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Human Race 10 Centuries of Change on Earth by Ian Mortimer
  

Human Race 10 Centuries of Change on Earth

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An ideal subject for heated discussions - in Western history, which century saw the most change, and what were these changes, medical, scientific, democratic, military or social? Has change escalated in the 20th and 21st centuries or would someone born in the 19th Century feel their world had gone mad as they went from horse and carriage to railway engine? This is a lively book, an argument made with humour and wit, an engaging way to view our own history. ~ Sue Baker

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Human Race 10 Centuries of Change on Earth by Ian Mortimer

We are an astonishing species. Over the past millennium of plagues and exploration, revolution and scientific discovery, woman's rights and technological advances, human society has changed beyond recognition. Sweeping through the last thousand years of human development, Human Race is a treasure chest of the lunar leaps and lightbulb moments that, for better or worse, have sent humanity swerving down a path that no one could ever have predicted. But which of the last ten centuries saw the greatest changes in human history? History's greatest tour guide, Ian Mortimer, knows what answer he would give. But what's yours?

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Ian Mortimer

Ian Mortimer has BA and PhD degrees in history from Exeter University and an MA in archive studies from University College London. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in 1998, and was awarded the Alexander Prize (2004) by the Royal Historical Society for his work on the social history of medicine. He is the author of three medieval biographies, The Greatest Traitor: The Life of Sir Roger Mortimer, The Perfect King: The Life of Edward III, and The Fears of Henry IV: The Life of England's Self-Made King, published in 2003, 2006 and 2007 respectively by Jonathan Cape. He lives with his wife and three children on the edge of Dartmoor.

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Publication date

1st October 2015

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Ian Mortimer

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Vintage an imprint of Vintage Publishing

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Paperback
416 pages

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History
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General & world history

ISBN

9780099593386

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