Author(s): History Channel
Telling the story of humankind as never before, this book based on a major new History Channel series follows the journey of man's first steps out of Africa through the creation of empires, to the globalized society of the twenty-first century. Focusing on pivotal moments that changed the course of history, the History Channel series and book jumps back and forth through the millennia and across the globe to bring to life our shared human narrative in vibrant and unexpected ways. Much like a Hollywood action movie, "Mankind" is a fast-moving, adventurous history of key events from each major historical epoch. More than just dates, more than the melding of biology, anthropology and archaeology, this is history the way it is meant to be experienced- as the single story of humanity. With more than 300 colour photographs and maps, "Mankind" is a fast-moving, adventurous overview of the broad story of civilization, but also includes illustrated pop-out side-bars explaining distinctions between science and history. Why is there 700 times more iron than bronze buried in the earth? Why is pepper the only food we can taste with our skin? How did a wobble in the earth's axis help bring down the Egyptian empire? This is the most exciting and entertaining history of mankind ever produced. History is the TV channel that connects history with viewers in an informative, immersive, and entertaining manner across many platforms. It is the winner of multiple awards including 11 Primetime Emmy Awards, and 12 News & Documentary Emmy Awards. It has strong international potential. "Mankind" the television series will air in 130 different countries. It has strong international support. It includes more than 300 full-colour photos. It has wide audience appeal. Written in an accessible and adventurous tone, the book brings history to life with plenty of sidebars, illustrations, and charts. It covers key events in history from all over the globe.
Pamela D. Toler, Ph.D., a member of the World History Association and the American Society of Journalists and Authors.