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Our Worlds Story Eric Burnett

Our Worlds Story

Eric Burnett

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Do you know how we got to here?Well, if youre like 97.4% of the people walking the planet, you havent got a clue. Sure, you might know a bit about a couple rivers in Mesopotamia, how Socrates wandered around Athens asking questions or how Martin... MoreDo you know how we got to here?Well, if youre like 97.4% of the people walking the planet, you havent got a clue. Sure, you might know a bit about a couple rivers in Mesopotamia, how Socrates wandered around Athens asking questions or how Martin Luther got ticked off one day and nailed a really long essay to the door of a church. But to be honest (and dont be embarrassed), youve got some gaps.Be dense no more. In Our Worlds Story, Eric Burnett takes you through all the major tales, traditions and turning points of world history - not just European history, but WORLD history. Youll figure out real quick that the West might have had some crowning moments, but for the whole of human history, its been the Persians, the Indians, the Chinese, the Muslims or some horse peoples from the steppe that have truly turned us into the clever little creatures we are today.And when most world history books fade off once the Cold War comes to a close, this sometimes cheekily-written tome just gets going. It finishes with a distinctively comprehensive look at the 21st century challenges facing the nine major regions of todays world - Africa, Latin America, Japan, China, the Middle East, India, Russia, Europe and the United States.Eric Burnett expertly understands exactly what his audience wants to know, what they need to know. A page-turning account of our proudest achievements and our most colossal bumblings. Its world history for the rest of us. - Ibn Battuta