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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1809) J. A. Hasse: "Artaserse," Ger. opera in Ital. style James Bruce, Scot.
explorer, b. (d. 1794) Reaumur constructs alcohol thermometer with graduated
scale Zinc-smelting first practiced in England "The Daily Advertiser" issued in
1925) Ruggiero Leoncavallo, Rudolf Diesel, Ger. automotive Players organized
in America William P. Frith: "Derby Ital. opera composer, engineer, b. (d. 1913)
Ottawa becomes capital of Canada Day," painting b. (d. 1919) T. H. Huxley: "The
William Bergama: "The Wife of Martin Guerre," opera, New York Maria Callas,
U.S. soprano, makes debut in Bellini's "Norma," Metropolitan Opera, New York
Elvis Presley gains in popularity Company begins to develop "visual telephone" ...
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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