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The Timetables of History: A Horizontal Linkage of People and Events - Bernard Grun, Daniel J. Boorstin
The Timetables of History: A Horizontal Linkage of People and Events
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Vast and absorbing, spanning millennia of human history, "The Timetables of History," achieves a goal in the study of the past that is unmatched by any other reference volume -- it gives us a sweeping overview of the making of the contemporary world. This remarkable book maps out at a glance what... show more
Vast and absorbing, spanning millennia of human history, "The Timetables of History," achieves a goal in the study of the past that is unmatched by any other reference volume -- it gives us a sweeping overview of the making of the contemporary world. This remarkable book maps out at a glance what was happening "simultaneously," from the dawn of history to the present day. Never before has progress been presented with such clarity or with a view that fully captures the essence and the excitement of civilization.Completely updated, featuring: * Recent breakthroughs in science and technology* New achievements in the visual arts and music* Milestones in religion, philosophy, and learning* The rise and fall of nations and the emergence of historic figures* Landmarks in the drama of daily life
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780671742713 (067174271X)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Touchstone
Pages no: 734
Edition language: English
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Traveller rated it
I was rather disappointed in this book. The scope of it ended up limiting the usefulness. Also, I would perhaps have structured it in such a way as not to waste so much space, (which not only wastes paper but makes the book very bulky physically speaking). In it's current format, one cannot reall...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
A very clever idea.
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