This is a completely new and updated edition of J. M. Roberts and Odd Arne Westad's widely acclaimed, landmark bestseller The Penguin History of the World.. For generations of readers The Penguin History of the World has been one of the great cultural experiences - the entire story of human endeavour laid out in all its grandeur and folly, drama and pain in a single authoritative book. This is a completely new and updated edition of J. M. Roberts and Odd Arne Westad's widely acclaimed, landmark bestseller The Penguin History of the World. Now, for the first time, it has been completely overhauled for its 6th edition - not just bringing it up to date, but revising it throughout in the light of new research and discoveries, such as the revolution in our understanding of many civilizations in the Ancient World. However when speaking about as broad a topic as the history of THE WORLD you are necessarily going to have significant gaps in your analysis. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Reviewed in the United States on May 29, 2015. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. The completely updated edition of J. M. Roberts and Odd Arne Westad's widely acclaimed, landmark bestseller The Penguin History of the World For generations of readers The Penguin History of the World has been one of the great cultural experiences - the entire story of human endeavour laid out in all its grandeur and folly, drama and pain in a single authoritative book. Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices. The 6th edition is more extensively changed. Text is Clean and Unmarked! Reviewed in the United States on May 29, 2015. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. If you have an innate curiosity for where our (mainly western) civilization comes from than this book is for you. I have used this book for a study course, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 28, 2016. This detracts from the author's credibility as an objective historian. In Penguin Taxon Advisory Group: Penguin Husbandry Manual, 3rd Edition. Condition is "Very Good". I originally bought the “Short” version of this book as a summer pool read to learn a little something new at the end of each day. This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. He has thoroughly updated J.M. This is an excellent book: at once rigorous and comprehensive, while remaining accessible to someone whose formal historical education stretches no further than GCSE. Yes-it can be dry and textbook lengthy at times- but there’s something about his writing style that bridges the gap between journeyman and scholar. Has a small black line or red dot on bottom/exterior edge of pages. His other major books include The Paris Commune from the Right, The Triumph of the West (which was also a successful television series), The Penguin History of Europe and The Penguin History of the Twentieth Century. Taylor'A brilliant book ... the most outstanding history of the world yet written' J.H. He has published fifteen books on modern and contemporary international history, among them The Global Cold War, which won the Bancroft Prize, and Decisive Encounters, a standard history of the Chinese civil war. 4.5 out of 5 stars 222. I ordered a c copy edited by Westad, hoping it would be in bigger type. It's a real doorstop of a book, a good argument for buying a Kindle (other devices are available, but hey, this is Amazon after all)? It is a fabulous book. This book is uselessly pedagogical. Roberts and updated by Odd Arne Westad, the Penguin History of the World (6ed) is a key resource for understanding our place in the chronicles of global history. Every student in high school or college should read this wondrous book. Condition is "Very Good". ', which is not a courtesy granted to any other religious text. I haven't found much competition in terms of books which attempt to paint a singular picture of history. 6th ed. Yes-it can be dry and textbook lengthy at times- but there’s something about his writing style that bridges the gap between journeyman and scholar. The chronology of the book stretches from the palaeontology of the pre-human era, through the evolution of mankind and the development of society, to the great, complex classical civilisations and beyond, through the European dark ages (I use this as a chronological marker, not a geographical one) and the development of our own civilisation, passing through modern history, right up until present day events, such as the Arab spring. Absolutely brilliant! Contains a complete listing of the nearly 100 maps and a comprehensive index.1260 pgs, pb. edition (March 28, 2013), Reviewed in the United States on January 14, 2016. You might not require more mature to spend to go to the book foundation as without difficulty as search for them. The closing sections of the book reflect what now seems to be the inexorable rise of Asia and the increasingly troubled situation in the West. the penguin history of the world 6th edition. The author's research and knowledge cannot be faulted. If world history sort of passed you by during your younger years, this is an excellent book to be able to get back on track and start paying closer attention to events outside of your usual reading cycle and understand why some things are the way they are. 1990. The Penguin History Of The World. Like New. This formidable book explains the whole history of mankind on the basis of its key driving forces, dynamics and implications. He died in 2003. Shipped with USPS Media Mail. Roberts. It is a long book, unsurprising given the scope of its subject, but remains readable, with a pleasant narrative fluidity, throughout; a reader that finds the length intimidating could well treat each section ("book") of the work individually, interspersing them with lighter reading. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Order Sphenisciformes. There is nothing better of its kind' Jonathan Sumption, Sunday Telegraph 'A stupendous achievement' A.J.P. Brief answer: The most up to date edition is the sixth edition, paperback ISBN 978-1846144431. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. This is a completely new and updated edition of J. M. Roberts and Odd Arne Westad's widely acclaimed, landmark bestseller The Penguin History of the World. A must have for every home library! Please try again. Reviewed in the United States on November 18, 2019, I am still reading the book but I am sorry that it was printed in so fine a print that makes it for me difficult to read, what I have read so far has been very informative. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Please try again. I began reading his 1976 edition a while back in school, and am very pleased with this updated version which includes a much more thorough analysis of the prehistoric period using up to date findings and techniques. Paperback. Does this book contain quality or formatting issues? This detracts from the author's credibility as an objective historian. This grand arena is supplemented by a vast array of clearly presented maps, helping the reader to visualise and understand forgotten and distant places. Reviewed in the United States on August 5, 2020. 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