A History of the World in Numbers


The history of our world can be told through numbers. Numbers can illuminate the broad sweep of history, from vast movements of populations and the expansion of empires to the effects of technological achievements or climatic change. They also allow us to drill into the real details of history, from the page count, the cost and time it took to produce the Gutenberg Bible (the West's first mass-produced book) to the price of Viginian tobacco in the 1620s, both of which had an immediate and lasting effect on the course of world history. 

And, just occasionally, numbers have the power to blow our minds. For example: in 2003 US research showed that one in every 200 men living on the planet
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ISBN:

9781782432173

Format:

Hardback

Pages:

192

Dimensions:

19cm x 12cm

RRP:

$22.99

Category:

History

Publisher:

Michael O'Mara Books

Published:

03 November 2014

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Michael O'Mara