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History's Worst Predictions: And the People Who Made Them

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History's Worst Predictions and the People Who Made Them - Chaline, Eric
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It is said that one of the things that sets us apart from the other animals is our ability to conceive of the future. Since the dawn of history, human civilisation has had its prophets, but whether they claim divine inspiration, employ scientific forecasting or economic modelling, or just use their own fertile imaginations, what they have in common is the ability to get things spectacularly wrong. Organised chronologically, History's Worst Predictions excavates the strata of history to expose the rich veins of absurdity ...

History's Worst Predictions and the People Who Made Them 2011, The History Press Ltd, Stroud

ISBN-13: 9780752459622

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History's Worst Predictions: And the People Who Made Them 2011, Chartwell Books

ISBN-13: 9780785828136

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History'S Worst Predictions: And the People Who Made Them 2011, Pier 9, Millers Point

ISBN-13: 9781741969887

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