What was the death toll of smallpox in the eighteenth century? How many skyscrapers were under construction in New York in 1902? How much was the Ford Model T car in 1914? How many elephants crossed the Alps with the Carthaginian general, Hannibal? What was the largest city in the world in 1420? How many workers did it take to build the Great Wall of China? How many people were sacrificed by the Aztecs? Covering over 100 centuries of history across the globe, from 8000 BCE to the twenty-first century, A History of the World in Numbers links the past and the present through the extraordinary world of numbers
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About the Author
Emma Marriott earned a degree in Modern History at the University of Warwick before going on to work for a number of London publishers. She is now a freelance writer and editor, and author of the popular titles I Should Know That Great Britain, Bad History – How We Got the Past Wrong and The History of the World in Bite-Sized Chunks.