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History of the World in 1000 Objects

History of the World in 1000 Objects

by DK

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2020-09-15
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 0744036089
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 ancestors lived - as well as what they believed in and valued. A bronze cat mummy shows us how highly the ancient Egyptians valued their feline companions, while a mechanical tiger toy tells the story of rising tensions between an Indian sultan and European colonizers. With stunning, exclusive photography, History of the World in 1000 Objects shows you the objects that our ancestors treasured - from the jewelry worn by the Mesopotamians to the prized ritual vessels used by the people of the Shang Dynasty - and gives you insight into what gave each culture its own identity. From astrolabes and airplanes to vacuum cleaners and X-rays, DK uses its hallmark visual style to weave the extraordinary legacy of our creativity into a unique view of world history that will change the way you see the objects all around us.

A History of the Church in 100 Objects

A History of the Church in 100 Objects

by Mike Aquilina,Grace Aquilina

  • Publisher : Ave Maria Press
  • Release : 2017-10-20
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 1594717516
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 Pietà, are priceless works of art. Others, like a union membership pen, don’t hold much monetary value. But through each of them, Aquilina offers a memorable and rewarding look at the history of the Church. When Catholics tell their story, they don’t just write it in books. They preserve it in memorials, monuments, artifacts, and museums. They build grand basilicas to house tiny relics. In this stunning book, Aquilina, together with his writer-daughter Grace, show how the history of the Church didn’t take place shrouded in the mists of time. It actually happened and continues to happen through things that we can see and sometimes hold in our hand. The Christian answer to Neil MacGregor's New York Times bestseller A History of the World in 100 Objects, Aquilina’s A History of the Church in 100 Objects introduces you to: The Cave of the Nativity (the importance of history, memory, and all things tangible) Catacomb niches (the importance of Rome, bones, and relics of the faith) Ancient Map of the World (the undoing of myths about medieval science) Stained Glass (representative of Gothic cathedrals) The Holy Grail (Romance literature and the emergence of writing for the laity) Loaves and fish (a link from Jesus to the sacrament of the Eucharist) The Wittenberg Door (Martin Luther and the onset of the Reformation) Each of these and the 93 other items and places in the book tell part of the Christian story. Each is an essential piece of the story of our salvation. God makes himself known and accessible through material things, always accommodating himself to our condition. It is, after all, the condition he created for us—spiritual and material—and the form he assumed for our salvation.

A History of Women in 100 Objects

A History of Women in 100 Objects

by Maggie Andrews,Janis Lomas

  • Publisher : The History Press
  • Release : 2018-02-23
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0750987197
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 symbolize 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? From the corset to the pill, the typewriter to the first pair of women’s trousers and the invention of IVF – there are objects through history that document the developing role of women in society. This story is told here by two leading historians with a lightness of touch that will appeal to all those interested in women’s history, whatever their age.

A History of the World in 100 Objects

A History of the World in 100 Objects
From the British Museum : the Exhibition

by N.A

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2018
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9789461614650
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A History of Norfolk in 100 Objects

A History of Norfolk in 100 Objects

by John A. Davies,Tim Pestell

  • Publisher : History PressLtd
  • Release : 2012-05-01
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 9780752461625
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A history of Norfolk in 100 objects

A New History of the Future in 100 Objects

A New History of the Future in 100 Objects
A Fiction

by Adrian Hon

  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 2020-10-06
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN : 0262360381
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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"; describes the establishment of artificial worlds on asteroids; and recounts pro-democracy movements in epistocratic states. In A New History of the Future in 100 Objects, Adrian Hon constructs a possible future by imagining the things it might leave in its wake.

A History of Cycling in 100 Objects

A History of Cycling in 100 Objects

by Suze Clemitson

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2017-06-29
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1472918908
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 comfortable back in the day. Taking one hundred objects that have been pivotal in the development of cycling and the bikes themselves, this book provides a fascinating insight into the history of cycling. From the earliest prototype bikes through to the speed machines we know today, it also covers key technological developments and the more esoteric - from the Arc de Triomphe and liquorice allsorts via ballbearings and Shimano gears. Beautifully documented with lively and insightful text, this is the perfect gift for the cyclist in your life, giving an alternative insight into the two wheeled revolution.

A History of the Universe in 100 Objects

A History of the Universe in 100 Objects

by James Goss,Steve Tribe

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1849904812
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Presents the history of the "Doctor Who" television universe through one hundred objects, including the Ultima machine, the Mona Lisa, TARDIS, and axonite.

A History of Football in 100 Objects

A History of Football in 100 Objects

by Gavin Mortimer

  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Release : 2012-10-04
  • Pages : 503
  • ISBN : 1847659055
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What does a turnip have in common with a pair of 500 sunglasses? They've both played a pivotal role in football history. Following on from Neil MacGregor's groundbreaking The History of the World in 100 Objects, Gavin Mortimer provides a quirky and unique take on the beautiful game told through its defining objects. A History of Football in 100 Objects begins on the momentous day in October 1863 when several men in frock coats formed the Football Association. Ever since, the sport has continually evolved - and created new ways to thrill and infuriate its billions of followers along the way. If you've ever wanted to know when footballers started to feign injury, why an old sock helped Pel become a global legend or how a draper's letter changed football, you'll find the answer in this fascinating history of invention, ingenuity, indiscipline - and sometimes inebriation. From the inaugural red card to a Buddhist shrine, each of the objects selected gives us an intimate glimpse of an unexpected truth behind footie mythology.

History of the World in 100 Modern Objects

History of the World in 100 Modern Objects
Middle-class stuff (and nonsense)

by Francesca Hornak

  • Publisher : Pavilion Books
  • Release : 2015-10-15
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 191104205X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 safety aspects of his children's bike trailer and remembering his old DJing days, and Philippa, 64, who's tussling with her Sky TV remote after her divorce. Funny, charming and sometimes poignant, each column is an evocative slice of modern life. The columns are accompanied by crisp, colourful illustrations by the illustrator James Joyce, which make the book into a design object itself.

A History of the Tudors in 100 Objects

A History of the Tudors in 100 Objects

by John Matusiak

  • Publisher : The History Press
  • Release : 2016-08-01
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0750969288
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This seminal period of British history is a far-off world in which poverty, violence and superstition went hand-in-hand with opulence, religious virtue and a thriving cultural landscape, at once familiar and alien to the modern reader. John Matusiak sets out to shed new light on the lives and times of the Tudors by exploring the objects they left behind. Among them, a silver-gilt board badge discarded at Bosworth Field when Henry VII won the English crown; a signet ring that may have belonged to Shakespeare; the infamous Halifax gibbet, on which some 100 people were executed; scientific advancements such as a prosthetic arm and the first flushing toilet; and curiosities including a ladies’ sun mask, ‘Prince Arthur’s hutch’ and the Danny jewel, which was believed to be made from the horn of a unicorn. The whole vivid panorama of Tudor life is laid bare in this thought-provoking and frequently myth-shattering narrative, which is firmly founded upon contemporary accounts and the most up-to-date results of modern scholarship. "Everything you wanted to know about the Merrie England of the Tudors and some things you probably did not. If the Tudors seem far removed, they are also curiously modern. They had spectacles and metal prosthetic arms, while a “fuming pot” was but a prototype Air Wick. Matusiak’s mini essays accompanying the photographs are perfectly sculpted and the book is beautiful to hold." - Charlotte Heathcote, The Sunday Express

Shakespeare's Restless World

Shakespeare's Restless World
Portrait of an Era

by Neil MacGregor

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2013-10-01
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1101638117
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 at once familiar and nothing like our own. In this brilliant work of historical reconstruction Neil MacGregor and his team at the British Museum, working together in a landmark collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the BBC, bring us twenty objects that capture the essence of Shakespeare’s universe. A perfect complement to A History of the World in 100 Objects, MacGregor’s landmark New York Times bestseller, Shakespeare’s Restless World highlights a turning point in human history. This magnificent book, illustrated throughout with more than one hundred vibrant color photographs, invites you to travel back in history and to touch, smell, and feel what life was like at that pivotal moment, when humankind leaped into the modern age. This was an exhilarating time when discoveries in science and technology altered the parameters of the known world. Sir Francis Drake’s circumnavigation map allows us to imagine the age of exploration from the point of view of one of its most ambitious navigators. A bishop’s cup captures the most sacred and divisive act in Christendom. With A History of the World in 100 Objects, MacGregor pioneered a new way of telling history through artifacts. Now he trains his eye closer to home, on a subject that has mesmerized him since childhood, and lets us see Shakespeare and his world in a whole new light.

A History of the Future in 100 Objects

A History of the Future in 100 Objects

by Adrian Hon

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2013-12-07
  • Pages : 243
  • ISBN : 9780955181092
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A History of the World in 100 Objects

A History of the World in 100 Objects

by Jerold Angelus

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2011-04-15
  • Pages : 100
  • ISBN : 9786134922630
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. A History of the World in 100 Objects is a joint project of BBC Radio 4 and the British Museum, comprising a 100-part radio series written and presented by British Museum director Neil MacGregor. In 15-minute presentations broadcast on weekdays on Radio 4, MacGregor used objects of ancient art, industry, technology and arms, all of which are in the British Museum's collections, as an introduction to parts of human history. The series, four years in planning, began on 18 January 2010 and was broadcast over 20 weeks. A book to accompany the series, A History of the World in 100 Objects by Neil MacGregor, was published by Allen Lane on 28 October 2010. The programme series, described as "a landmark project," is billed as 'A history of humanity' told through a hundred objects from all over the world in the British Museum's collection

History of the World in 1,000 Objects

History of the World in 1,000 Objects

by DK

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2014-10-01
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 1465436634
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 of the World in 1,000 Objects contains a treasure trove of human creativity from earliest cultures to the present day. Objects are grouped chronologically, under key themes, from art to the history of technology, and together help paint a unique picture that provides detailed insight into each culture. In addition to stunning specially-commissioned photographs, History of the World in 1,000 Objects includes timelines and maps that make it easy to compare how people lived at different times and in different parts of the world. Reviews of its print edition: "This vividly illustrated book provides a fresh perspective on world history by revealing how our ancestors lived through the objects they fashioned." - Longitude "[A] completely fresh perspective on the history of the world." - Releaselog "[A] treasure trove of human creativity from earliest cultures to the present day." - USA Today "Using human-made objects to explain world history is such a fun and interesting way to see how societies around the planet have evolved both culturally and technologically." - Winkbooks Award to its print edition: The National Council for Social Studies (NCSS) and the Children's Book Council's Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2015

The History of Scottish Football in 100 Objects

The History of Scottish Football in 100 Objects
The Alternative Football Museum

by Andy Bollen

  • Publisher : Arena Sport
  • Release : 2019-09-05
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9781909715738
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In A History of Scottish Football in 100 Objects, Andy Bollen creates an fantasy football museum to collect together a treasure trove of Scottish football exhibits that range from Jimmy Johnstone's oar, to Aggie the tea lady's trolley. Learn why Puskas and Socrates should've been Scottish, the versatility of the pie and Napoleon's links to Bovril and explore all the wonders of the game north of the Border - from Arthur Montford to the phone-in, Think Tanks, Buckfast, vanishing cream for referees, Twitter, VAR technology and flares (pyrotechnics, not 1970s attire). These exhibits distil the beauty of the Scottish game, standing as testament to the collective hypocrisy and foolishness which links these people, places and items to the nation's favourite drug: football. Taking a satirical swipe at the beautifully flawed game, this is a wholly persuasive account of the underbelly of Scottish football, covering the mayhem, mavericks and bric-a-brac from the magic sponge, to the pie, hair weaves to tattoos. Bollen is the perfect curator: impeccably informed, passionate, insightful and deeply funny.

Space Exploration—A History in 100 Objects

Space Exploration—A History in 100 Objects

by Sten Odenwald

  • Publisher : The Experiment
  • Release : 2019-11-01
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1615196153
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is no ordinary space book. Within the pages of this eclectic pop-history, scientist and educator Sten Odenwald at NASA examines 100 objects that forever altered what we know and how we think about the cosmos. From Sputnik to Skylab and Galileo’s telescope to the Curiosity rover, some objects are iconic and some obscure—but all are utterly important. The Nebra sky disk (1600 BCE) features the first realistic depiction of the Sun, Moon, and stars. The Lunar Laser Ranging RetroReflector finally showed us how far we are from the Moon in 1969. In 1986, it was the humble, rubber O-ring that doomed the space shuttle Challenger. The Event Horizon Telescope gave us our first glimpse of a black hole in 2019. These 100 objects, as Odenwald puts it, showcase “the workhorse tools and game-changing technologies that have altered the course of space history . . . the tools and devices that, taken together, represent the major scientific discoveries—and celebrate the human ingenuity—of space technology, showing the ways physics and engineering have brought about our greatest leaps in understanding the way our universe works. . . . They make it clear that we have made giant strides in our quest to search ever more deeply into the farthest reaches of the universe—and behind each new discovery is an object that expands our appreciation of space as well as the boundless imagination and resourcefulness we carry within us.”

A History of Sailing in 100 Objects

A History of Sailing in 100 Objects

by Barry Pickthall

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2016-08-25
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 147291886X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Did you ever wonder which civilisation first took to water in small craft? Who worked out how to measure distance or plot a course at sea? Or why the humble lemon rose to such prominence in the diets of sailors? Taking one hundred objects that have been pivotal in the development of sailing and sailing boats, the book provides a fascinating insight into the history of sailing. From the earliest small boats, through magnificent Viking warships, to the technology that powers some of the most sophisticated modern yachts, the book also covers key developments such as keeps and navigational aids such as the astrolabe, sextant and compass. Other more apparently esoteric objects from all around the world are also included, including the importance of citrus fruit in the prevention of scurvy, scrimshaw made from whalebone and the meaning of sailor's tattoos. Beautifully illustrated with lively and insightful text, it's a perfect gift for the real or armchair sailor, the book gives an alternative insight into how and why we sail the way we do today.

The Naked Olympics

The Naked Olympics
The True Story of the Ancient Games

by Tony Perrottet

  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN : 081296991X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A history of the original Olympic games depicts the events of the first competitions more than 1,200 years ago, during which tens of thousands of sweltering-hot spectators watched nude athletes participate in such events as hoplitodromia, a full-armor sprint, and the pankration, a no-holds-barred lethal brawl. Original. 28,000 first printing.

The First World War in 100 Objects

The First World War in 100 Objects
The Story of the Great War Told Through the Objects That Shaped It

by Gary Sheffield

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2015-08
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780233004693
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The First World War was one of the seminal events in world history. This book offers a unique perspective on the world's first truly global conflict. It traces its history through the examination of both public and office items such as the Railway carriage where the the Armistice was signed, Siegfried Sasson's letter of protest, the football kicked by the 8th East Surreys on the Somme and personal objects like the Queen's chocolate box given to troops in 1914. Fully illustrated, each object will be accompanied by approximately 500 words of text that will give the item context and highlight its significance.