A History of the Human Community, Volume 1

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Prentice Hall, Jan 1, 1990 - History - 496 pages
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Contents

The Olduvai Gorge in Africa
5
Emergence and Spread of Humankind
9
The Spread of Farming Techniques
16
Copyright

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About the author (1990)

Born in Canada, William H. McNeill was chairman of the Department of History at the University of Chicago and one of the editors of the Readings in World History Series published by Oxford University Press. His one-volume "A World History," which gives equal space to Asia and the West, was greeted as a work of major importance by such recognized historians as Arnold Toynbee, Hans Kohn, Geoffrey Bruun, Stringfellow Barr, and John Barkham. Toynbee has acclaimed McNeill's "The Rise of the West," which took nine years to write, as "the most lucid presentation of world history in narrative form that I know." It won the 1963 National Book Award for history and the Gordon J. Laing Prize of the University of Chicago.

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