- Audio CD
- Verlag: Blackstone Audio Books; Auflage: Unabridged (1. August 2008)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 078617286X
- ISBN-13: 978-0786172863
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 13,3 x 2,4 x 15,2 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 6 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 223.864 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
A Little History of the World (Classic Collection) (Englisch) Audio-CD – Audiobook, 1. August 2008
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"This little history' has aged amazingly well."
"This little history' has aged amazingly well."
"The true fairy tale of the evolution of mankind.""--Die Zeit
"This 'little history' has aged amazingly well."
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"Imagine the full story of human habitation on our planet being told in such flowing prose that you want to read it out loud. If you can''t imagine that, read "A Little History of the World "and experience it!"--Patricia S. Schroeder, President & CEO of the Association of American Publishers and Former U.S. Representative from Colorado
-- Patricia S. Schroeder "7."
"Magical, transporting. . . . A children''s history that adults will want to sneak off with and read on the sly."-VeryShortList.com
N -- Best Book of the Year Selection "Los Angeles Times" (01/01/2005)
"Brilliant, irresistible: a wonderful surprise." -- Philip Pullman "Philip Pullman"
"Brilliant, irresistible: a wonderful surprise."Philip Pullman -- Philip Pullman "Philip Pullman"
"Christmas gift of the year is surely . . . A Little History of the World. This is a magical work for children. . . . Perfect for bedrime reading." -- John Banville "Irish Times"
"His enthusiasm for his subject is irresistible... With Gombrich's Little History, at last available in English there will be many generations of future historians who will attribute to it their lifelong passion for history - and for truth." -- Lisa Jardine "The Times" (09/13/2005)
"Though written for kids, this is a book the whole family will love."--Christy Karras, "Salt Lake Tribune" (Best Books of 2005)
--Christy Karras "Salt Lake Tribune "
.".. the main body of the book retains an irresistible, boyish energy and enthusiasm... Here, in this little book, are answers to many of the questions you never dared to ask."--Margaret Drabble, "New Statesman"
--Margaret Drabble"New Statesman" (11/25/2005)
"In simple, vivid prose, Gombrich surveys the human past from pre-history to his own time. . . . Lucky children will have this book read to them. Intelligent adults will read it for themselves and regain contact with the spirit of European humanism at its best."--Anthony Grafton, "Wall Street Journal"
--Anthony Grafton "Wall Street Journal "
"Gombrich accomplishes what many university-level Western Civilization classes cannot--a riveting account of events that shaped the world from the Stone Age to the 1930s, illustrating the relevance of history to current events. Teachers and schools should add this to their reading lists."--Claire Martin, "The Denver Post"
--Claire Martin"The Denver Post" (10/01/2008)
"A remarkable book, written in an amiable, conversational style, effortlessly explaining, without condescension, difficult matters like the achievements of Charlemagne, the monetary system of medieval Europe and the ideas of the Enlightenment. . . . This resurrected history deserves reading for all its delights."--Edward Rothstein, "New York Times"
--Edward Rothstein "New York Times "
"A brilliant piece of narrative, splendidly organised, told with an energy and confidence that are enormously attractive, and suffused with all the humanity and generosity of spirit that Gombrich''s thousands of admirers came to cherish during his long and richly productive life. It''s a wonderful surprise: irresistible, in fact."--Philip Pullman--Philip Pullman
"A masterpiece of nonfiction writing for children. It is a wry and charming book, perfectly suited to the capacities of a 10-year-old, but also remarkably free of condescension. An adult can read it with pleasure. And, indeed, with instruction."--Scott McLemee, "Newsday
--Scott McLemee "Newsday "
.".. ostensibly a book for children, designed to present a chronology of world history, but it''s a delight for all ages. The pages sparkle with the learned author''s wit and wisdom - and reading them, one feels as if Gombrich, one of the greatest ever art historians, is guiding one through time with a grandfatherly gleam in his eye."---;i>The Observer"
--Ben Schott"The Observer" (12/12/2005)
''...an enduring joy... We have no shortage of historians eager to tell us what was important in the past and why; but few of them dare speak straight to the imagination of young people, to open their minds and to enrich their vision in the manner that Gombrich achieves so effortlessly here.'' -;i>Times Higher Education Supplement"
--Peter Furtado"Times Higher Education Supplement" (03/10/2006)
"A beautifully concise volume [that] will remind readers of any age that the past 5,000 years have been one big slugfest between darkness and enlightenment, unreason and reason."--Mary Ann Gwinn, "Seattle Times"--Mary Ann Gwinn"Seattle Times" (10/23/2008)
"It is history to read aloud, on a cold evening, preferably by a fire."--Susan Salter Reynolds, "Los Angeles"" Times"
--Susan Salter Reynolds"Los Angeles Times" (10/01/2008)
'What was the bestselling title this Christmas at Foyles in London? Hilary Mantel's Man Booker Prize-winning "Wolf Hall"? Stieg Larsson's "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"? Cormac McCarthy's "The Road"? Dan Brown's "The Lost Symbol"? No. It was EH Gombrich's "A Little History of the World.'"
--Mark Sanderson"The Sunday Telegraph" (01/17/2010) -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Taschenbuch.
Presents a brief, narrative history of the world for young readers, from the Stone Age up to the end of World War II.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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Starting in pre-history the history of the world is dealt with in 40 chapters – and not as euro-centric as you might expect from this time period. Basically Gombrich looks at the rise and fall of Empires – whether of politics, of ideology, ideas, or religions. So to start and keep them, just to lose them eventually all the detructive devices mankind has devised are explored.
So war is the dominant factor that remains constant throught the history of mankind. Whenever one group acquires some kind of power it used the power to batter another group into submission. That pattern never changes and taking a look a history today there is no change for the better in sight.
Gombrich, however, writes about these things in a compassionate way and is even optimistic. His intellectual curiousity is always there as warming light and makes the reading interesting and enlightening. He always stresses the positive aspects of human heritage
By addressing young people there is always the hope encourage them to stem the river of histroy and guide into another direction. He really writes about history in a poetic way. Hje comapres historyto a river: „ Look carefully at the millions of shimmering white bubbles rising and then vanishing with each wave.Lesen Sie weiter... ›
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Gombrich's little histoy is such a nice book for everyone that does not want to read weighty history tomes and aims at overview of the past.Vor 3 Monaten von Paul Langer veröffentlicht
E. H. Gombrich is a brilliant writer and a great historian. I feel like this would be a great book for children and young adults.Vor 18 Monaten von Ana Luisa B. veröffentlicht