By Gale Eaton

The heritage in 50 sequence explores background via telling thematically associated tales. every one ebook contains 50 illustrated narrative debts of individuals and occasions a few famous, others usually neglected that, jointly, construct a wealthy connect-the-dots mosaic and problem traditional assumptions approximately how historical past unfolds. the autumn 2015 record additionally features a background of go back and forth in 50 autos. destiny titles contain A historical past of drugs in 50 Discoveries, A historical past of yank tradition in 50 Innovators, A heritage of the Universe in 50 Milestones, A heritage of activities in 50 Athletes, and A background of growth in 50 Hoaxes.

In A background of Civilization in 50 failures, Gale Eaton weaves stories of the mess ups that take place while civilization and nature collide. Volcanoes, fires, floods, and pandemics have devastated humanity for hundreds of thousands of years, and human advancements similar to molasses preserving tanks, pesticides, and deepwater oil rigs have created new, unexpected risks but civilization has complex not only regardless of those mess ups yet partially as a result of them.

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