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  • Sapiens : a brief history of humankind

    Sapiens : a brief history of humankind2015

    by Yuval N Harari

    (512,290)

    Summary: "One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one--homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 909 HAR

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Eyewitness to history : from ancient times to the modern era

    Eyewitness to history : from ancient times to the modern era2011

    by Stephen G. Hyslop

    (29)

    BOOK

    Call #: 909 HYS

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Around the world in 80 treasures

    Around the world in 80 treasures2005

    by Dan Cruickshank

    (70)

    BOOK

    Call #: 909 CRU

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  • The greatest minds and ideas of all time [CD book]

    The greatest minds and ideas of all time2003

    by Will Durant (read by John Little )

    (1,803)

    Summary: Presents a concise summation of philosopher and historian Will Durant's works and thought.

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: CD BOOK 909 DUR

    Location: Adult CD Books Nonfiction

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  • People in place and time.

    People in place and time.2008

    (1)

    Summary: "Introduction to history and world civilizations, using simple text, stories, illustrations, and photos. Features include activities and projects, definitions, review questions, fun facts, school...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J 909 PEO

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  • Guns, germs, & steel [downloadable audiobook] / the fates of human societies

    Guns, germs, & steel / the fates of human societies2007

    by Jared M Diamond

    (303,537)

    Summary: In this groundbreaking work, evolutionary biologist Jared Diamond stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history by revealing the environmental factors actually responsible for...  more »

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  • The end is always near [eAudio] : apocalyptic moments, from the Bronze Age collapse to nuclear near misses

    The end is always near : apocalyptic moments, from the Bronze Age collapse to nuclear near misses2019

    by Dan Carlin

    (5,077)

    Summary: Dan Carlin looks at apocalyptic moments from the past as a way to frame the challenges of the future. Carlin examines questions and historical events that force us to consider what sounds like...  more »

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  • The end is always near : apocalyptic moments, from the Bronze Age collapse to nuclear near misses

    The end is always near : apocalyptic moments, from the Bronze Age collapse to nuclear near misses2019

    by Dan Carlin

    (5,127)

    Summary: Dan Carlin looks at apocalyptic moments from the past as a way to frame the challenges of the future. Carlin examines questions and historical events that force us to consider what sounds like...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 904 CAR

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Guns, germs, and steel : the fates of human societies

    Guns, germs, and steel : the fates of human societies2005

    by Jared M Diamond

    (303,557)

    Summary: Guns, Germs, and Steel is a brilliant work answering the question of why the peoples of certain continents succeeded in invading other continents and conquering or displacing their peoples. This...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 303.4 DIA

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Guns, germs, and steel [downloadable audiobook] / [the fates of human societies]

    Guns, germs, and steel2011

    by Jared M Diamond

    (303,538)

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  • The discoverers

    The discoverers1983

    by Daniel J. Boorstin

    (11,094)

    BOOK

    Call #: 909 BOO

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • The human age : the world shaped by us

    The human age : the world shaped by us2014

    by Diane Ackerman

    (1,222)

    Summary: "Humans have subdued 75 percent of the land surface, concocted a wizardry of industrial and medical marvels, strung lights all across the darkness. We tinker with nature at every opportunity; we...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 304.2 ACK

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • The medieval world [CD book]

    The medieval world2009

    by Dorsey Armstrong

    Summary: "Between the fall of the Roman Empire and the brief, brilliant cultural phenomenon we call the Renaissance lay the Middle Ages-- fully 1,000 years of artistic, philosophical, political, and religious...  more »

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: CD BOOK 940.1 ARM

    Location: Adult CD Books Nonfiction

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  • 1492 : the year the world began

    1492 : the year the world began2009

    by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

    (743)

    BOOK

    Call #: 909 FER

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Rome : history and treasures of an ancient civilization

    Rome : history and treasures of an ancient civilization2006

    by Maria Teresa Guaitoli

    (3)

    BOOK

    Call #: 937 GUA

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • The mysterious Maya civilization

    The mysterious Maya civilization2018

    by Emily Jankowski Mahoney

    (1)

    Summary: Though Mayan culture has existed for more than 3,500 years, researchers and historians have only recently started unlocking some of the mysteries behind this Central American society. Thoroughly...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J 972.81 MAH

    Location: Juvenile Nonfiction

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  • Heroes of history [downloadable audiobook] / a brief history of civilization from ancient times to the dawn of the modern age

    Heroes of history / a brief history of civilization from ancient times to the dawn of the modern age2011

    by Will Durant

    (634)

    Summary: Examines the meaning of human civilization, drawing on the contributions of great minds from China and India through Egypt, the Greek and Roman empires, the Renaissance and the Reformation, and Shakespeare and Bacon.

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  • How the Irish saved civilization : the untold story of Ireland's heroic role from the fall of Rome to the rise of medieval Europe

    How the Irish saved civilization : the untold story of Ireland's heroic role from the fall of Rome to the rise of medieval Europe1996

    by Thomas Cahill

    Series: Hinges Of History

    (40,330)

    BOOK

    Call #: 941.5 CAH

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Civilization [downloadable ebook] / the West and the rest

    Civilization / the West and the rest2011

    by Niall Ferguson

    (7,896)

    Summary: A history of Western civilization's rise to global dominance offers insight into the development of such concepts as competition, modern medicine, and the work ethic, arguing that Western dominance...  more »

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  • History of the world in two hours [DVD]

    History of the world in two hours2012

    Summary: Did you know that 1% of the white noise you see on your television is actually background radiation from The Big Bang? This CGI-driven special will tell the 14 billion year history of our world in...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 550 HIS

    Location: DVDs Nonfiction

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  • Civilization : the West and the rest

    Civilization : the West and the rest2011

    by Niall Ferguson

    (7,896)

    Summary: A history of Western civilization's rise to global dominance offers insight into the development of such concepts as competition, modern medicine, and the work ethic, arguing that Western dominance...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 909 FER

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The Cambridge illustrated history of China

    The Cambridge illustrated history of China2010

    by Patricia Buckley Ebrey

    (454)

    Summary: "More populous than any other country on earth, China also occupies a unique place in our modern world for the continuity of its history and culture. In this sumptuously illustrated single-volume...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 951 EBR

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • El Norte : the epic and forgotten story of Hispanic North America

    El Norte : the epic and forgotten story of Hispanic North America2019

    by Carrie Gibson

    (273)

    Summary: Because of our shared English language, as well as the celebrated origin tales of the Mayflower and the rebellion of the British colonies, the United States has prized its Anglo heritage above all...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 327.73 GIB

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • El Norte [eBook] : the epic and forgotten story of Hispanic North America

    El Norte : the epic and forgotten story of Hispanic North America2019

    by Carrie Gibson

    (278)

    Summary: Because of our shared English language, as well as the celebrated origin tales of the Mayflower and the rebellion of the British colonies, the United States has prized its Anglo heritage above all...  more »

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  • The silk road : a very short introduction

    The silk road : a very short introduction2013

    by James A Millward

    (182)

    Summary: "The phrase "silk road" evokes vivid scenes of merchants leading camel caravans across vast stretches to trade exotic goods in glittering Oriental bazaars, of pilgrims braving bandits and frozen...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 958 MIL

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • An inconvenient book [CD book] : real solutions to the world's biggest problems

    An inconvenient book : real solutions to the world's biggest problems2007

    by Glenn Beck (read by Glenn Beck)

    (3,945)

    Summary: The host of the popular CNN Headline News television show and conservative radio talk-show personality presents his perspectives on issues ranging from nuclear technology in the Middle East and poor...  more »

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: CD BOOK 973.92 BEC

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  • Humans : a brief history of how we f----d it all up

    Humans : a brief history of how we f----d it all up2019

    by Tom Phillips

    (7,470)

    Summary: Modern humans have come a long way in the seventy thousand years they've walked the earth. Art, science, culture, trade -- on the evolutionary food chain, we|re true winners. But it hasn't always...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 909 PHI

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • The story of the world, history for the classical child. Volume 3, Early modern times : from Elizabeth the First to the Forty-Niners

    The story of the world, history for the classical child. Volume 3, Early modern times : from Elizabeth the First to the Forty-Niners2004

    by Susan Wise Bauer

    (1,437)

    Summary: Who was the Sun King? How did samurai become sumo wrestlers? What was the Black Hole of Calcutta? And why was a California town named Ground Hog Glory? This is the third of a four-volume series, and...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J 909 BAU

    Location: Juvenile Nonfiction

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  • Marathon : how one battle changed Western civilization

    Marathon : how one battle changed Western civilization2010

    by Richard A Billows

    (236)

    Summary: Traces the decisive military confrontation between Greek and Persian forces that led to an unexpected victory for the Greeks and the establishment of Greek cultural practices that became the basis for much of Western civilization.

    BOOK

    Call #: 938 BIL

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  • Origin story : a big history of everything

    Origin story : a big history of everything2018

    by David Christian

    (4,623)

    Summary: Most historians study the smallest slivers of time, emphasizing specific dates, individuals, and documents. But what would it look like to study the whole of history, from the big bang through the...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 909 CHR

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Ancient Mesopotamia [DVD]

    Ancient Mesopotamia2004

    Summary: Join archaeologist Arizona Smith and a young detective-in-training as they unlock the mysteries of the ancient Sumerian, Assyrian abd Babylonian civilizations.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 935 ANC

    Location: DVDs Nonfiction

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  • The American spirit [eBook] : who we are and what we stand for

    The American spirit : who we are and what we stand for2017

    by David G. McCullough

    Summary: This collection of speeches by historian David McCullough reminds us of fundamental American principles. Over the course of his distinguished career, David McCullough has spoken before Congress, the...  more »

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  • The American spirit [eAudio] : who we are and what we stand for

    The American spirit : who we are and what we stand for2017

    by David G. McCullough

    Summary: This collection of speeches by historian David McCullough reminds us of fundamental American principles. Over the course of his distinguished career, David McCullough has spoken before Congress, the...  more »

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  • The American spirit : who we are and what we stand for

    The American spirit : who we are and what we stand for2017

    by David G. McCullough

    (4,622)

    Summary: This collection of speeches by historian David McCullough reminds us of fundamental American principles. Over the course of his distinguished career, David McCullough has spoken before Congress, the...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 973 MCC

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • The heartland : an American history

    The heartland : an American history2019

    by Kristin L. Hoganson

    (174)

    Summary: A history of a quintessentially American place -- the rural and small town heartland -- that uncovers deep yet hidden currents of connection with the world. When Kristin L. Hoganson arrived in...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 977 HOG

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  • The early Middle Ages

    The early Middle Ages2006

    by James A Corrick

    Series: World History Series

    (43)

    BOOK

    Call #: 909.07 COR YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

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  • The story of the world [CD book]. Volume 2, The Middle Ages : from the fall of Rome to the rise of the Renaissance history for the classical child

    The story of the world . Volume 2, The Middle Ages : from the fall of Rome to the rise of the Renaissance history for the classical child2007

    by Susan Wise Bauer (read by Jim Weiss )

    (2,157)

    Summary: A guide to the Middle Ages, covering major historical events during the years 400 to 1600, from the fall of Rome through the rise of the Renaissance.

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: J CD BOOK 909 BAU

    Location: Juvenile CD Books Nonfiction

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  • The Vikings [CD book]

    The Vikings2005

    by Kenneth W. Harl

    Summary: As explorers and traders, the Vikings played a decisive role in the formation of Latin Christendom, and particularly of Western Europe. In this course the Vikings will be studied not only as...  more »

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: CD BOOK 948.022 HAR

    Location: Adult CD Books Nonfiction

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  • The story of the world [CD book]. Volume 3, Early modern times, from Elizabeth the First to the Forty-Niners

    The story of the world . Volume 3, Early modern times, from Elizabeth the First to the Forty-Niners2007

    by Susan Wise Bauer (read by Jim Weiss )

    (1,437)

    Summary: A guide to the history of early modern times, discussing major historical events, people, and practices around the world from 1600 to 1850.

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: J CD BOOK 909 BAU

    Location: Juvenile CD Books Nonfiction

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  • The late Middle Ages

    The late Middle Ages2006

    by James Barter

    Series: World History Series

    (3)

    Summary: Describes the late Middle Ages, the people, working conditions, village life, religion, and conquests.

    BOOK

    Call #: 940.1 BAR YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details