Find all the books, read about the author, and more. I plan to visit it again, like a small child, and seek out the brilliant treasures Mr. MacGregor describes. Learn more about the program. I would really like everybody to learn from the mastery of Neil Macgregor the details. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. 100 pictures, each with a brief discussion of its history and meaning, Reviewed in the United States on July 29, 2020. You may have already requested this item. Some features of WorldCat will not be available. If you read an object a day you just might get through it. The E-mail Address(es) field is required. Penguin Books; Illustrated edition (September 24, 2013). I read quite a few comments on the photographs not being good enough to do this book credit. 1. A history of the world in 100 objects. It reminds you of who you are and where you came from and what you’re going to lose when the planet blows up some time soon. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Again, some reviews seemed to speak of the poor quality of the illustrations in the printed version. So I was slightly put off by the idea of a collection of essays surrounding various objects. Any additional courier charges will be applied at checkout as they vary depending on delivery address. 5/5 Neil MacGregor discusses Durer's Rhinoceros. Something went wrong. May the next edition will be of 101 objects. Neil MacGregor nears the end of his world history - with a Russian revolutionary plate. This box set also includes an illustrated booklet with additional background information and photographs, and each CD includes PDF images of the featured objects.20 CDs. A Little History of the World: Illustrated Edition (Little Histories), A Little History of the World (Little Histories), A History of Intellectual Property in 50 Objects. + 1 booklet (24 pages), pt. Oxfam is a registered charity in England and Wales (no 202918) and Scotland (SC039042). The Threshold of the Modern World (1375-1550 AD). There's a problem loading this menu right now. For the 2020 holiday season, returnable items shipped between October 1 and December 31 can be returned until January 31, 2021. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. All during that time people had their own ideas about life, art, the use of objects, crafts and trades. 4/5 Neil MacGregor with a credit card - one that is compliant with Sharia law.
The book is compiled from transcripts of a 100-episode series on BBC Radio. [Neil MacGregor] -- Neil MacGregor's radio series 'A History of the World in 100 Objects' has been a unique event that has set a benchmark for public service broadcasting in the UK and across the world. Neil MacGregor with the chronometer that accompanied Darwin to South America. Old world, new powers: 1100-300 BC. Seen in this way, history is a kaleidoscope: shifting, interlinked, constantly surprising and shaping our world in ways that most of us have never imagined. Where were the first cities, and what made them succeed? The beginnings of science and literature: 2000-700 BC. Mr. MacGregor has a rigorous and poetic grasp of these various and symbolic representations of the past. A definite advantage that the book has over the radio episodes is that it shows each of the 100 objects in full colour. : digital ; 8.5 x 5.5 cm. I, on the other hand, love the matte finishes on all the photographs which are nicely crisp and detailed. Learn more ››. Makes a great gift. Each essay, though centered on the particular object, broadens out and often its scope covers all history, making points and drawing comparisons and contrasts with various aspects of all civilisation. Please enter the message. Neil MacGregor with a miniature painting from Mughal India. -- Neil MacGregor's radio series 'A History of the World in 100 Objects' has been a unique event that has set a benchmark for public service broadcasting in the UK and across the world… Everyone knows about the sculptures from the Parthenon. King Den\'s sandal label ; Standard of Ur ; Indus seal ; Jade axe ; Early writing tablet -- pt. 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. Some features of WorldCat will not be available. 0 with reviews - Be the first. Neil MacGregor explores religion and politics in South East Asia - through a shadow puppet. 20 audio discs (20 hr.) Neil MacGregor with an African drum taken to America during the slave trade. There was a problem loading your book clubs. PLAYAWAY. 2/5 Neil MacGregor with a miniature painting from Mughal India. . Oxfam is a registered charity in England and Wales (no 202918) and Scotland (SC039042). Please enter the message. Copyright © 2001-2020 OCLC. Neil MacGregor with a buckskin map from North America. This is an excellent read. I doubt it would show well on that last device. “Spotlighting artworks, artifacts and documents from the British Museum’s vast collections, Neil MacGregor—the museum’s director—brilliantly elucidates and connects items ranging from Zhou Dynasty bronze vessels to Victorian tea sets, from the Rosetta Stone to etchings by David Hockney, from pieces of eight to the modern credit card. Neil MacGregor with a souvenir of the 100th anniversary of the Protestant reformation. deserves to take its place alongside television classics such as Kenneth Clark's Civilisation and Jacob Bronowski's The Ascent of Man. The E-mail Address(es) you entered is(are) not in a valid format. It is illustrated beautifully with full color photographs. You can dip into this book even without a coffee table. In 2010, the BBC and the British Museum embarked on an ambitious project: to tell the story of two million years of human history using one hundred objects selected from the Museum's vast and renowned collection. The name field is required. Hensher * The Independent * a broadcasting phenomenon -- Maev Kennedy * The Guardian *, # A history of the world in 100 objects\n, # History of the world in 100 objects (Radio program)\n. Charles River Editors chronicles the end of European imperialism in Africa. 1/5 Neil MacGregor nears the end of his world history - with a Russian revolutionary plate. . The E-mail Address(es) field is required. Neil MacGregor with some of the best examples of African art, the great plaques of Benin. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Using inquiry-based instruction, create deep learning about the period 750 CE to the present day using primary sources in standards-based lessons. A testament to how well this book is written and constructed is that I read it incredibly quickly. The world in the age of Confucius: 500-300 BC. 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. Yet, being a lover of books I had to have a sneaky in and ended up reading, and thoroughly enjoying, the entire book. In each section, the Director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor, focuses on a single object - from a Stone Age tool to a solar-powered lamp - and explains its significance in human history.\"@. Director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor, narrates 100 programmes that retell humanity's history through the objects we have made. The E-mail message field is required. 5/5 Neil MacGregor with an object from the 18th century Chinese Enlightenment - a jade ring. . Neil MacGregor with a wooden drum from Sudan that Kitchener presented to Queen Victoria. 2/5 Neil MacGregor tells the story of the global trade in tea - with a Victorian tea set. [London] : Random House Audio ; Bath, England : AudioGo, 2012, ©2011. 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