?The story of our world is a story that is still very imperfectly known. ?From the very beginnings of life, spanning across the age of mammals evolving into monkeys, apes and sub-men; from the Neanderthaler to the early days of human adventure; from the beginnings of cultivations to priests, sages, kings and wars; and from the conquests to material knowledge, revolutions and reconstruction of the world. . here is a story of how life began and evolved into ?us. ?A comprehensive and compelling account of the world history, H. G. Wells? a Short History of the World is a thought-provoking masterpiece. Constructed on an evolutionary, anthropological and sociological basis, it is an immensely popular period piece that remains one of the most readable of its kind.