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100 People Who Made History

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Meet the people who helped shape the world we know today. 100 People Who Made History is no ordinary history book. Inventors and explorers rub shoulders with political leaders, sports stars, and entertainers. From Marco Polo to Marie Curie via Pele, this top 100 comes from all over the world, taking in all types of people. Packed with engaging graphics and plenty of unusual facts, each profile describes the major influences and tells true stories about the movers and shakers from our history. Take a seat and meet the people that have changed our world and discover how they did it.

History Makers

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One hundred two-page bios of interesting persons with online links and book references to encourage student research. Many women and minority persons are included.

100 Women Who Made History

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If you thought that it was a man's world, think again! 100 Women Who Made History is the exciting story of the women who changed the world. Get ready to meet some of history's wonder women. From super scientists like Marie Curie and Rosalind Franklin to clued-up creatives like Emily Dickinson and J.K Rowling. Celebrate centuries of brave and brilliant women with this visual educational book. Meet the most talented and famous women in history. Figures who changed politics, science, business, and the arts, to those who were exciting entrepreneurs and clever creatives. Discover the landmark moments in the lives of amazing historical women. Learn about leading ladies like Joan of Arc and Eleanor Roosevelt, and modern game-changers such as Maya Angelou, Angela Merkel, Serena Williams, and Malala Yousafzai. A rich history book for kids that explores the lives of each woman in detail with beautiful photography and quirky "bobblehead" illustrations that present history on an engaging and fun way. Meet The Wonder Women Who Helped Shape The World Take a tour of the past and uncover the stories of the women and girls who have shaped the modern world. Find out what made Catherine so Great, why millions have read Anne Frank's diary, and how Harriet Tubman led hundreds to freedom. Kids can easily put each woman's story into context with "what came before..." and "what came after..." panels showing the things that influenced and were influenced by each woman. Special features highlight contemporaneous women and women in similar fields to paint a more complete picture for young readers. 100 Women Who Made History is a wonderfully inspirational history book for girls and boys ages 9 and up. This history book is a great learning tool for all children that broaches themes like human rights and gender equality from an age-appropriate angle. Learn about the different remarkable women in the past: -Clued-up creatives -Super scientists -Learning ladies -Intrepid entrepreneurs -Amazing achievers 100 Women Who Made History is part of the 100 Who Made History book series. Explore the most important people in history and how they contributed to significant attributes of the past that have helped to shape the past into our present.

100 People Who Changed 20th Century America 2 volumes

Author : Mary Cross
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To what extent does a person's own success result in social transformation? This book offers 100 answers, providing thought-provoking examples of how American culture was shaped within a crucial time period by individuals whose lives and ideas were major agents of change.

100 Events That Made History

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From the Silk Road to the Space Race and beyond, this illustrated book for kids captures key turning points in human history. Every page of this book brings history alive, exploring major moments of the past in an unforgettable way. You will find out how the Indus Valley civilization came up with the world's first sewage system, the ideals behind the ancient Olympics Games, and what led to the Cuban Missile Crisis. Pioneering activists are also featured, such as Dr Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, and Rosa Parks - incredible people who bravely fought for equality in the society. Adorned with iconic images and beautiful illustrations, the book details the deadliest wars, including Roman conquests and World War II. It also follows the story of human exploration and some of the greatest scientific discoveries, such as Newton's laws of motion. Also included are some of the terrible events of human history, such as the sinking of the Titanic, the partition of India, South African Apartheid, and 9/11. Packed with all the key social, political, economical, and technological events that have shaped our modern world, 100 Events That Made History is the book for young history buffs everywhere.

Speeches that Made History

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Speeches that Made History is a collection of speeches, addresses, declarations and announcements that have shaped history. Some have changed the way people think, others have changed the course of events across the globe - sometimes for the better, at other times with devastating results. From Descartes' 'Discourse on Method' to Gandhi's speech about the 'seven social sins', and Barack Obama's Inaugural Address to Karl Marx's preamble to 'The Communist Manifesto', here are the words that have inspired people, forged ideologies and shaped nations. Chapters: Ancient History Love Religion Science Patriotism Philosophy Humanity & Liberty Sport Politics War Miscellaneous

100 Inventions That Made History

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Discover the inventions that helped shape the world we know today 100 Inventions That Made History is no ordinary history book. Take a look at the trailblazing inventions that have advanced technology and transformed the way we live, as well as the gadgets and gizmos we couldn't live without! From cars and planes to the printing press and television, from the light bulb to antibiotics, computer games to jeans, this top 100 comes from all over the world, taking in all types of inventions. Each profile explores key inventions in depth, while gallery spreads bring together the major inventions in a particular area. Plus, the inventions are put into historical context with "It couldn't have been done without..." and "It paved the way for..." panels. Take a seat and view the brilliant breakthroughs that have changed our world with engaging graphics and unusual facts in 100 Inventions That Made History.

100 Scientists Who Made History

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Full of the true-life stories of scientists and innovators who have shaped our society and how we see the world around us, this book puts major scientific discoveries into context. Readers learn who inspired whom, and which discoveries laid the groundwork for more amazing innovation.

Just Doing It A History of Advertising

Author : Pia Elliott
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The purpose of the book is to provide an overall view of advertising in the twentieth century while filling in the gap of information that exists in Italy ? where just a few names are known. The book also provides a leading thread about those professionals who, in the second half of the 20th century, were the protagonists of the creative revolution and whose influence has been seminal on both American and English advertising. The book has no historical intentions nor aims at classifying people into schools or categories (as such an approach would be pretentious and inadequate in a profession so deeply entangled with economics and consumer attitudes). The content in brief: The book is made up of short biographies of famous and well known advertising people ? mainly art directors and copywriters ? interspersed with a few explanatory chapters that are simply summaries on certain subjects. For instance The Big Agencies outlines the origins of historical agencies, such as J.W. Thompson, BBDO, and Young & Rubicam. The State of Things explains what happened after the (so called) Creative Revolution. The Spot-Makers presents people like Howard Zieff, Joe Pytka, Rick Levine, and Bob Giraldi. Old School Ties and Colonels is about British advertising before Collett Dickinson and Pearce. La Grande Parade depicts the peculiarities of French advertising and Carosello and its Victims explains the unusual features of the Italian Carosello (an early TV format that hosted commercials), etc. Biographies are structured differently along the lines of individual stories and, generally, tend to highlight the meaningful events in one s career rather than their early life and experiences. This way of telling a story is, of course, somewhat influenced by the author s experiences and point of view and represents the original aspect of the book. Among the influentials , Americans and Britons outnumber French and Italians. A final section with Contributions by various authors and famous copywriters: Gossage, Della Femina, Abbott, Séguéla, Marcantonio, Pirella, etc. completes the book.

100 Americans Making Constitutional History

Author : Melvin I. Urofsky
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100 Americans Making Constitutional History: A Biographical History presents 100 profiles of the key people behind some of the most important U.S. Supreme Court cases. Edited by Melvin I. Urofsky, a respected constitutional historian, each 2,000-word profile delves into the social and political context behind landmark Court decisions. For example, while a case like Brown v. Board of Education is about an important idea the equal protection of the law at its heart it is the story of a little girl, Linda Brown, who wanted to go to a decent school near her home. The outcome is accessible and objective stories about the individuals heroes and scoundrels who fought their way to constitutional history. 100 Americans Making Constitutional History helps students understand the human side of the Supreme Court's decisions from the early republic to the present. Each biographical profile, written by a constitutional scholar or legal analyst, includes a discussion about the Court decision and how the specific legal issues evolved into great constitutional questions and drama. It puts a face and history to major cases by reminding the reader that there are people behind them, seeking vindication of their individual liberties and civil rights. Each profile includes a brief bibliography for further research. Excellent for undergraduate students studying American government, American history, Constitutional Law and journalism. Sample List of Litigants Larry Flynt- Hustler Magazine, Inc. v. Falwell (1988) Elmer Gertz- Gertz v. Robert Welch, Inc. (1974) Demetrio Rodriguez- Rodriguez v. San Antonio Independent School District (1973) Curt Flood- Flood v. Kuhn (1972) Estelle Griswold- Griswold v. Connecticut (1965) Linda Brown- Brown v. Board of Education (1954) Gordon Hirabayashi- Hirabayashi v. United states (1943) Eugene Debs- Debs v. United states (1919) William Marbury- Marbury v. Madison (1803)

People Who Made History in Ancient Egypt

Author : Jane Shuter
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By telling the stories of nine individual characters, each book in this series acts as a biography and a history to bring a bygone civilization to life. This volume focuses on the ancient Egyptians and spans history from 2667BC up to 30BC, when Egypt became part of the Roman Empire.

A History of the World in 100 Objects

Author : Neil MacGregor
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This book takes a dramatically original approach to the history of humanity, using objects which previous civilisations have left behind them, often accidentally, as prisms through which we can explore past worlds and the lives of the men and women who lived in them. The book's range is enormous. It begins with one of the earliest surviving objects made by human hands, a chopping tool from the Olduvai gorge in Africa, and ends with an object from the 21st century which represents the world we live in today. Neil MacGregor's aim is not simply to describe these remarkable things, but to show us their significance - how a stone pillar tells us about a great Indian emperor preaching tolerance to his people, how Spanish pieces of eight tell us about the beginning of a global currency or how an early Victorian tea-set tells us about the impact of empire. Each chapter immerses the reader in a past civilisation accompanied by an exceptionally well-informed guide. Seen through this lens, history is a kaleidoscope - shifting, interconnected, constantly surprising, and shaping our world today in ways that most of us have never imagined. An intellectual and visual feast, it is one of the most engrossing and unusual history books published in years.

100 World Leaders Who Shaped World History

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A collection of short biographies of one hundred men and women who have made significant impacts upon the world around us.

How Food Made History

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Covering 5,000 years of global history, How Food Made History traces the changing patterns of food production and consumption that have molded economic and social life and contributed fundamentally to the development of government and complex societies. Charts the changing technologies that have increased crop yields, enabled the industrial processing and preservation of food, and made transportation possible over great distances Considers social attitudes towards food, religious prohibitions, health and nutrition, and the politics of distribution Offers a fresh understanding of world history through the discussion of food

100 Mistakes that Changed History

Author : Bill Fawcett
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Collected in one volume, here are backfires and blunders that collapsed empires, crashed economies, and altered the course of the world. From the Maginot Line to the Cuban Missile Crisis, history is filled with bad moves and not-so-bright ideas that snowballed into disasters and unintended consequences. This engrossing book looks at one hundred such tipping points. Japan bombs Pearl Harbor. The Caliphs of Baghdad spend themselves into bankruptcy. The Aztecs greet the Conquistadors with open arms. Mexico invites the Americans to Texas-and the Americans never leave. And the rest is history...

Our People Our Resources

Author : Thomas George Barton
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This handbook illustrates concepts, methods and tools for "primary environmental care", an approach that seeks to empower communities to meet basic needs while protecting the environment. In particular, it focuses on how population size, structure, growth (or decline) and movements relate to the quality of the environment and the quality of life. Emphasis is placed on a community-led process of participatory action research in which local knowledge and skills are fully utilized. A main purpose is to promote the effective, integrated management of environment and population dynamics for the benefit of local people. As a collection of tools for action, it is designed for professionals in conservation and natural resource management, development, population and public health who wish to promote and assist participatory action research in rural communities.

Did Jesus Live 100 B C

Author : G. R. S. Mead
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Many years of study of Christian origins have convinced some of us that it is impossible to be absolutely certain historically of any objective fact relating to the life of Jesus as handed on by tradition.-from the ForewordHow much of the New Testament gospel story is true?This is the stunning question posed-and answered-in this provocative volume, first published in 1903 and just as startling today as it must have been a century ago. Mead, considered one of the greatest thinkers on the origins of Christianity and a renowned expert on Gnostic and Hermetic literature, considers the story of Jesus from a theosophical outlook, one that embraces the unifying, enlightening philosophies that underlie all religions. His explorations of the unclear boundaries between history and myth-and how they affect the modern Judeo-Christian traditions, practices, and beliefs-is a thoroughly humanistic one of immense value today, as we struggle to balance faith with secularism in our society.Also available from Cosimo Classics: Mead's The Hymn of Jesus and The Doctrine of the Subtle Body in Western Tradition.British scholar and philosopher GEORGE ROBERT STOW MEAD (1863-1933) was educated at Cambridge University. He served as editor of The Theosophical Society's Theosophical Review, and later formed The Quest Society and edited its journal, The Quest Review. He is also the author of Notes on Nirvana (1893) and an 1896 translation of The Upanishads.

The 100 Greatest Days in New York Sports

Author : Stuart Miller
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A sports journalist pays tribute to great moments in New York sports history in an illustrated survey that ranks the top one hundred events that transformed American sports, from an 1823 horse race that pitted the North against the South, to Lou Gehrig's farewell speech, to the Ali-Frazier fight at the Garden, covering all of the city's storied franchises and more.

Annals of the Minnesota Historical Society

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Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Madame Marie Sklodowska Curie s Nobel Prize in Chemistry

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This book is a companion to the IYC-2011 celebration. The eleven chapters are organized into three sections: Section 1: Marie Curie’s Impact on Science and Society, Section 2: Women Chemists in the Past Two Centuries, and Section 3: Policy Implications. The authors invited to contribute to this book were asked to orient their chapter around a particular aspect of Marie Curie’s life such as the ethical aspects of her research, women’s role in research or her influence on the image of chemists. Our hope is that this book will positively influence young women’s minds and decisions they make in learning of chemistry/science like Marie Curie’s biography. But we do hope this book opens an avenue for young women to explore the possibility of being a scientist, or at least to appreciate chemistry as a human enterprise that has its merit in contributing to sustainability in our world. Also we hope that both men and women will realize that women are fully competent and capable of conducting creative and fascinating scientific research.