A Short History of the World  by  Christopher Lascelles 

A Short History of the World is a very well written account of world history from the start of the planet (the Big Band theory) to the events of the 20th century and ending with what we can expect from the near future in terms of our natural resources and the world’s population.

The book flows easily and clearly through all phases of world history.  It gives short, concise details and moves on to the next chapter. This is a history book that anyone, whether you’re a history buff or someone just wanting  a general overview, will enjoy reading.

Included in the book are 33 maps which show the changing world and an easy to read and follow timeline which shows the changing continents, religions, key events and key people.

This would be a great starting book for students, teachers and anyone with little knowledge of the world’s history.