1000 Events That Shaped the World

Author(s): Judith Klein


What are the 1,000 events, through all time and from all places, that have been most influential in shaping the world in which we live today? From that starting point, the book's creators - a team of veteran writers and editors - have developed a volume rich in content and visuals. Every spread pops off the page with passages to ponder and pictures to evoke the scene. A reader can open this book anywhere and find fascinating tidbits of world history embellished with quick-read biographies, first-person accounts, and landmark artworks, portraits, and photos.It includes events from 'Life Begins' (Event 1) through 'First Abstract Painting' and 'Morse Sends Telegraph' (Events 506 and 507) to Event 1000. Special sidebar features cut through the chronology of this book, enriching its contents. 'Footnotes' pull out fascinating details from many of the most important events. 'Connections' - essays on topics such as the domestication of horses, global navigation, importation of New World food plants into Europe, photography, and planetary exploration - show how no event stands alone in its time but all link through the eras and the centuries.


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General Fields

  • : 9781426203145
  • : National Geographic Society
  • : National Geographic Society
  • : 1.914
  • : October 2008
  • : 284mm X 235mm X 33mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Judith Klein
  • : 416
  • : 909
  • : 2-Sep
  • : Hardback
  • : 461 illustrations