The History of the Book in 100 Books

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The History of the Book in 100 Books

The History of the Book in 100 Books

The Complete Story, from Egypt to E-Book

  • Author: Roderick Cave,Sara Ayad
  • Publisher: Firefly Books
  • ISBN: 9781770859562
  • Category: History
  • Page: 288
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Each of the 100 books chosen has played a critical role in the development of books in all their forms and with all that they bring: literacy, numeracy, technological progress and the expansion of scientific knowledge, religion, political theory, entertainment, and more.

A History of Children's Books in 100 Books

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A History of Children's Books in 100 Books

A History of Children's Books in 100 Books

  • Author: Roderick Cave,Sara Ayad
  • Publisher: Firefly Books
  • ISBN: 9781770859579
  • Category: History
  • Page: 272
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While the modern children's book, intended specifically for the enjoyment of children, did not emerge until 18th-century Europe, its roots span centuries and continents: children's literature began with fables, myths and folk tales from the oral tradition. A History of the Children's Book in 100 Books takes a global perspective and traces the development of the genre from ancient stories such as Aesop's Fables and the Indian Panchatantra, through the Puritan primers of the 17th century, to the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm, to the highly collectable Ladybird books of the 20th century, and up to modern classics and bestsellers such as the Harry Potter series. Illustrations have often been key components of children's stories, visualizing fantastic scenes and making them instantly recognizable. Original artwork from iconic illustrators such as Arthur Rackham, Walter Crane and John Tenniel is beautifully reproduced throughout.

A History of the World in 100 Objects

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A History of the World in 100 Objects

A History of the World in 100 Objects

  • Author: Neil MacGregor
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101545305
  • Category: History
  • Page: 736
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"An enthralling and profoundly humane book that every civilized person should read." --The Wall Street Journal The blockbuster New York Times bestseller and the companion volume to the wildly popular radio series When did people first start to wear jewelry or play music? When were cows domesticated, and why do we feed their milk to our children? Where were the first cities, and what made them succeed? Who developed math--or invented money? The history of humanity is one of invention and innovation, as we have continually created new things to use, to admire, or leave our mark on the world. In this groundbreaking book, Neil MacGregor turns to objects that previous civilizations have left behind to paint a portrait of mankind's evolution, focusing on unexpected turning points. Beginning with a chopping tool from the Olduvai Gorge in Africa and ending with a recent innovation that is transforming the way we power our world, he urges us to see history as a kaleidoscope--shifting, interconnected, constantly surprising. A landmark bestseller, A History of the World in 100 Objects is one f the most unusual and engrossing history books to be published in years. “None could have imagined quite how the radio series would permeate the national consciousness. Well over 12.5 million podcasts have been downloaded since the first programme and more than 550 museums around Britain have launched similar series featuring local history. . . . MacGregor’s voice comes through as distinctively as it did on radio and his arguments about the interconnectedness of disparate societies through the ages are all the stronger for the detail afforded by extra space. A book to savour and start over.” —The Economist

Science: A History in 100 Experiments

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Science: A History in 100 Experiments

Science: A History in 100 Experiments

  • Author: John Gribbin,Mary Gribbin
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 000814561X
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 288
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A history of science distilled into 100 notable experiments – epic moments that have fuelled our understanding of Earth and the Universe beyond.

A History of Cycling in 100 Objects

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A History of Cycling in 100 Objects

A History of Cycling in 100 Objects

  • Author: Suze Clemitson
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1472918908
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 224
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A fascinating and quirky look at the history of cycling as seen through 100 objects that changed the bicycle as we know it. From the laufmachine to the Brompton, learn about the evolution of the bicycle from two wheeled toy of the aristocracy through to the boom years of the cycling revolution today. Find out why newspapers are so integral to the story of cycling, why the yellow jersey is yellow and why steak was so important to keep a ride comfortable back in the day. Taking one hundred objects that have been pivotal in the development of cycling and the bikes themselves, this book provides a fascinating insight into the history of cycling. From the earliest prototype bikes through to the speed machines we know today, it also covers key technological developments and the more esoteric - from the Arc de Triomphe and liquorice allsorts via ballbearings and Shimano gears. Beautifully documented with lively and insightful text, this is the perfect gift for the cyclist in your life, giving an alternative insight into the two wheeled revolution.

A History of Architecture in 100 Buildings

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A History of Architecture in 100 Buildings

A History of Architecture in 100 Buildings

  • Author: Dan Cruickshank
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 0007575599
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 352
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Featuring over 200 photographs, this stunning book by renowned television historian Dan Cruickshank tells the history of architecture through the stories of 100 iconic buildings

A History of Food in 100 Recipes

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A History of Food in 100 Recipes

A History of Food in 100 Recipes

  • Author: William Sitwell
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 0007412010
  • Category: History
  • Page: 352
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The ingredients, cooks, techniques and tools that have shaped our love of food.

The Dictionary of the Book

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The Dictionary of the Book

The Dictionary of the Book

A Glossary for Book Collectors, Booksellers, Librarians, and Others

  • Author: Sidney E. Berger
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1442263407
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 334
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Finally, here is the definitive glossary of the book, offering readers all the terms they will need for thorough understanding of how books are made, the materials they are made of, and how they are described in the bookselling, book collecting, and library worlds. Every key term --- over 1,300 different words --- that could be used in booksellers’ catalogs, library records, and collectors’ descriptions of their holdings is represented in this dictionary. This authoritative source covers all areas of book knowledge: the book as physical object, typeface terminology, paper, printing, book collecting, book design, bibliography, calligraphy, t he language of manuscripts, writing implements, librarianship, legal issues, the parts of a book, and much more. The definitions are supplemented by more than 100 illustrations showing the book as a physical object: parts of books, kinds of illustrations, kinds of printing techniques, tools that librarians, booksellers, and collectors refer to that are used in the making of books, kinds of binding structures and decoration, kinds of paper decoration, and other things.

A History of Ireland in 100 Objects

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A History of Ireland in 100 Objects

A History of Ireland in 100 Objects

  • Author: Fintan O'Toole
  • Publisher: Prism
  • ISBN: 9781908996152
  • Category: History
  • Page: 238
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Objects don't just have stories, they tell stories. There is a certain paradox that surrounds them. They seem precise and fixed, literally tangible, yet they can put us in touch with the past in a direct and immediate way. What they said to their contemporaries may be different from what they say to us. Whether it's a silver tea urn from Georgian Dublin or an illuminated page from the Book of Kells, historical objects help us gain a more complex understanding of our past. When so much about the past - especially the Irish past - is contested, physical things can provide secure anchors in history. They ought to make things simpler, and yet, when an object is actually examined, this apparent simplicity quickly falls away. Such interesting objects tend to provoke more questions than they can answer. Over the past two years, Fintan O'Toole, the literary editor of the Irish Times, has selected 100 objects - the majority of which can be found in the National Museum of Ireland - to narrate a history of Ireland. These objects have been chosen simply for their ability to illuminate moments of change, development, or crisis. Articles on these historical objects appeared weekly in the Irish Times and are now being collected in book form by the Royal Irish Academy. The book will act as a reminder that people have inhabited Ireland for quite some time and have survived innumerable ordeals and challenges. *** "The objects....span the centuries from 5000 B.C. to 2005....a wooden fish trap from the Mesolithic era, found preserved in a bog in Co. Meath....St. Patrick's Confessio (460-90), the oldest surviving example of prose writing in Ireland....an emigrant's suitcase from the 1950s tells the story of Ireland's diasporic expansion. The final object was selected by readers from a shortlist of ten. A decomissioned AK47 assault rifle, it speaks to Ireland's recent history of strife and commitment to peace; its links with the larger world, and its own unique story." - Sheila Langan, Irish America Magazine, June-July 2013. *** "Thoughtfully written and thoroughly accessible to readers of all backgrounds, A History of Ireland in 100 Objects is both a fascinating browse and a repository of historical highlights made tangible, highly recommended." - The Midwest Book Review, Wisconsin Bookwatch, The World History Shelf, May 2013~

A History of Television in 100 Programmes

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A History of Television in 100 Programmes

A History of Television in 100 Programmes

  • Author: Phil Norman
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 0007591403
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 448
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An entertaining and illuminating celebration of televisual history by cultural historian Phil Norman