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History of the World in 1000 Objects

History of the World in 1000 Objects Book
Author : DK
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2020-09-15
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 Book
Author : Mike Aquilina,Grace Aquilina
Publisher : Ave Maria Press
Release : 2017-10-20
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 Norfolk in 100 Objects

A History of Norfolk in 100 Objects Book
Author : John A. Davies,Tim Pestell
Publisher : History PressLtd
Release : 2012-05-01
ISBN : 9780752461625
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A history of Norfolk in 100 objects

A History of Football in 100 Objects

A History of Football in 100 Objects Book
Author : Gavin Mortimer
Publisher : Profile Books
Release : 2012-10-04
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.

A History of Women in 100 Objects

A History of Women in 100 Objects Book
Author : Maggie Andrews,Janis Lomas
Publisher : The History Press
Release : 2018-02-23
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 Cycling in 100 Objects

A History of Cycling in 100 Objects Book
Author : Suze Clemitson
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2017-06-29
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.

The First World War in 100 Objects

The First World War in 100 Objects Book
Author : Gary Sheffield
Publisher :
Release : 2015-08
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.

A History Of The First World War In 100 Objects

A History Of The First World War In 100 Objects Book
Author : John Hughes-Wilson
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2014-03-03
ISBN : 1844037606
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 on a full page and is the subject of a short chapter that 'fans out' from the item itself to describe the context, the people and the events associated with it. Distinctive and original, A History of the First World War in 100 Objects is a unique commemoration of 'the war to end all wars'.

A History of Sailing in 100 Objects

A History of Sailing in 100 Objects Book
Author : Barry Pickthall
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2016-08-25
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.

World War I in 100 Objects

World War I in 100 Objects Book
Author : Peter Doyle
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2014-09-30
ISBN : 069816671X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A dynamic social history commemorating the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I General readers and history buffs alike have made bestsellers of books like A History of the World in 100 Objects. In that tradition, this handsome commemorative volume gives a unique perspective on one of the most pivotal and volatile events of modern history. In World War I in 100 Objects, military historian Peter Doyle shares a fascinating collection of items, from patriotic badges worn by British citizens to field equipment developed by the United States. Beautifully photographed, each item is accompanied by the unique story it tells about the war, its strategy, its innovations, and the people who fought it.

A History of the Universe in 100 Objects

A History of the Universe in 100 Objects Book
Author : James Goss,Steve Tribe
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2012
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 the Tudors in 100 Objects

A History of the Tudors in 100 Objects Book
Author : John Matusiak
Publisher : History Press
Release : 2019-08
ISBN : 9780750991254
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An intimate portrait of Tudor England captured, revealed and explored in 100 defining objects

A New History of the Future in 100 Objects

A New History of the Future in 100 Objects Book
Author : Adrian Hon
Publisher : MIT Press
Release : 2020-10-06
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.

The History of Scottish Football in 100 Objects

The History of Scottish Football in 100 Objects Book
Author : Andy Bollen
Publisher : Arena Sport
Release : 2019-09-05
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.

The Third Reich in 100 Objects

The Third Reich in 100 Objects Book
Author : Tim Newark,Roger Moorhouse
Publisher :
Release : 2017-06
ISBN : 9781784381806
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Hitler's Third Reich is still the focus of numerous articles, books and films: no conflict of the twentieth century has prompted such interest or such a body of literature. Approaching the canon of World War II literature is a challenge for a general reader but the 100 objects approach is a novel and accessible presentation. This is a compelling, frequently shocking and revelatory guide to the Third Reich that has been collated and presented by two of the world's leading World War II historians. The photographs gathered by Roger Moorhouse and Roger Moorhouse include Pervitin, Hitler's Mercedes, Wehrmach toilet paper, Hitler's grooming kit, the Nuremberg courtroom, the Tiger Tank, fragments of flak, the Iron Cross and, of course, the Swastika and Mein Kampf.

History of Baseball in 100 Objects

History of Baseball in 100 Objects Book
Author : Josh Leventhal
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2015-05-05
ISBN : 1603764011
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The only book of its kind to tell the history of baseball, from its inception to the present day, through 100 key objects that represent the major milestones, evolutionary events, and larger-than-life personalities that make up the game A History of Baseball in 100 Objects is a visual and historical record of the game as told through essential documents, letters, photographs, equipment, memorabilia, food and drink, merchandise and media items, and relics of popular culture, each of which represents the history and evolution of the game. Among these objects are the original ordinance banning baseball in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, in 1791 (the earliest known reference to the game in America); the "By-laws and Rules of the Knickerbocker Base Ball Club," 1845 (the first codified rules of the game); Fred Thayer's catcher's mask from the 1870s (the first use of this equipment in the game); a scorecard from the 1903 World Series (the first World Series); Grantland Rice's typewriter (the role of sportswriters in making baseball the national pastime); Babe Ruth's bat, circa 1927 (the emergence of the long ball); Pittsburgh Crawford's team bus, 1935 (the Negro Leagues); Jackie Robinson's Montreal Royals uniform, 1946 (the breaking of the color barrier); a ticket stub from the 1951 Giants-Dodgers playoff game and Bobby Thomson's "Shot Heard 'Round The World" (one of baseball's iconic moments); Sandy Koufax's Cy Young Award, 1963 (the era of dominant pitchers); a "Reggie!" candy bar, 1978 (the modern player as media star); Rickey Henderson's shoes, 1982 (baseball's all-time-greatest base stealer); the original architect's drawing for Oriole Park at Camden Yards (the ballpark renaissance of the 1990s); and Barry Bond's record-breaking bat (the age of Performance Enhancing Drugs). A full-page photograph of the object is accompanied by lively text that describes the historical significance of the object and its connection to baseball's history, as well as additional stories and information about that particular period in the history of the game.

The Second World War in 100 Objects

The Second World War in 100 Objects Book
Author : Julian Thompson,Allan R. Millett
Publisher :
Release : 2018-06-05
ISBN : 9780233005249
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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See the history of World War II in a new light: through 100 carefully chosen items. Selected by two specialists in military history, they range from the public to the deeply, poignantly personal--including the iconic British Spitfire and Hitler's mountain retreat; individual treasures; and official documents, medals, and badges. Organized chronologically, each one is accompanied by a brief description highlighting the article's significance.

History of Australia in 100 Objects

History of Australia in 100 Objects Book
Author : Toby Creswell
Publisher : Penguin Group Australia
Release : 2016-08-29
ISBN : 1743483791
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The History of Australia in 100 Objects is a fresh, accessible take on Australian history. It explores both well- and little-known stories through the objects of the time and the people who made and owned them. Some stories are of pivotal moments in Australia’s past, including the Rum Rebellion, World War I, Federation and the birth of the Native Title Act. And yet sometimes these big events are most powerfully told through a small object belonging to someone long forgotten: a gold locket, a boomerang, a cup and saucer from the Country Women’s Association. Former Rolling Stone editor Toby Creswell takes each object as a starting point to tell the stories that make up our national history, exploring and celebrating key technological, social, political, artistic and sporting moments. From Ned Kelly's armour to Henry Lawson's pen and Julia Gillard's glasses, Creswell’s objects are sometimes iconic, sometimes unexpected and quirky; but the mix creates a compelling, multi-layered story. 'Through these often simple yet emotionally charged items, Toby Creswell makes history thrillingly immediate.' The Sydney Morning Herald

Living with the Gods

Living with the Gods Book
Author : Neil MacGregor
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2018-10-30
ISBN : 052552147X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In the same format as his best-selling books A History of the World in 100 Objects and Germany: Memories of a Nation—the acclaimed art historian now gives us a magnificent new book that explores the relationship between faith and society. Until fairly recently, religion as a major influence on the nature of individual societies around the world seemed to be on the wane. Now, far from being marginalized, the relationship between faith and society has moved to the center of politics and global conversation. Neil MacGregor's new book traces the ways in which different societies have understood and articulated their places in the cosmic scheme. It examines mankind's beliefs not from the perspective of institutional religions but according to how shared narratives have shaped societies—and what happens when different narratives run up against each other. As he did in A History of the World in 100 Objects and Germany: Memories of a Nation, MacGregor brilliantly combines objects, places, and ideas to examine and, ultimately, illuminate these pressing contemporary concerns.