Timetables of History, The


Series Number: 567
Genre: Reference
Condition: New
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Shelf: 11
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Subtitle: A Horizontal Linkage of People and Events
Author: Grun, Bernard
Binding: Softback
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Publisher: Touchstone
Copyright Year: 1991
Publication Year: 1991
ISBN#: 0-671-74271-X
LCCN#: 92100939
Pages: 736
Address: New York
Dewey Decimal: 902/.02
LoC Classification: D11 .G78 1991


Vast and absorbing, spanning millennia of human history, "The Timetables of History," achieves a goal in the study of the past that is unmatched by any other reference volume -- it gives us a sweeping overview of the making of the contemporary world. This remarkable book maps out at a glance what was happening "simultaneously," from the dawn of history to the present day. Never before has progress been presented with such clarity or with a view that fully captures the essence and the excitement of civilization.

Completely updated, featuring:

* Recent breakthroughs in science and technology

* New achievements in the visual arts and music

* Milestones in religion, philosophy, and learning

* The rise and fall of nations and the emergence of historic figures

* Landmarks in the drama of daily life