Winner of the 1st John Newbery Medal, here's Hendrik van Loon's well known vintage, up to date for the twenty-first century.
First released in 1921, The tale of Mankind has charmed generations of readers of every age with its heat, simplicity, and knowledge. starting with the origins of human lifestyles and sweeping ahead to light up all of historical past, Hendrik van Loon's incomparable prose enlivens the characters and occasions of all ages. His certain skill to express background as a desirable story of event has endeared the ebook to numerous readers and has accorded it a distinct position in publishing heritage. This new edition, which keeps van Loon's unique illustrations, has been pointed out so far via John Merriman, professor of background at Yale collage. It comprises crucial advancements of the final decades-including house exploration, the emergence of the constructing international locations, the chilly conflict, the web, and the spectacular advances we've got witnessed in drugs and technological know-how - and appears ahead into the possibility of the twenty-first century.