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1000 Events That Shaped the World

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A fascinating sweep of global developments, this fact-filled book delivers what National Geographic has introduced into households for more than a century: The world and all that is in it. A thousand concise nuggets of text, each focused on one event and numbered chronologically, walk readers through time —from the first evidence of life 3.8 billion years ago to a just-dis ...more
Hardcover, 416 pages
Published October 21st 2008 by National Geographic (first published November 2007)
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Marianne
Given that this book was coming from the National Geographic Society, I was looking forward to high quality photos and "just the facts, ma'am" commentary. And, I suppose, if you're a "secular humanist", that's exactly what you'll think you're getting starting with a LOT of speculation about the development of prehistoric human culture. If you're a Christian like me, though, what you'll get is a slanted view of human history that shamelessly downplays the significance of Judeo-Christian events wh ...more
Patty
This book is a fascinating read. It's like a refresher course on World history. I also can't believe how much of history class I obviously slept through in school. I highly recommend this book. Excellent read.
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