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Books That Changed History: From the Art of War to Anne Frank's Diary by DK

Featuring a foreword by James Naughtie.

Turn the pages of the most famous books of all time and marvel at the stories behind them. Over 75 of the world's most celebrated, rare, and seminal books are examined and explained in this stunning treasury.

Books That Changed History is a unique encyclopedia spanning the history of the written word, from 3000 BCE to the modern day. Chronological chapters show the evolution of human knowledge and the changing ways in which books are made. Discover incredible coverage of history's most influential books including the Mahabharata, Shakespeare's First Folio, The Diary of Anne Frank, and Penguin's first ever paperbacks.

From Darwin's groundbreaking On the Origin of Species to Louis Braille's conception of the Braille system that we still use today, these are world famous books that have had the biggest impact on history.

Every book is presented with breathtaking photography and fascinating biographies of those who created them. Books That Changed History gathers dictionaries, diaries, plays, poems, treaties, and religious texts into one stunning celebration of the undisputed power of books.

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About DK


James Naughtie is an award-winning radio presenter and broadcaster, who began his career as a journalist before moving to radio presenting in 1986. For over 20 years he co-presented on BBC Radio 4's Today programme, and he has chaired Radio 4's monthly bookclub since it began in 1997. James Naughtie has chaired both the Man Booker and Samuel Johnson judging panels and written a number of books including The Rivals: The Intimate Story Of A Political Marriage; The Accidental American: Tony Blair And The Presidency; The Making Of Music; The New Elizabethans and The Madness of July.

Table of Contents


  • 1: Foreword
  • 2: Introduction
  • 3: 3000BCE - 999CE
    • 1: Ancient Egyptian Books of the Dead
    • 2: I Ching
    • 3: The Art of War
    • 4: Mahabharata
    • 5: Dead Sea Scroll
    • 6: Vienna Dioscoride
    • 7: Book of Kells
    • 8: The Blue Qur'an
    • 9: Diamond Sutra
    • 10: The Exeter Book
    • 11: Directory
  • 4: 1000-1449
    • 1: The Tale of Genji
    • 2: The Canon of Medicine
    • 3: The Domesday
    • 4: The Gospels of Henry the Lion
    • 5: Les Tres Riches
    • 6: Heures du Duc de Berry
    • 7: Directory
  • 5: 1450 - 1649
    • 1: Gutenberg Bible
    • 2: Elementa Geometriae
    • 3: Nuremberg Chronicle
    • 4: Divine Comedy
    • 5: Hypnerotomachia Poliphili
    • 6: Harmonice Musices Odhecaton
    • 7: The Codex Leicester
    • 8: Vier Bucher vonmenschlicher Proportion
    • 9: Il Principe
    • 10: Epitome
    • 11: Cosmographia
    • 12: Les Propheties
    • 13: Aubin Codex
    • 14: The Discoverie of Witchcraft
    • 15: Don Quixote
    • 16: King James Bible
    • 17: Hortus Eystettensis
    • 18: Tutte l'opere d'architettura
    • 19: Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies
    • 20: Dialogo sopra i due massimi sistemi del mondo
    • 21: Bay Psalm Book
    • 22: Directory
  • 6: 1650-1899
    • 1: Micrographia
    • 2: Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica
    • 3: Systema Naturae
    • 4: L'Encyclopedie... des Sciences, des Arts et des Metiers
    • 5: A Dictionary of the English Language
    • 6: Bucolica, Georgica, et Aeneis
    • 7: Tristram Shandy
    • 8: Fables in Verse
    • 9: The Wealth of Nations
    • 10: Rights of Man
    • 11: Songs of Innocence and of Experience
    • 12: Birds of America
    • 13: Procedure for Writing Words, Music, and Plainsong in Dots
    • 14: Baedeker guidebooks
    • 15: The Pickwick Papers
    • 16: The Holy Land
    • 17: Photographs of British Algae:
    • 18: Cyanotype Impressions
    • 19: Uncle Tom's Cabin
    • 20: Leaves of Grass
    • 21: On the Origin of Species
    • 22: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
    • 23: Das Kapital
    • 24: The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer Now Newly Imprinted
    • 25: Un Coup de Des Jamais N'Abolira Le Hasard
    • 26: Directory
  • 7: 1900 Onwards
    • 1: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
    • 2: The Tale of Peter Rabbit
    • 3: The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm
    • 4: General Theory of Relativity
    • 5: Pro Dva Kvadrata
    • 6: Penguin's First 10 Paperback Books
    • 7: The Diary of a Young Girl
    • 8: Le Petit Prince
    • 9: Le Deuxieme Sexe
    • 10: The Feminine Mystique
    • 11: Silent Spring
    • 12: Quotations from Chairman
    • 13: Mao Tse-tung
    • 14: Directory
  • 8: Index
  • 9: Acknowledgements

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GOR008821180
Books That Changed History: From the Art of War to Anne Frank's Diary by DK
DK
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Dorling Kindersley Ltd
2017-09-07
256
0241289335
9780241289334
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