A Short History of the World

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Preface

This Short History of the World is meant to be read straightforwardly almost as a novel is read. It gives in the most general way an account of our present knowledge of history, shorn of elaborations and complications. It has been amply illustrated and everything has been done to make it vivid and clear. From it the reader should be able to get that general view of history which is so necessary a framework for the study of a particular period or the history of a particular country. It may be found useful as a preparatory excursion before…

I The World in Space
II The World in Time
III The Beginnings of Life
IV The Age of Fishes
V The Age of the Coal Swamps
VI The Age of Reptiles
VII The First Birds and the First Mammals
VIII The Age of Mammals

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