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A History of the World in 100 Objects

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  • A History of the World in 100 Objects (Allen Lane) – Hardcover (2010)
    by Neil MacGregor

    A History of the World in 100 Objects

    Hardcover, Allen Lane
    2010
    736 pages

    ISBN: 1846144132
    ISBN-13: 9781846144134

    'In this book, we travel back in time and across the globe, to see how we humans have shaped our world and been shaped by it over the past two million years. The story is told exclusively through the things that humans have made - all sorts of things, carefully designed and then either admired and preserved or used, broken and thrown away. I've chosen just a hundred objects from different points on our journey - from a cooking pot to a golden galleon, from a Stone Age tool to a credit card, and each object comes from the ... Show more

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Reviews of A History of the World in 100 Objects

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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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