Table of Contents

About Natural Facts

Part 1 — The Old World



The Lives of Ancient and Pre-industrial People

Origins of Farming and Agriculture

Domestication of Plants and Animals

The first agriculture-based settlements

The Ice Man

The First Major Civilizations Rise

Civilizations Become Empires
Egypt, Greece, Rome

From the Dark Ages to the Enlightenment

Part 2 — The New World

The New World

The Industrial Revolution

The Modern Age, 20th C

The Present, 1950-Now

Conclusions, Perspective...