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Humans : a brief history of how we f----d it all up / Tom Phillips.

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Kenton County.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Covington Branch 909 P563h 2019 (Text) 33126022595148 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Erlanger Branch 909 P563h 2019 (Text) 33126022594638 Adult Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781335936639
  • ISBN: 1335936637
  • Physical Description: 282 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada : Hanover Square Press, 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note:
In the title, the word "fucked" appears with "ucke" crossed out.
Originally published: Great Britain : Wildfire, 2018.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The dawn of fuck-ups -- Why your brain is an idiot -- Nice environment you've got here -- Life, Uh, Finds a way -- Follow the leader -- People power -- War. Huh. What is it good for? -- Super happy fun Colonialism Party -- A dummies' and/or current presidents' guide to diplomacy -- The Shite heat of technology -- A brief history of not seeing things coming -- Epilogue: Fucking up the future.
Summary, etc.:
Modern humans have come a long way in the seventy thousand years they've walked the earth. Art, science, culture, trade -- on the evolutionary food chain, we're true winners. But it hasn't always been smooth sailing, and sometimes -- just occasionally -- we've managed to truly f*ck things up. Weaving together history, science, politics and pop culture, Phillips offers a panoramic exploration of humankind in all its glory, or lack thereof. From Lucy, our first ancestor, who fell out of a tree and died, to General Zhou Shou of China, who stored gunpowder in his palace before a lantern festival, to the Austrian army attacking itself one drunken night, to the most spectacular fails of the present day, this book reveals how even the most mundane mistakes can shift the course of civilization as we know it.
Subject: History > Errors, inventions, etc.
World history > Humor.
History > Miscellanea.
Civilization > History > Miscellanea.
Human beings.
Disasters > History.

  • Baker & Taylor
    The former BuzzFeed UK editorial director demonstrates how human civilization has been built upon thousands of years of trial and mostly error, citing examples ranging from the sinking of the Titanic to reality-star election wins. 250,000 first printing.
  • Harlequin
    *NOW AN INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER*

    A
    Toronto Star Bestselling Book of the Year

    &;Witty and entertaining.&;&;Sarah Knight

    &;Laugh-out-loud.&;&;Steve Brusatte

    AN EXHILARATING JOURNEY THROUGH THE MOST CREATIVE AND CATASTROPHIC F*CK-UPS OF HUMAN HISTORY

    Modern humans have come a long way in the seventy thousand years they&;ve walked the earth. Art, science, culture, trade&;on the evolutionary food chain, we&;re true winners. But it hasn&;t always been smooth sailing, and sometimes&;just occasionally&;we&;ve managed to truly f*ck things up.

    Weaving together history, science, politics and pop culture, Humans offers a panoramic exploration of humankind in all its glory, or lack thereof. From Lucy, our first ancestor, who fell out of a tree and died, to General Zhou Shou of China, who stored gunpowder in his palace before a lantern festival, to the Austrian army attacking itself one drunken night, to the most spectacular fails of the present day, Humans reveals how even the most mundane mistakes can shift the course of civilization as we know it. Lively, wry and brimming with brilliant insight, this unique compendium offers a fresh take on world history and is one of the most entertaining reads of the year.

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