This Fleeting World: A Short History of Humanity is a compact, easy-to-read overview of world history ideal for curriculum development, classroom preparation, and student review from one of the editors of the Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History: “the benchmark against which future history encyclopedias are compared” according to Booklist magazine.
“I first became an avid student of David Christian by watching his course, Big History, on DVD, and so I am very happy to see his enlightening presentation of the world’s history captured in these essays. I hope it will introduce a wider audience to this gifted scientist and teacher.” –Bill Gates
Now on its fifth printing! A great historian can make clear the connections between the first Homo sapiens and today’s version of the species, and a great storyteller can make those connections come alive. David Christian is both, and This Fleeting World: A Short History of Humanity makes the journey – from the earliest foraging era to our own modern era – a fascinating one. Enter This Fleeting World – and give up the preconception that anything old is boring.