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Additional information

Publisher ‏

‎ Routledge; 1st edition (23 October 2020)

Language ‏

‎ English

Paperback ‏

‎ 1424 pages

ISBN-10 ‏

‎ 0367820889

ISBN-13 ‏

‎ 978-0367820886

Dimensions ‏

‎ 17.15 x 6.99 x 23.5 cm

5 reviews for Making Sense of World History   Import  Single ASIN  Import  Muleiple ASIN ×Product customization Go Pro General

  1. S.Martin

    40 pages… what???
    So I’ve just got this Kindle version for free and wanted to see what all the negativity was about. Firstly, I would agree that this book is not the most exciting read (and probably wasn’t meant to be). I read a random 10 pages (Industrial Revolution) and found it to be relatively informative (although it is done in a point-of-view style).However, the multiple reviewers who believe the first 40 pages (actually 36) are telling you why this book is better than everything else are (at least) slightly exaggerating. The introduction explains how the book is laid out (‘helpful’ boxes) and tries to explain what the user will get. Any statement about this book being better than others is anecdotal and I couldn’t find it by going through the pages.I would suggest that if you’re offended by the introduction, skip it (you’re not going to miss anything). I’ve included a sample attached which will help you decide how poor the writing is. It’s dry (because history generally is) but legible.Note: Don’t trust a review where their first sentence doesn’t make sense. Worse still, don’t trust the 2nd review that copies the first. As for the assertion by a reviewer that the author doesn’t know how the Big Bang happened, well I’d like to know the universally-agreed answer too (as there isn’t one just yet and that’s what he’s telling you). Also note that this isn’t a defense of the book (it’s no Bill Bryson); I just believe it’s nowhere near as bad as is suggested.

  2. F. J. Willey

    Dot for the WOKE
    Telling of the past the way it was, not the way this next generation imagined they can make it.

  3. ***Toy Collector***

    Waste of My Time
    According to information, this book is intended to be a thorough and user-friendly textbook that aids students in comprehending the major historical themes of the world within a chronological framework spanning from antiquity to the present. But I have to say that I totally disagree.The beginning of the book informs the readers of what they will be reading, how to accomplish it, and the reasons why no one else can instruct them in this area of expertise. What a pot of lies, I tell you. I have to admit that the beginning really turned me off. Naturally, things then grow worse.Incorrect pronoun usage, poor editing, errors, and a lack of proofreading… It’s just all too much. The author’s writing is horrific, and they use a lot of words to discuss a topic that is obviously unfamiliar to them. Time is being wasted on this.

  4. E. M. Brooks

    In a word, horrible!!!
    I have never read an author of history worse. The first 40 pages are telling the reader what you will read, how you should read it, and why you really can’t comprehend world history as taught by anyone else. It goes downhill from there. A good editor should have caught the multiple ‘as we said in the last chapter’ or ‘as previously stated.’ The royal We is used everywhere. It is condescending and overblown. The author spends pages on The Big Bang after explaining ‘we’ (I am unsure if he means the reader or humankind) just can’t comprehend what happened. But he pulls some lovely graphics from NASA exploring it nonetheless. After almost 100 pages, I quit. I try very hard to give any author at least 1/3 of a book to get his kinks straightened out but this was not worth the brain cells I was frying.Btw, before anyone tries to defend this mess, my degrees were in History and English. And while it has been many years since grad school – if any professor I took had tried to pass this pile of dog ****** off as a text book, the students would have left in mass after just attempting to read the prelude.Poor writing, way too wordy and rather unsure of the subject. Not worth your time. But the graphs are excellent. Lol.

  5. Willcsor

    In a word, horrible!!
    I have never read an author of history worse. The first 40 pages are telling the reader what you will read, how you should read it, and why you really can’t comprehend world history as taught by anyone else. Give a 2 for trying.

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