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A History of the World in 100 Objects

A History of the World in 100 Objects
  • Author : Neil MacGregor
  • Publsiher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 06 October 2011
  • ISBN : 0141966831
  • Pages : 640 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 15 ratings
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This book takes a dramatically original approach to the history of humanity, using objects which previous civilisations have left behind them, often accidentally, as prisms through which we can explore past worlds and the lives of the men and women who lived in them. The book's range is enormous. It begins with one of the earliest surviving objects made by human hands, a chopping tool from the Olduvai gorge in Africa, and ends with an object from the 21st century which represents the world we live in today. Neil MacGregor's aim is not simply to describe these remarkable things, but to show us their significance - how a stone pillar tells us about a great Indian emperor preaching tolerance to his people, how Spanish pieces of eight tell us about the beginning of a global currency or how an early Victorian tea-set tells us about the impact of empire. Each chapter immerses the reader in a past civilisation accompanied by an exceptionally well-informed guide. Seen through this lens, history is a kaleidoscope - shifting, interconnected, constantly surprising, and shaping our world today in ways that most of us have never imagined. An intellectual and visual feast, it is one of the most engrossing and unusual history books published in years.


A History of the World in 100 Objects

A History of the World in 100 Objects
  • Author : Neil MacGregor
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 06 October 2011
GET THIS BOOKA History of the World in 100 Objects

This book takes a dramatically original approach to the history of humanity, using objects which previous civilisations have left behind them, often accidentally, as prisms through which we can explore past worlds and the lives of the men and women who lived in them. The book's range is enormous. It begins with one of the earliest surviving objects made by human hands, a chopping tool from the Olduvai gorge in Africa, and ends with an object from the 21st century

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A History of the World in 100 Objects

A History of the World in 100 Objects
  • Author : Neil MacGregor
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 19 August 2022
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This book takes a dramatically original approach to the history of humanity, using objects which previous civilisations have left behind them, often accidentally, as prisms through which we can explore past worlds and the lives of the men and women who lived in them. The book's range is enormous. It begins with one of the earliest surviving objects made by human hands, a chopping tool from the Olduvai gorge in Africa, and ends with an object from the 21st century

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A History of the World in 100 Objects

A History of the World in 100 Objects
  • Author : Neil MacGregor
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 27 October 2011
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"An enthralling and profoundly humane book that every civilized person should read." --The Wall Street Journal The blockbuster New York Times bestseller and the companion volume to the wildly popular radio series When did people first start to wear jewelry or play music? When were cows domesticated, and why do we feed their milk to our children? Where were the first cities, and what made them succeed? Who developed math--or invented money? The history of humanity is one of invention

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History of the World in 1000 Objects

History of the World in 1000 Objects
  • Author : DK
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 15 September 2020
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Discover how humans created their world from the objects they left behind - from the US Constitution to the first iPhone - in DK's latest history book. From the beginning of human history, the one thing that has defined us is our talent for making things, from basic technology and everyday objects, such as bowls and hand axes, to high-tech inventions, such as supersonic aircraft, smart devices, and Mars rovers. Objects speak volumes about a civilization, telling us how our

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Shakespeare's Restless World

Shakespeare's Restless World
  • Author : Neil MacGregor
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 01 October 2013
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The New York Times bestselling author of A History of the World in 100 Objects brings the world of Shakespeare and the Tudor era of Elizabeth I into focus We feel we know Shakespeare’s characters. Think of Hamlet, trapped in indecision, or Macbeth’s merciless and ultimately self-destructive ambition, or the Machiavellian rise and short reign of Richard III. They are so vital, so alive and real that we can see aspects of ourselves in them. But their world was

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A New History of the Future in 100 Objects

A New History of the Future in 100 Objects
  • Author : Adrian Hon
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 06 October 2020
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A riveting imagined history looking back on the twenty-first century through one hundred of its artifacts, from silent messaging systems to artificial worlds on asteroids. In the year 2082, a curator looks back at the twenty-first century, offering a history of the era through a series of objects and artifacts. He reminisces about the power of connectivity, which was reinforced by such technologies as silent messaging--wearable computers that relay subvocal communication; quotes from a self-help guide to making friends with "posthumans";

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A History of New York in 101 Objects

A History of New York in 101 Objects
  • Author : Sam Roberts
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 23 September 2014
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“Delightfully surprising….A portable virtual museum…an entertaining stroll through the history of one of the world’s great cities” (Kirkus Reviews), told through 101 distinctive objects that span the history of New York, almost all reproduced in luscious, full color. Inspired by A History of the World in 100 Objects, Sam Roberts of The New York Times chose fifty objects that embody the narrative of New York for a feature article in the paper. Many more suggestions came from readers, and

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A History of Women in 100 Objects

A History of Women in 100 Objects
  • Author : Professor Maggie Andrews,Dr Janis Lomas
  • Publisher : The History Press
  • Release : 23 February 2018
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The history of the world has been told in objects. But what about the objects that tell the history of women? What are the items that symbolise the journey of women from second-class citizens with no legal rights, no vote and no official status to the powerful people they are today? And what are the objects that still oppress women, even now? From the corset to the contraceptive pill, the bones of the first woman to Rosa Parks's mugshot and

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History of the World in 100 Modern Objects

History of the World in 100 Modern Objects
  • Author : Francesca Hornak
  • Publisher : Portico
  • Release : 15 October 2015
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Since Spring 2013, Francesca Hornak has been writing a hugely popular column in the Sunday Times Style section, 'History of the World in 100 Modern Objects'. Featuring a different iconic object each week, the column explores contemporary middle-class life through the objects we fetishise. Each column is a little vignette about a different character, such as Izzy, who's 26 and interns at Kelly Hoppen and gets into a spat with her flatmate about a twee Oliver Bonas cake stand, Nick, 40, who's considering the

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A History of Ireland in 100 Objects

A History of Ireland in 100 Objects
  • Author : Fintan O'Toole
  • Publisher : Prism
  • Release : 19 August 2022
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Objects don't just have stories, they tell stories. There is a certain paradox that surrounds them. They seem precise and fixed, literally tangible, yet they can put us in touch with the past in a direct and immediate way. What they said to their contemporaries may be different from what they say to us. Whether it's a silver tea urn from Georgian Dublin or an illuminated page from the Book of Kells, historical objects help us gain a more complex

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History of the World in 1,000 Objects

History of the World in 1,000 Objects
  • Author : DK
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 01 October 2014
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From the watch Napoleon used to synchronize with his generals at Waterloo and Chinese David vases believed to be the oldest example of blue and white porcelain to the US Constitution and the Mayan Dresden codex, the oldest book written in the Americas, History of the World in 1,000 Objects provides a completely fresh perspective on the history of the world. With objects revealing how our ancestors lived, what they believed and valued, and how these items helped shape civilization, History

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Germany

Germany
  • Author : Neil MacGregor
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 13 November 2014
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From Neil MacGregor, the author of A History of the World in 100 Objects, this is a view of Germany like no other Today, as the dominant economic force in Europe, Germany looms as large as ever over world affairs. But how much do we really understand about it, and how do its people understand themselves? In this enthralling new book, Neil MacGregor guides us through the complex history, culture and identity of this most mercurial of countries by telling the

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A History of the Church in 100 Objects

A History of the Church in 100 Objects
  • Author : Mike Aquilina,Grace Aquilina
  • Publisher : Ave Maria Press
  • Release : 20 October 2017
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Winner of two Catholic Press Association Awards: Design and Production (Second Place) and History (Honorable Mention). The star of Bethlehem exemplifies the birth of Jesus, the Wittenberg Door is synonymous with the Protestant Reformation, and “the pill” symbolizes the sexual revolution. It’s “stuff” that helps tell the story of Christianity. In this unique, rich, and eye-catching book, popular Catholic author and EWTN host Mike Aquilina tells the Christian story through the examination of 100 objects and places. Some, like Michelangelo's

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A History of Cycling in 100 Objects

A History of Cycling in 100 Objects
  • Author : Suze Clemitson
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 29 June 2017
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A fascinating and quirky look at the history of cycling as seen through 100 objects that changed the bicycle as we know it. From the laufmachine to the Brompton, learn about the evolution of the bicycle from two wheeled toy of the aristocracy through to the boom years of the cycling revolution today. Find out why newspapers are so integral to the story of cycling, why the yellow jersey is yellow and why steak was so important to keep a ride

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