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ISBN: 0241951771 / ISBN-13: 9780241951774

A History of the World in 100 Objects

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  • A History of the World in 100 Objects (Penguin Books Ltd) – Paperback (2012)
    by Neil MacGregor

    A History of the World in 100 Objects

    Paperback, Penguin Books Ltd
    2012
    640 pages

    ISBN: 0241951771
    ISBN-13: 9780241951774

    Neil MacGregor's "A History of the World in 100 Objects" takes a bold, original approach to human history, exploring past civilizations through the objects that defined them. Encompassing a grand sweep of human history, "A History of the World in 100 Objects" begins with one of the earliest surviving objects made by human hands, a chopping tool from the Olduvai gorge in Africa, and ends with objects which characterise the world we live in today. Seen through MacGregor's eyes, history is a kaleidoscope - shifting, ... Show more

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Reviews of A History of the World in 100 Objects

Overall customer rating: 5.000
Steve S

My favorite bedside book

by Steve S on Feb 13, 2014

Each essay in this captivating history occupies only a few pages, so it's a great book to keep at the bedside. But the connections it makes--among civilizations ancient and modern--show us how deeply connected we all are. A revelation.

Groucho
by Groucho on Apr 27, 2012

Full of amazing information. A good book for bedtime browsing.

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