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    DescriptionFinally available, a high quality book of the original classic edition of The Story of Mankind. This is a new and freshly published edition of this culturally important work by Hendrik Van Loon Ph.D., which is now, at last, again available to you. Enjoy this classic work today. These selected paragraphs distill the contents and give you a quick look inside The Story of Mankind: That they might move faster through the soft soil, they improved upon their legs and their size increased until the world was populated with gigantic forms (which the hand-books of biology list under the names of Ichthyosaurus and Megalosaurus and Brontosaurus) who grew to be thirty to forty feet long and who could have played with elephants as a full grown cat plays with her kittens....When night descended upon the earth, he hid his wife and his children in a hollow tree or behind some heavy boulders, for he was surrounded on all sides by ferocious animals and when it was dark these animals began to prowl about, looking for something to eat for their mates and their own young, and they liked the taste of human beings. ...These tell us that many thousands of years ago the world was inhabited by certain mammals who were quite different from all the other animals-who had probably developed from another unknown ape-like animal which had learned to walk on its hind-legs and use its fore-paws as hands-and who were most probably connected with the creatures who happen to be our own immediate ancestors....As the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics (the word means sacred writing) have played such a very great role in history, (a few of them in modified form have even found their way into our own alphabet, ) you ought to know something about the ingenious system which was used fifty centuries ago to preserve the spoken word for the benefit of the coming generations....During twenty years, over a hundred thousand men were busy carrying the necessary stones from the other side of the river-ferrying them across the Nile (how they ever managed to do this, we do not understand), dragging them in many instances a long distance across the desert and finally hoisting them into their correct position.

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    The Story of Mankind - The Original Classic Edition
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Hendrik Van Loon Ph D
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 158
    Width: 189 mm
    Height: 246 mm
    Thickness: 9 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    ISBN 13: 9781486153886
    ISBN 10: 1486153887

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC classification: PS
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Emereo Classics
    Imprint name
    Emereo Classics
    Publication date
    20 June 2012
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