By E. H. Gombrich
E. H. Gombrich’s bestselling historical past of the realm for younger readers tells the tale of mankind from the Stone Age to the atomic bomb, focusing no longer on small aspect yet at the sweep of human adventure, the level of human success, and the intensity of its frailty. The manufactured from a beneficiant and humane sensibility, this undying account makes intelligible the entire span of human heritage. In 40 concise chapters, Gombrich tells the tale of guy from the stone age to the atomic bomb. In among emerges a colourful photo of wars and conquests, grand artistic endeavors, and the unfold and boundaries of technology. it is a textual content ruled now not by means of dates and evidence, yet through the sweep of mankind’s event around the centuries, a consultant to humanity’s achievements and an acute witness to its frailties.
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Nancy didn’t say anything. Bean slammed the door to her room. She waited. Nothing. Stupid Nancy. She flung herself down on her bed. She was a prisoner in her own home. Treated like a criminal by her own flesh and blood. “By my own flesh and blood,” muttered Bean. It sounded good. 45 After a few minutes, she stopped being mad and started being bored. She looked around her room for something to do. She could knit. Except that she liked the idea of knitting more than she liked knitting in real life.
Asked Ivy. ” “No. I don’t want food. I want freedom,” said Bean dramatically. ” “Neat-o,” said Ivy. ” asked Bean. “For sure! ” Ivy whirled around, ready to run. ” Bean said. “Listen. ” Of course, her mother had said that Ivy could come over, but it was much more fun to sneak. It seemed more like a real jail that way. ” “Okay! I’ll meow like a cat. ” Ivy gave a little hop. Bean nodded. “Okay. ” Ivy was already running toward her house. WHERE ARE YOU, MISS PEPPY-PANTS? Bean was a spy. Pressing her back against the wall, she moved down the hall without making a sound.
She was a prisoner in her own home. Treated like a criminal by her own flesh and blood. “By my own flesh and blood,” muttered Bean. It sounded good. 45 After a few minutes, she stopped being mad and started being bored. She looked around her room for something to do. She could knit. Except that she liked the idea of knitting more than she liked knitting in real life. Besides, her yarn was in a big knot. She thought about painting, but her watercolors were all the way downstairs. She could make a potholder, but she had already made about thirty of them, and the only colors left were brown and gray.