A Brief History of How We F----d It All upBook - 2019
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 been smooth sailing, and sometimes -- just occasionally -- we've managed to truly f*ck things up. Weaving together history, science, politics and pop culture, Phillips offers a panoramic exploration of humankind in all its glory, or lack thereof. From Lucy, our first ancestor, who fell out of a tree and died, to General Zhou Shou of China, who stored gunpowder in his palace before a lantern festival, to the Austrian army attacking itself one drunken night, to the most spectacular fails of the present day, this book reveals how even the most mundane mistakes can shift the course of civilization as we know it.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada : Hanover Square Press, 2019.
Copyright Date: ©2018
Branch Call Number: 904 PHILLIPS
Characteristics: 282 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: Humans : a brief history of how we fucked it all up.