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Timetables of History

Timetables of History

by Bernard Grun (Translator)
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
3rd Edition, ©1991, ISBN: 9780671742713
Trade Paperback, 724 pages
Current Retail Price: $22.00

Vast and absorbing, spanning millennia of human history, this 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.

This new fourth edition has nearly 100 pages of new material, including:

  • 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 historical figures
  • Landmarks in the drama of daily life around the world

The Timetables of History is an English-language version, based on Werner Stein's Kulturfahrplan, which has sold millions of copies around the world since its first publication in 1946.

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