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ISBN: 1846145112 / ISBN-13: 9781846145117

A History of the World in 100 Objects

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  • A History of the World in 100 Objects (Allen Lane) – Hardcover (2011)
    by Neil MacGregor

    A History of the World in 100 Objects

    Hardcover, Allen Lane
    2011
    736 pages

    ISBN: 1846145112
    ISBN-13: 9781846145117

    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 ... 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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