The timetables of history: a horizontal linkage of people and events, based on Werner Stein's Kulturfahrplan
Unique, classic, global, indispensable, and entertaining . . . there is no en d to the attractions of this remarkable volume. It brings alive the vast, rich history of human civilization for a very diversified readership through the ages from 400 BC to 1978 AD.
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4 in E Karl Auer von Welsbach invents the Cape railroad reaches Kimberley
painter, d. (b. 1808) Van Gogh: "The Potato minor, Op. 98 Cesar Franck: "
Symphonic incandescent gas mantle Niels Bohr, Dan. physicist, b. (d. 1962)
Pasteur devises ...
J. B. Dunlop invents pneumatic women in London Toulouse-Lautrec : 5, St.
Petersburg tire Cecil Rhodes amalgamates "Place Clichy" Rimsky-Korsakov :
Heinrich Hertz and Oliver Lodge Kimberley diamond "Sheherazade," Op. 35, ...
1820) Jack Dempsey, U.S. boxing Robert Newman arranges the first Promenade
Concerts at Queen's Hall, London; conductor: Henry J. Wood invent a motion-
picture champion, b. Peter Latham (Great Britain) camera Konstantin Isiolkovski ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - auntieknickers - LibraryThing
The early years of human history seem to have less information than might be available, particularly spotty in Asian history and pretty much nothing about Africa south of the Sahara. Still, an interesting browse and a good place to see what was happening in a given year. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Diwanna - LibraryThing
I'd be lying if I said that I read this book, but it is an interesting reference to peruse from time to time. Read full review