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Title Books That Changed History
Author DK
Publisher Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Release 2017-09-07
Category Antiques & Collectibles
Total Pages 256
ISBN 0241323045
Language English, Spanish, and French
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With a foreword by James Naughtie Turn the pages of the most famous books of all time and marvel at the stories behind them. Over 75 of the world's most celebrated, rare, and seminal books are examined and explained in this stunning treasury. Books That Changed History is a unique encyclopedia spanning the history of the written word, from 3000 BCE to the modern day. Chronological chapters show the evolution of human knowledge and the changing ways in which books are made. Discover incredible coverage of history's most influential books including the Mahabharata, Shakespeare's First Folio, The Diary of Anne Frank, and Penguin's first ever paperbacks. From Darwin's groundbreaking On the Origin of Species to Louis Braille's conception of the Braille system that we still use today, these are world famous books that have had the biggest impact on history. Every book is presented with breathtaking photography and fascinating biographies of those who created them. Books That Changed History gathers dictionaries, diaries, plays, poems, treaties, and religious texts into one stunning celebration of the undisputed power of books.

Books that Changed the World by Andrew Taylor

Title Books that Changed the World
Author Andrew Taylor
Publisher Hachette UK
Release 2014-03-06
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 336
ISBN 1849165610
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Books that Changed the World tells the fascinating stories behind 50 books that, in ways great and small, have changed the course of human history. Andrew Taylor sets each text in its historical context and explores its wider influence and legacy. Whether he's discussing the incandescent effect of The Qu'ran, the enduring influence of Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations, of the way in which Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe glavanized the anti-slavery movement, Taylor has written a stirring and informative testament to human ingenuity and endeavour. Ranging from The Iliad to Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, the Kama Sutra to Lady Chatterley's Lover, this is the ultimate, thought-provoking read for book-lovers everywhere.

Books that Changed the World by Robert B. Downs

Title Books that Changed the World
Author Robert B. Downs
Publisher Signet
Release 2004
Category Fiction
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9780451529282
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Examines the content and impact of works, including "Common Sense," "Das Kapital," and "Mein Kampf," that have influenced the course of history.

Title 100 Great Events that Changed the World
Author Terry O'Brien
Publisher
Release 2016-07-06
Category Fiction
Total Pages 236
ISBN 9788129141767
Language English, Spanish, and French
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100 Events that Changed the World unveils human triumph and the history behind it. The book looks at the various inventions and catastrophes, wars and treaties, momentous discoveries and cultural landmarks that altered the way we live today. All these events are remembered as powerful symbols of their times and still reverberate around the world. Beginning with the assassination of Julius Caesar on 15 March 44 BC, the book presents every historical (and contemporary) incident of note, such as the fall of Constantinople on 29 May 1453 and the partition of India on 15 August 1947, all the way to the destruction of New York's twin towers on 11 September 2001 and the Paris attacks on 13 November 2015, for today's news is tomorrow's history. A gripping way of unfolding the prolific events of world history through exciting, fascinating and thought-provoking milestones that changed the world with an absorbing account of the last 1000 years 100 Events that Changed the World is a one-of-a-kind chronicle of world history

Title Twelve Books that Changed the World
Author Melvyn Bragg
Publisher
Release 2006
Category Bible
Total Pages 372
ISBN 9780340839812
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this digitised age of shared information it is easy to take for granted the power of the printed word. Here Melvyn Bragg presents a vivid reminder of the book as agent of social, political and personal revolution. In the fascinating book accompanying the ITV series, Melvyn Bragg takes a look at the most important British books in history, and their long-lasting effects which can still be felt throughout the world today. Far from being a study of dry texts, TWELVE BRITISH BOOKS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD presents a rich variety of human endeavour and a great diversity of characters. From scientific breakthroughs to seminal human rights treatises; from dramatic works of staggering emotional depth to what were at the time seemingly innocuous documents - all these works have shaped the history of Britain and beyond. Definitive, always illuminating and sometimes controversial, the hidden story of these twelve books is a journey through the colourful history of our island and its people.

Title Smithsonian Battles That Changed History
Author
Publisher DK
Release 2018-09-11
Category History
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781465473844
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This illustrated guide to history's most famous battles explores military history from ancient battles to the American Civil War, World War I, World War II, the Cold War, and beyond. Featuring stunning illustrations and in-depth analysis, this military history book uses maps, paintings, and photographs to reveal the stories behind more than 90 of the most important battles ever to take place. From medieval battles and great naval battles to the era of high-tech air battles, key wars and campaigns are analyzed in detail--the weapons, the soldiers, the military strategy, and the fateful decisions that led to glorious victories and crushing defeats. Famous military leaders are profiled, including Alexander the Great, Joan of Arc, Napoleon, Rommel, and others, and crucial arms, armor, and equipment are explained. Whether at Hastings, Gettysburg, or Stalingrad, Battles That Changed History takes you into the thick of combat and shows how kingdoms and empires have been won and lost on the battlefield throughout history.

Books That Changed The World by Robert B. Downs

Title Books That Changed The World
Author Robert B. Downs
Publisher Pickle Partners Publishing
Release 2016-07-26
Category History
Total Pages 216
ISBN 1786259753
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Books Are Weapons Books have wielded an immense power for good and evil throughout the history of the human race. Here is a thoughtful and probing discussion of sixteen of the most important works of all time which influenced history, economics, culture, civilization, and scientific thought from the Renaissance to the present day. Such widely different, but immensely powerful books as Hitler’s Mein Kampf, which foreshadowed the death and destruction of World War II, Harvey’s famous volume on blood circulation which revolutionized medical theory and treatment, Einstein’s theories on relativity which opened the atomic age are clearly described in this provocative and readable volume. Dr. Downs, former President of the American Library Association and head of the University of Illinois Library, also shows the widespread and decisive influence of other great works, including Newton’s presentation of his discovery of the laws of gravity, a cornerstone in scientific theory today, Darwin’s Origin of Species which many churchmen thought contradicted the Bible, Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin which is considered one of the major causes of the American Civil War, and Freud’s Interpretation of Dreams, the great volume from the man who revolutionized modern man’s thoughts about himself. Altogether, here is a fascinating presentation of books from many times which shows the tremendous power of the printed word on human development.

Books that Changed the World by Robert Bingham Downs

Title Books that Changed the World
Author Robert Bingham Downs
Publisher Signet Book
Release 1983
Category Books and reading
Total Pages 352
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From the Bible to "Das Kapital," this revised and greatly expanded edition is a monument to the power of the printed word--an informative discussion of many of the most important works ever created. Reissue.

Title D Day The World War II Invasion That Changed History
Author Deborah Hopkinson
Publisher Scholastic UK
Release 2019-01-03
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 400
ISBN 1407195298
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An authentic account of one of the most pivotal battles of World War Two. The World War Two invasion known as D-Day was one of the largest military endeavours in history. It involved years of planning, total secrecy and not only soldiers but also sailors, paratroopers and many specialists. Acclaimed author Deborah Hopkinson weaves together the contributions of key players in D-Day in a masterful tapestry of official documents, personal narratives and archival photos to provide an action-packed and authentic account.

TIME Great Discoveries by Editors of Time Magazine

Title TIME Great Discoveries
Author Editors of Time Magazine
Publisher Time
Release 2009-10-13
Category History
Total Pages 144
ISBN 9781603200837
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Here is a book designed to inspire the heart, challenge the mind, delight the eye, engage the armchair traveler and, yes, encourage your bootheels to be wanderin'. The editors of Time have sought out the most exciting new discoveries in the fields of geography, paleontology, astronomy and archaeology and combined them with classic tales of exploration to present a book that is vast in scope and pulsing with the energy of fresh knowledge. It includes the latest updates on the fascinating fossilized dinosaur-birds of China; reports of revelatory recent digs in Egypt; and an overview of new findings from the swarm of craft now investigating Mars, Jupiter and the moons of Saturn. The book's journey takes us from Siberia's Yamal Peninsula, where the 40,000-year-old carcass of the baby mammoth Lyuba emerged from the permafrost, to a mysterious cave on Indonesia's island of Flores, where an unusual species of miniature early humans, dubbed "the hobbits," once lived. The cast of striking characters includes the brilliant Chinese paleontologist Xing Xu, Egypt's famed tomb-raider Zahi Hawass-and nasa's plucky Martian rovers, Opportunity and Spirit. Readers will be surprised to learn how much new information has emerged in recent years about subjects we thought we knew well, from the wreck of the Titanic to the mysteries of the Pueblo cliff-dwellers of the American Southwest. In addition to its probing, wide-ranging account of great discoveries past and present, the book offers a host of arresting photographs that create a spectacular visual panorama of Planet Earth's most powerful forces and most exotic regions. Welcome aboard-and bon voyage!

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