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The world-famous reference that tells who did what when from 4500 BC to the present day—now updated for the 21st century.
“A unique, encyclopedic book—rewarding, informative, entertaining.” —The Wall Street Journal
A vast and absorbing resource, the fourth edition of The Timetables of ™History spans millennia of human history. Unlike any other reference volume, this book gives a sweeping overview of the making of the contemporary world by mapping out at a glance what was happening simultaneously, from the dawn of history to the present day.
With nearly 100 pages of new material, including:
-Recent breakthroughs in science and technology
-New achievements in the visual arts and music
-Milestones in religion, philosophy, and learning
-The rise and fall of nations and the emergence of historical figures
-Landmarks in the drama of daily life around the world
About the Author
Now in its third edition, The Timetables of History is the English-language version of Werner Stein's classic Kulturfahrplan, which has sold millions of copies since it was published in 1946. Translated by Bernard Grun, it has been completely revised and rewritten for the English-speaking world.
"A unique, encyclopedic book -- rewarding, informative, entertaining."
-- The Wall Street Journal
"A fascinating and useful book for a great number of people."
-- Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.
"The Timetables of History can give us a feel for the fluidity and many-sidedness of past experience...[and] can help us see what we thought we already knew in a lively new perspective."
-- Daniel J. Boorstein, from his Foreword