Life Millennium: The 100 Most Important Events and People of the past 1,000 Years by Robert Friedman, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Life Millennium: The 100 Most Important Events and People of the Past 1,000 Years

Life Millennium: The 100 Most Important Events and People of the Past 1,000 Years

by Robert Friedman
     
 

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From the discovery of the potato to the invention of plastic, from the first novel to man's first steps on the moon, this triumphant march through 1,000 years of history covers the people, places, and products that have shaped life in this millennium. 150 photos.

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From the discovery of the potato to the invention of plastic, from the first novel to man's first steps on the moon, this triumphant march through 1,000 years of history covers the people, places, and products that have shaped life in this millennium. 150 photos.

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Bulfinch Press
You are probably going to get sick of end-of-millennium lists before too long, but this collection of the 100 crucial events and 100 most significant people of the last 1,000 years from the editors of Life magazine is both thoughtful and thought-provoking. First it counts backward from number 100 -- the fixing of the European calendar in 1582 -- to number 1, the event that had the greatest impact on human society: Gutenberg's production of the Bible on a printing press in 1455. Then the order is reversed, and the 100 most influential people are enumerated, beginning with Edison (1) and ending with Linnaeus (100).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780821225578
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
09/25/1998
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
9.28(w) x 11.13(h) x 0.62(d)
Age Range:
13 Years

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