An Intellectual's Visual Miscellany: An Illustrated Guide to Masterworks of Art, History, Literature, and Science


A breathtaking journey through the masterworks of intellectuals

Feast your eyes on the greatest moments in history. Featuring more than 700 gorgeous photographs and ...

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A breathtaking journey through the masterworks of intellectuals

Feast your eyes on the greatest moments in history. Featuring more than 700 gorgeous photographs and illustrations, you will bask in the spectacular works prominent in art, history, literature, and science, including:

  • The Colosseum of Rome
  • Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales
  • Claude Monet's Water Lilies
  • Stonehenge
  • David Thoreau's Walden
  • Katsushika Hokusai's Under the Wave off Kanagawa
  • The Great Pyramid of Giza
  • Plato's Sophist
  • Fred Hoyle's Big Bang Theory
An essential addition to any thinker's library, An Intellectual's Visual Miscellany captures the world's most extraordinary creations—all in one remarkable volume.
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History professor Daniel P. Murphy has already authored The Everything American Revolution Book, The Everything Civil War Book, and The Everything World War II Book; now he's widened his horizons—and ours by presenting a very visual guide to the books, objects, and theories that have made world culture great. His subjects span the globe; from the Great Pyramid and Stonehenge to the Big Bang Theory (the hypothesis; not the TV show); and from Chaucer to Japanese art masterpieces. Masterpieces presented in ways that make them truly memorable.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440538810
  • Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
  • Publication date: 11/18/2012
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 949,824
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Daniel P. Murphy, PhD, is a professor of history and the director of the Center for Free Inquiry at Hanover College. He wrote The Everything American Revolution Book, coauthored The Everything World War II Book, and contributed to The Everything American Presidents Book.

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