"Para entender a história da humanidade, temos que entender como essa estranha espécie evoluiu, o que significa aprender como a vida evoluiu no planeta Terra, o que significa aprender sobre a evolução do planeta Terra, o que significa aprender sobre a evolução das estrelas e planetas, o que significa conhecer a respeito da evolução do Universo" Tradução livre do prefácio. O livro é sem dúvidas único
I came across this book while checking Gates' Notes. The idea of the book really appealled to me because it was the history of the mankind as a whole and not about single countries or single events. Also, mankind is not the protagonist, since it shows up late in the book, with the universe and planet earth being there most of the time. The writing is very good and concise, since it can discuss about relatively complex topics (ranging from astronomy to geology and antropology) in a manner that we can easily assimilate. Definetely recommend this one, a great new point of view about ourselves and our relation with our planet and the universe.
I realy loved the theme and also the way the author wrote it! I would refer this book to all my friends because we realy have to think about our history and to where we are going to and how we are treating our planet and consequently our future.