From Then to Now: A Short History of the World
Written by Christopher Moore. Illustrated by Andrej Krystoforski.
Published by Tundra Books, 2011.
| Just 50,000 years ago, our hunter-gatherer ancestors ventured
off the African savannah and into the wider world. Now, our technology reaches
far out into the cosmos. How did we get to where we are today?
With lively text and colourful illustrations, From Then to Now explains how individual societies struggled to find their own paths, despite war, disease, slavery, natural disasters, and the relentless growth of human knowledge. From Hammurabi to Henry Ford, from Incan couriers to the Internet, from the Taj Mahal to the Eiffel Tower, from Marco Polo to Martin Luther King, from Cleopatra to Catherine the Great, from boiled haggis to fried tarantulas this is no less than the story of humanity. It's the story of how we grew apart through years of migration and division, and how as we recognize our common heritage and our often mixed ancestry we can come together.
Christopher Moore has been described as Canada's most versatile writer of history. A winner of the Governor General's Literary Award and other prizes, he writes widely about Canadian history for adults and children. His history for young readers, The Story of Canada, written with Janet Lunn and Alan Daniel, was named one of the ten best Canadian children's books of the twentieth century. He writes a long-running column on history and historians for Canada's History magazine (previously known as The Beaver). A past chair of the Writers' Union of Canada, Christopher Moore lives in Toronto.
This book is intended for ages 10+.
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