A Short History of the World

A Short History of the World

Paperback

By (author) H G Wells

$18.92

Free delivery worldwide
Available
Dispatched in 4 business days
When will my order arrive?

Additional formats available

Format
Hardback $48.88
  • Publisher: Createspace
  • Format: Paperback | 400 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 229mm x 23mm | 671g
  • Publication date: 11 October 2012
  • ISBN 10: 1480092940
  • ISBN 13: 9781480092945
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations

Product description

THE story of our world is a story that is still very imperfectly known. A couple of hundred years ago men possessed the history of little more than the last three thousand years. What happened before that time was a matter of legend and speculation. Over a large part of the civilized world it was believed and taught that the world had been created suddenly in 4004 B.C., though authorities differed as to whether this had occurred in the spring or autumn of that year. This fantastically precise misconception was based upon a too literal interpretation of the Hebrew Bible, and upon rather arbitrary theological assumptions connected therewith. Such ideas have long since been abandoned by religious teachers, and it is universally recognized that the universe in which we live has to all appearances existed for an enormous period of time and possibly for endless time.

Other people who viewed this bought:

Showing items 1 to 10 of 10

Other books in this category

Showing items 1 to 11 of 11