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Free download Legacy: A Search for the Origins of Civilization

Free download Legacy: A Search for the Origins of Civilization ë PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Five thousand years ago there began the most momentous revolution in human history Starting in Mesopotamia city civilization emerged for the first time on earth to be followed in Egypt IndMichael Wood explores these ancient cultures looking for their essential character and their continuing legacy A brilliant exploration Sunday Times Well written gorgeous and guaranteed to induce thought Wood takes great care to put everything in a large historical perspective which is actually disturbing than comforting New York Pos. It's clear the author knows his stuff but the writing just isn't engaging I wanted to feel immersed in those first civilisations to understand what it was like to live in those early towns and cities Instead I felt like I was reading a research paper from a historian Not bad just not for me

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Ations previously published as Legacy asks the intriguing uestion what is civilization Did it mean the same to the Chinese the Indians and the Greeks What can the values of the ancient cultures teach us today And do the ideals of the West a latecomer to civilization really have universal validity In this fascinating historical search. This first edition hard back copy of Michael Wood's Legacy arrived just in time to save me from drowning in a boring novel Never mind that I already had two later editions large format paperback and a revised mass market edition this one felt good in my hands and drew me in from the first paragraphKnowing the classic television series on which the text is based helped me to readily digest this outline of the rise and decline and destruction of the major ancient civilisations of the world How did the rampant West get to be top dog over older richer and spiritually evolved civilisationsThe book is divided into chapters that correspond with the episodes of the TV series namely Ira; India; China; Egypt; Central America and finally The Barbarian West of which we are all heirs for good or illOne of the things I love about Wood's books is that I can hear his voice in the printed words not just because I know the TV episodes almost by heart but because his turn of phrase and excitement for the subject is preserved in the textFor me Michael Wood has done for historical subjects what Carl Sagan's Cosmos book and TV series did for science and astronomy made something complex and almost unpalatable into a thing of beauty and wonder and understandableFinishing the book just makes me want to get out the DVDs of the series and watch them again I can never get enough of this sort of subject matter when it is done this wellReview by Kerry HenniganApril 7 2013

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Legacy A Search for the Origins of CivilizationFive thousand years ago there began the most momentous revolution in human history Starting in Mesopotamia city civilization emerged for the first time on earth to be followed in Egypt India China and the Americas The ideals of these ancient civilizations still shape the lives of the majority of mankind In Search of the First Civiliz. One of the covers blurbs runs Wood takes great care to put everything in a large historical perspective which is actually disturbing than comforting So wrote an intrepid reviewer for the New York Times but from my perspective I found this to be above all a friendly book A spin off from a TV series first published in the early 1990s it felt very visual to me Reading I wondered particularly in the chapters on India and China if it was overly simplistic in its judgements view spoilerIndia spiritual China traditional Central America survial Ira sad Egypt happy Europe rapacious hide spoiler