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Inhaltsangabe: This book takes a dramatically original approach to the history of humanity, using objects which previous civilisations have left behind them, often accidentally, as prisms through which we can explore past worlds and the lives of the men and women who lived in them. The book's range is enormous. It begins with one of the earliest surviving objects made by human hands, a chopping tool from the Olduvai gorge in Africa, and ends with an object from the 21st century which represents the world we live in today. Neil MacGregor's aim is not simply to describe these remarkable things, but to show us their significance - how a stone pillar tells us about a great Indian emperor preaching tolerance to his people, how Spanish pieces of eight tell us about the beginning of a global currency or how an early Victorian tea-set tells us about the impact of empire. Each chapter immerses the reader in a past civilization accompanied by an exceptionally well-informed guide. Seen through this lens, history is a kaleidoscope - shifting, interconnected, constantly surprising, and shaping our world today in ways that most of us have never imagined. An intellectual and visual feast, it is one of the most engrossing and unusual history books published in years.
Rezension: Amazon Best Books of the Month, November 2011: In A History of the World in 100 Objects, Neal MacGregor, director of the British Museum, takes readers on a tour of the world by way of its material goods. From everyday items such as pots, utensils, and money to valuables such as art and jewelry, MacGregor shows that the things humans have left behind are often as rich and informative as written texts. Whether it?s a strange and unique object like a throne made of rifles from Mozambique or a medieval German crystal, or a familiar one like a sculpture of the head of Augustus or Hokusai's painting The Great Wave, MacGregor skillfully weaves each one into the fabric of the society that it came from. In that sense, the book is much more than a museum catalog: it's a hundred keyhole views into a hundred different societies from around the world and throughout history.
Buchbeschreibung Allen Lane, 2011. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Acceptable. Pages discoloured from outside Acceptable items may shows sign of prior usage, pages stained or discoloured from the outside. Covers/corners and spine may be worn/bent, may contain stickers/stamps or previous owners name (May contain gift note). For detailed description please contact seller. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0001226832
Buchbeschreibung Allen Lane, 2011. Buchzustand: Good. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP79553800
Buchbeschreibung Penguin, 2011. This book takes a dramatically original approach to the history of humanity using objects which previous civilizations have left behind them often accidentally as prisms through which we can explore past worlds and the lives of the men and women who lived in them The books range is enormous It begins with one of the earliest surviving objects made by human hands a chopping tool from the Olduvai gorge in Africa and ends with an object from the 21st century which represents the world we live in today In this book we travel back in time and across the globe to see how we humans have shaped our world and been shaped by it over the past two million years The story is told exclusively through the things that humans have made all sorts of things carefully designed and then either admired and preserved or used broken and thrown away Ive chosen just a hundred objects from different points on our journey from a cooking pot to a golden galleon from a Stone Age tool to a credit card and each object comes from the collection of the British Museum 736 pp. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 99030
Buchbeschreibung Allen Lane, London, 2011. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Lightly soiled blue boards. Stamped silver print along spine. Edges and corners are clean. The top corner of the rear pastedown is flipped up. Interior is all bright and clean. Dust-jacket is lightly soiled, but otherwise in excellent condition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 003387
Buchbeschreibung Allen Lane. Reprint., London, 2011. Hardcover/Hardback. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. 2nd Edition. 8vo. An impossible project attempted and, for many, achieved; inscribed by the author to Betty Churcher, 'with admiration, affection and gratitude'; from one member of the Blockbuster family to another.Fine in dustwrapper. inscribed by author. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 44365
Buchbeschreibung Allen Lane, 2011. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1846145112
Buchbeschreibung Allen Lane, 2011. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P021846145112
Buchbeschreibung Allen Lane, 2011. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. We ship International with Tracking Number! May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! j. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1846145112D
Buchbeschreibung Allen Lane, 2011. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Brand New. In Stock. Buchnummer des Verkäufers zk1846145112
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. History of the World in 100 Objects. Buchnummer des Verkäufers Grb1916000