A Dark History:The Roman Emperors, Ancients in Their Own Words, World War II Plans That Never Happened, and The Dark History of theAmerican Presidents. He is a columnist, book reviewer, and feature writer for publications including TheScotsman and the Times Literary Supplement. Michael lives with his family in Edinburgh.

Title Details

Pages 448 pages, 550 color & b-w photos

Trim 8.87 x 11.2 x 0 Inches

Territories US/Can/Mexico/South & Central America

Category Reference