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e-Book The Mental Floss History of the World: An Irreverent Romp Through Civilization's Best Bits download

e-Book The Mental Floss History of the World: An Irreverent Romp Through Civilization's Best Bits download

by Johnny Heller,Erik Sass

ISBN: 1400109701
ISBN13: 978-1400109708
Language: English
Publisher: Tantor Audio; Unabridged CD edition (November 11, 2008)
Category: Americas
Subategory: History

ePub size: 1844 kb
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Rating: 4.3
Votes: 401
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Twelve core chapters of world history tackle everything from civilization's baby steps in the Fertile Crescent to the . Audiobook version, read by Johnny Heller. I suspect this book would have been much better in a regular book format, rather than on audio

Twelve core chapters of world history tackle everything from civilization's baby steps in the Fertile Crescent to the -Europe Ages to A World United by Terror and T. I suspect this book would have been much better in a regular book format, rather than on audio. The boring and repetitive lists of events at each chapter (?) start are probably laid out visually in such a way as to allow you to refer back during the meat of each section. Aside from that, it was still a light and entertaining overview of historical events, presented in a way that I wish my dusty old history teachers could have taught it.

In the hands of mental floss, history's most interesting bits have been handpicked and roasted to perfection. Packed with little-known stories and outrageous†but accurate†facts, you'll laugh yourself smarter on this joyride through 60,000 years of human civilization. Remember: just because it's true doesn't mean it's boring! Now with Breaking News. 'If You Thought the Last Depression Was Great. Answers: (a) 2 (b) 1 (c) 3. Скачать (pdf, . 4 Mb) Читать. Epub FB2 mobi txt RTF.

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An Irreverent Romp Through Civilization's Best Bits.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. There are several good points about the book. Start by marking The Mental Floss History of the World: An Irreverent Romp through Civilization's Best Bits as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. I thought they did a very good job in breaking history down into the different periods and did their best to keep the reader informed as to what was going on around the world during those times. Of course, lack of history for some areas certainly prevented them from doing as much as one would have liked, but the fact is they did better than most in providing more than just Western history.

With mental-floss's trademark smart-aleck approach, combined with hilarious (but true) trivia, world history has never been such a joyride. Attn: Author/Narrator If you have any queries please contact me at info19782 @ gmail. I will reply as soon as possible, usually within 24 hours.

Audiobook version, read by Johnny Heller. In the hands of mental floss, history's most interesting bits have been handpicked and roasted to perfection. Packed with little-known stories and outrageous-but accurate-facts, you'll laugh yourself smarter on this joyride through 60,000 years of human civilization. I love history a lot and bought this book then the one on American history. Sass taps into subjects that are little known. Also, it is easy reading without being too simple.

Check Store Availability. An irreverent romp through history’s best bits, The Mental Floss History of the World is an amazingly entertaining joyride through 60,000 years of human civilization. Tribes constantly battled for territory, and some were pushed into less friendly environments-but nomads made the best use of limited resources. Arabs conquered the vast Arabian Peninsula by taming the camel, a hardy desert animal that carried them between lush oases.

About 60,000 years ago, the first Homo sapiens were just beginning their move across the grasslands and up the ladder of civilization. Everything since then, as they say, is history. Just in case you were sleeping in class that day, the geniuses at mental_floss magazine have put together a hilarious (and historically accurate) primer on everything you need to know-and that means the good stuff.Twelve core chapters of world history tackle everything from civilization's baby steps in the Fertile Crescent to the Not-Really-That-Dark-Unless-You-Lived-in-Europe Ages to A World United by Terror and TV. From the Golden Haemorhoids of the Philistines (punishment from above) to the likely namesake of the cartoon elephant Babar (a Mongol prince) to the most pressing language translation issues facing the menus of today ("carp" vs. "crap"), all of history's most interesting bits have finally been handpicked and roasted to perfection.
Comments:
Uranneavo
Once again, the guys from Mental Floss do not disappoint. I've been a history nut for most my life, and it was refreshing to re-read known history with a bit of a mental-floss twist. This book makes world history fun, while being completely accurate. It's easy to read, and you'll immediately feel a little smarter. Well done, Mental Floss!

sergant
This book provides a good overview of world history. If you find yourself feeling that your knowledge of world history from school is insufficient, this book would be a good one to use to help bolster your background in world history. I would recommend reading World History for Dummies and/or Gombrich's "A Little History of the World" before reading this book. Mental Floss History does not really have any prerequisites, but this book does not contain a single map, so I think that it would be very helpful to have a little background in geography or history before reading it. It is definitely worth reading, and is not only a compilation of gossipy asides. It is primarily a good history of the world, and the (sometimes gossipy) asides do provide some nice material for cocktail party conversations. Definitely worth reading, and definitely will help to bolster your background in world history in about as entertaining a way as you are likely to find.

Debeme
I love history a lot and bought this book then the one on American history. Sass taps into subjects that are little known. Also, it is easy reading without being too simple. Strongly recommend.

Bloodfire
These were bought for donation to our local library (Oldham County). Last year I had donated to the Carrolton (Carol County library) and they appreciated them a lot- The librarian told me that high school kind enjoy them and she believes, learn a lot from them. Recently I saw "Mental Floss" magazine in our local Oldham library, thanke the librarian, told her ti was my son's magazine, and asked if she would mind my donating the 2 history books. She was delighted, so I did.

Qane
THIS is a great book for recapping the history of the world's great and not so great civilizations. The entertaining short sections make it the ideal book to read on the bus or keep in the bathroom. Although it is not scholarly, it is informative and entertaining.

Blueshaper
I keep this book on the bedside table in my guest room. I have to replace it after almost every visitor since everyone enjoys it so much they take it home! Like so many other books from Mental Floss it is full of interesting and little known facts and tales about (in this case) the history of civilization as we know -- and don't know -- it. Fun and entertaining to dip into for a minute or an hour, it is perfect for a waiting room, bathroom, guest room or anywhere you have a few minutes to relax and be entertained.

Thomand
I absolutely love Mental Floss, but this book is my least favorite of all the things they have done. Their habit of listing tons of quirky facts and jumping from one topic to the next has been replaced here with a more even flow, which doesn't suit them as well and leaves my ADD-addled brain craving more and less somehow, simultaneously. Their attempt to give a general overview of all of history in 400 pages causes them to constantly summarize and not include so many of those fun, minute trivia tidbits I was looking for. That said, it's still a pretty good read.

ANYONE FAMILIAR WITH THE MENTAL FLOSS MAGAZINE I BELIEVE WILL APPRECIATE THIS BOOK. IT HAD THE RIGHT MIXTURE OF FUN AND SERIOUS FACTS OF THE WORLD THROUGH THE VARIOUS AGES. I PLAN ON EVENTUALLY READING ALL THE BOOKS AMAZON HAS TO OFFER FROM THE MENTAL FLOSS AUTHORS.

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