A 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 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.

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  • Author : Neil MacGregor
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Pages : 640 pages
  • ISBN : 0141966831
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 13 reviews
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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 : 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

A History of the World in 100 Objects

A History of the World in 100 Objects
  • Author : Neil MacGregor
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 24 July 2021
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

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

A History Of The First World War In 100 Objects

A History Of The First World War In 100 Objects
  • Author : John Hughes-Wilson
  • Publisher : Cassell
  • Release : 03 March 2014
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A History of the First World War in 100 Objects narrates the causes, progress and outcome of the First World War by telling the stories behind 100 items of material evidence of that cataclysmic and shattering conflict. From weapons that created carnage to affectionate letters home and from unexpected items of trench decoration to the paintings of official war artists, the objects are as extraordinary in their diversity and story-telling power as they are devastating in their poignancy. Each object is depicted

A History of Women in 100 Objects

A History of Women in 100 Objects
  • Author : Maggie Andrews,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 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

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

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

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

Space Exploration

Space Exploration
  • Author : Sten Odenwald
  • Publisher : The Experiment
  • Release : 01 November 2019
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A NASA science educator showcases important objects in space history from Galileo’s telescope to the Curiosity rover: “Will fascinate readers of any age.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) This book examines 100 objects that forever altered what we know and how we think about the cosmos. From an ancient Mayan codex to Sputnik to Skylab and into the twenty-first century, some objects are iconic and some obscure—but all are utterly important. The Nebra sky disk (1600 BCE) features the first realistic

A History Of The First World War In 100 Objects Free Sampler

A History Of The First World War In 100 Objects Free Sampler
  • Author : John Hughes-Wilson,Nigel Steel
  • Publisher : Cassell
  • Release : 03 March 2014
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Enjoy this free sampler of the full ebook. Read full entries for three of the 100 objects, selected from different points during the war. A History of the First World War in 100 Objects narrates the causes, progress and outcome of the First World War by telling the stories behind 100 items of material evidence of that cataclysmic and shattering conflict. From weapons that created carnage to affectionate letters home and from unexpected items of trench decoration to the paintings of official war

A History of Cricket in 100 Objects

A History of Cricket in 100 Objects
  • Author : Gavin Mortimer
  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Release : 06 June 2013
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Once the preserve of the English, now, for nations the world over, summertime means cricket bats to be oiled, rain forecasts analysed and tea in the pavilion. Cricket has enthralled us since the seventeenth century. But what is it about the game that provokes such fervour? Award-winning sports author Gavin Mortimer calls together a cast of salt-of-the-earth Yorkshiremen, American billionaires and dashing Indian princes to tell the strange and remarkable tale of cricket's journey from medieval village sport of 'club-ball'