K s The Human Odyssey series puts the story back in history with a gripping narrative of adventure, struggle, and triumph, helping us understand where we have been, where we are now, and where we might be headed The first volume begins the odyssey by exploring the development of civilization across a twelve thousand year span, from the Ice Age to the Middle Ages, from cave paintings to stained glass windows, from crude huts to Gothic cathedrals Beautifully illustrated with images, diagrams, maps, and charts in full color Full glossary, pronunciation guide, and index