Lost Worlds

Lost Worlds

by Leonard Cottrell

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Between 5,000 and 6,000 years ago, in a few favored areas of the world, humankind mastered the formulas that released it from the Stone Age. For the first time in history, people became civilized.

This globe- and time-trotting book vividly describes how a number of major civilizations - the Mayans, the Egyptians, the Khmers, the Etruscans, and more - emerged, thrived, faded, but left a mark on our collective imagination and culture.

Memories of some of these civilizations linger in the form of legends. Some left monuments whose meaning seemed inscrutable to later ages. Still others vanished under desert sands, floods, or tropical jungles. This sharply observed and meticulously researched book unearths the stories and the cultures that make us who we are today.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151228862
Publisher: New Word City, Inc.
Publication date: 03/11/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 665,679
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Leonard Cottrell served as a correspondent for the BBC and is the author of more than thirty histories.

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Lost Worlds 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
pupper More than 1 year ago
Very dry when the author first begins however, interest sparks as the pages flow.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago