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Life Millennium: The 100 Most Important Events and People of the Past 1,000 Years

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The flush toilet and the discovery of the potato. The Declaration of Independence and the invention of plastic. The first novel and man's first steps on the moon. These are some of the 100 most important events, discoveries and magnificent moments of the past 1,000 years, as selected - and ranked - by the editors of Life in this highly readable and lushly illustrated tour ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published July 16th 1999 by Bulfinch Press (first published September 1st 1998)
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Fishface
Feb 06, 2016 Fishface rated it liked it
I'm not sure I agree with the editors about which events are the most significant in history, but they certainly were the most newsworthy. Fine photos of all kinds.
Wayland Smith
Nov 29, 2014 Wayland Smith rated it it was ok
It's pretty much what you'd expect-- a big picture book of major events. It tries to cover so much there's no depth, but it's decent surface covering of various historical incidents.

It's not really a read so much as a skim through. Fluff writing but some very nice pictures.
Simon
Aug 07, 2011 Simon rated it it was ok
The same as the other books that relate to this subject in a nutshell really. The same stories and same information, just told by another person with their own point of view. I respect all sides of the same story, even if the story has been told a hundred thousand times. But aren't we all guilty of telling a story that someone else has told before? That's where the structure of social life immerses from. It flows through all of us so that we can all know and be who we are, human.

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Paul
Dec 24, 2007 Paul rated it it was amazing
We hear so much about recent history, but this gives a great perspective on what events led to the events of today...things we don't even think of...and, as always, great photography.
Jennifer Daniel
Jun 06, 2009 Jennifer Daniel rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
I haven't met a book in this series I didn't like. A super condensed history lesson of the last 1000 years. Plus I'm a sucker for an oversized book chock full of glossy photos.
Hilary
Oct 02, 2013 Hilary rated it it was amazing
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AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!! jusevert says it all.
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