Criss-crossing the globe from the prehistoric era to the modern day, Professor Jeremy Black takes you on a whirlwind tour of our past, leaving no stone unturned as he brings to life the fascinating history of civilisation. Mankind has accomplished remarkable feats - building great cities, creating beautiful art forms and developing new modes of communication.
At the same time, warfare discrimination and poverty reveal the darker side of human nature.
This incredible illustrated volume covers all of the above, from the birth of agriculture to the two world wars, delving into the vast range of human experience over the millennia. A History of the World forms an essential reference guide for modern-day amateur historians, providing a perfect foothold into this sprawling history.