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A History of the World in 100 Objects

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

15 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

Great Gift

I got this book for my father and brother and law and they both loved it. It makes a great gift for history lover for the holidays.

posted by 415378 on December 19, 2011

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3 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

Omission of Asian language

I read the sample, and carefully searched the table of content. No mention of Japanese, where there are different verbs for words such as give, depending on the relationship between the giver, the receiver and who's hearing about it. Didn'tt see anything on ordering of...
I read the sample, and carefully searched the table of content. No mention of Japanese, where there are different verbs for words such as give, depending on the relationship between the giver, the receiver and who's hearing about it. Didn'tt see anything on ordering of sentences, also a bog factor in understanding of language.
Significant omissions, given the title of the book! Could only imagine other ways of being sketchy.

posted by BarbaraC1977 on August 6, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2011

    Great Gift

    I got this book for my father and brother and law and they both loved it. It makes a great gift for history lover for the holidays.

    15 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 25, 2012

    An enjoyable book

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It looks at the development of humankind through the lens of representative artifacts. For the most part these artifacts are not the highly publicized treasures of popular imagination. Though some of them are spectacular, many are humble.

    Each artifact is well photographed and carefully described in a short chapter that includes comments from individuals noted in the field the artifact pertains to. I found myself appreciating objects that I ordinarily would have passed over as uninteresting.

    It is a perfect "read on the fly" book as well. Each short chapter is complete in itself and can be read in short sittings.

    10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 1, 2013

    BEST HISTORY BOOK IN YEARS

    After years of hating to read history books, I've found one that I can actually read and enjoy. I purchased it to find out which 100 objects were chosen and I'm reading it to learn more about world history.
    I appreciate the Table of Contents as it is easy to reference other objects. I would like colored object pictures, but prefer reading it on my eReader. The one thing I like most is that Neil MacGregor talks to you as a person and not as historian.
    TRY IT . . . YOU MAY LIKE IT . . .and actually like learning more about our history no matter how old you are.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2012

    Omission of Asian language

    I read the sample, and carefully searched the table of content. No mention of Japanese, where there are different verbs for words such as give, depending on the relationship between the giver, the receiver and who's hearing about it. Didn'tt see anything on ordering of sentences, also a bog factor in understanding of language.
    Significant omissions, given the title of the book! Could only imagine other ways of being sketchy.

    3 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2012

    Dont waste your time

    This book is packed with information, yes. How ever the writing style is awful and I found that it went in allot of circles. Its a huge book and will take up allot 9fyour time. Its your choice, but i sugest saving your time.

    1 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted November 17, 2013

    Angelena

    Hey this post is so stupid

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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