History is not just a chronology of events, but also a source of lessons from various areas of life that we can use today. In this thorough and at the same time easy-to-understand book, Will and Ariel Durant bring to the reader the accumulated work of four decades of work on the "History of Civilization" knowledge and experience. The book is not built according to time periods, but according to topics: biology, character, morality, religion, economy, social processes, governance, war, progress and decline from the perspective of history. You will learn what we have already learned, what valuable science our ancestors gave us and what contribution we can make to this process. This is not a history book full of dry facts, but rather an analysis of the human endowment that stimulates further development.