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World History For Dummies

Published: February 15, 2022

Overview

Discover how the modern world came to be with this easy-to-follow and up-to-date history companion

Want to get a taste of the entirety of human history in a single book? With World History For Dummies, you'll get an overview of the history of, well, everything, from the Neanderthal experience to the latest historical developments of the 21st century. Re-live history from your armchair as you ride into battle alongside Roman generals, prepare Egyptian pharaohs for the afterlife, and learn from the great Greek poets and philosophers.

Written in the easy-to-digest style the For Dummies series is famous for, you'll discover:

  • How religion, philosophy, and science shaped, and were shaped by, the great figures of history
  • The human consequences of warfare, from historical battles to more modern conflicts from the 20th century
  • What's influencing events in the 21st century, from climate change to new regimes and economies

World History For Dummies is the perfect gift for the lifelong learner who wants to brush up on their world history knowledge. It's also an indispensable resource for AP World History students looking for a supplemental reference to help them with their studies.

Discover how the modern world came to be with this easy-to-follow and up-to-date history companion

Want to get a taste of the entirety of human history in a single book? With World History For Dummies, you'll get an overview of the history of, well, everything, from the Neanderthal experience to the latest historical developments of the 21st century. Re-live history from your armchair as you ride into battle alongside Roman generals, prepare Egyptian pharaohs for the afterlife, and learn from the great Greek poets and philosophers.

Written in the easy-to-digest style the For Dummies series is famous

for, you'll discover:
  • How religion, philosophy, and science shaped, and were shaped by, the great figures of history
  • The human consequences of warfare, from historical battles to more modern conflicts from the 20th century
  • What's influencing events in the 21st century, from climate change to new regimes and economies

World History For Dummies is the perfect gift for the lifelong learner who wants to brush up on their world history knowledge. It's also an indispensable resource for AP World History students looking for a supplemental reference to help them with their studies.

World History For Dummies Cheat Sheet

One effective way to approach the tremendous breadth and depth of world history is to break it into digestible bits of information. Here are four approaches to putting the many millennia and decades in perspective by looking at civilizations and societies as they changed, at ruling dynasties, at advances in science and technology, and at the deadliest wars.