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Title:
Abraxas : a history of the world in verse
Publication Information:
[Bloomington, IN] : 1stBooks Library, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xii, 445 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
General Note:
"Abraxas is an abbreviated, illustrated history of the earth up to man's first steps on the moon, rendered in epic verse for ease of reading and retention"--P. [v].
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781585005789
Format :
Book

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Summary

Abraxas is an abbreviated, illustrated history of the earth up to man's first steps on the moon, rendered in epic verse for ease of reading and retention for anyone of any age, race, religion or gender. Within its pages, you will discover how much you know about yourself and the wonderful world you live in as you journey through the past. Whether reading alone or in groups with family or friends, use this book as an opportunity to discuss issues and opinions, help explore moral and ethical inclinations and attitudes and assess scholastic skills. It's a perfect reason to get together and talk, unglued from the TV, VCR and video games. This book is the first in a series of tools designed to assist in taking control of your life, your family, your community and your world. For the more you know, the richer your existence and the more promising your future.


Table of Contents

Prologue
Now
Then
Book I Great Expectations 700,000,000 - 65,000,000 BC
I Premeditation
II Light Fascination
III Prefabrication
IV Environmental Occupation
V Predomination
VI Preservation
VII Preemption
Book II The Origin of Species 65,000,000 BC - 70 AD
I Presentation
II Fraternization
III Post Glaciation
IV Manifest Destination
V Social Segregation
VI Mothered Invention
VII Fiscal Infatuation
Book III Republic 70 - 1776 AD
I Preoccupation
II Pride and Prejudication
III Social Escalation
IV Quiet Desperation
V Prose and Consecration
VI The Age of Exploration
VII Colonization
Book IV War and Peace 1776 - 1969 AD
I Liberation
II Emancipation Proclamation
III Mechanization
IV Industrialization
V An Ununited Nation
VI Commercialization
VII Alienation
Epilogue
Then
Now

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