How did the world become what it is today? How and when were thecountries formed? Where did people come from? How did art, technology,science, language and literature begin? In The Puffin History of theWorld- Volume 1, Roshen Dalal traces the origin of human beings and thedifferent aspects of their development and growth, right from the big bangand the origin of the universe, up to CE 1500.Well-researched and comprehensive, this book speaks of great civilizationsand empires, epics, myths and legends, religions old and new, wars andconquests, clothes, food and lifestyle, trade, travel and adventure andmuch more. It packs in exciting trivia, numerous maps and illustrationsthat provide a breathtaking overview of global history.Ideal for students and young readers, this amazing reference guide helpsto bring the past to life like never before.