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Released: 2011-10-27

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A History of the World in 100 Objects by Neil MacGregor


From the renowned director of the British Museum, a kaleidentityoscopic historical past of humanity advised via issues we have made.

while didentity other folks first begin to wear jewelry or play tune? while had been cows domesticated and why do we feed their milk to our youngsters? the place had been the first towns and what made them be successful? Who invented math-or came up with cash?

The historical past of humanity is a historical past of invention and innovation, as we have continually created new items to make use of, to appreciate, or to leave our mark on the international. on this authentic and concept-provoking ebook, Neil MacGregor, director of the British Museum, has selected one hundred man-made artifacts, every of which provides us an intimate glimpse of an surprising turning point in human civilization. A history of the sector in one hundred items stretches back two million years and covers the globe. From the very first hand axe to the ever-present credit card, every merchandise has a story to inform; together they relate the larger historical past of mantype-revealing who we're by means of having a look at what we have made.

Handsomely designed, with greater than 150 color photographs all the way through the text, A history of the sector in one hundred items is a gorgeous studying ebook and makes a great gift for any individual serious about historical past.

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Amazon best ebooks of the Month, November 2011: In A history of the sector in one hundred items, Neal MacGregor, director of the British Museum, takes readers on a tour of the world by way of its subject matter goods. From on a regular basis items akin to pots, utensils, and cash to valuables akin to art and jewelry, MacGregor displays that the issues humans have left behind are continuously as wealthy and informative as written texts. whether or not it’s a peculiar and distinctive item like a throne made from rifles from Mozambique or a medieval German crystal, or a familiar one like a sculpture of the top of Augustus or Hokusaicff0478#three9;s painting the good Wave, MacGregor skillfully weaves every one into the fabric of the society that it came from. In that experience, the ebook is a lot more than a museum catalog: itcff0478#three9;s 100 keyhole views into 100 different societies from all over the world and all the way through historical past.

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creator: Neil MacGregorpublisher: Viking grownupBinding: HardcoverLanguage: EnglishPages: 7three6

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