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The timetables of history : a horizontal linkage of people and events

Author: Bernard Grun; Werner Stein
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : New 3rd rev. edView all editions and formats
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The classic history reference, brought completely up to date, linking more than 30,000 events in an overview of 7,000 years of civilization. The Timetables of History is an indispensable resource that distills the essence of civilization, highlighting significant moments in history, politics, philosophy, religion, art, science and technology. 2 color throughout. Vast and absorbing, spanning millennia of human  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Reference works
Tables
Tableaux, graphiques, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Grun, Bernard, 1901-1972.
Timetables of history.
New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1991
(OCoLC)656314760
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Grun; Werner Stein
ISBN: 0671749196 9780671749194 067174271X 9780671742713
OCLC Number: 25548495
Notes: "A Touchstone book."
"Based on Werner Stein's Kulturfahrplan."
Includes index.
Description: 724 pages ; 29 cm
Contents: Science before there were scientists : 2,400,000-59 BC --
Greek and Hellinistic science : 600 BC-529 AD --
Science in many lands and medieval science : 530-1452 --
The Renaissance and the scientific revolution : 1453-1659 --
The Newtonian epoch : 1660-1734 --
The Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution : 1735-1819 --
Nineteenth-century science : 1820-1984 [sic] [1894] --
Twentieth-century science through World War II : 1895-1945 --
Science after World War II : 1946-1988.
Responsibility: Bernard Grun.

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Provides a chronology of seven thousand years of significant moments in history, religion, science, and the arts in an accessible format designed for quick reference.  Read more...
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Daniel J. Boorstinfrom his foreword"The Timetables of History" can give us a feel for the fluidity and many-sidedness of past experience...[and] help us see what we thought we already knew in a Read more...

 
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