TIME Great Places of History: Civilization's 100 Most Important Sites: An Illustrated Journey

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Join TIME for a grand tour of civilization's most important landmarks. Here is a "bucket list" for the intellectually curious, a lavishly illustrated survey of the places where history was forged-where influential battles were fought, where empires rose and fell, where religions were founded and artistic renaissances flourished. This book is for readers fascinated by history and art, culture and society, politics and religion. We'll tour Moscow's Kremlin and Beijing's Forbidden City. We'll trace the caravans ...

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Overview

Join TIME for a grand tour of civilization's most important landmarks. Here is a "bucket list" for the intellectually curious, a lavishly illustrated survey of the places where history was forged-where influential battles were fought, where empires rose and fell, where religions were founded and artistic renaissances flourished. This book is for readers fascinated by history and art, culture and society, politics and religion. We'll tour Moscow's Kremlin and Beijing's Forbidden City. We'll trace the caravans along the Silk Road, gaze at the stars with Babylonian magi, dispute ethics at the Acropolis. Here are the 100 "must see" places for any well-traveled earthling. How many have you seen?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781603201964
  • Publisher: Time Home Entertainment, Inc
  • Publication date: 10/11/2011
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 523,290
  • Product dimensions: 10.90 (w) x 12.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Kelly Knauer is a writer and editor for TIME Books in New York City, the book-publishing division of TIME Magazine. He has written and edited more than 30 TIME books on such subjects as Hurricane Katrina, the Middle East, great photojournalism, natural history, global warming, architecture, American history, and the life of Abraham Lincoln. He worked with TIME's longtime White House Correspondent, Hugh Sidey, on the book Hugh Sidey's Portraits of the Presidents. Among those who have written introductions for Mr. Knauer's books are former Presidents George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter and actor Tom Hanks.

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