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- Publisher: Cassell Illustrated
- Format: Paperback | 960 pages
- Dimensions: 160mm x 210mm x 57mm | 1,940g
- Publication date: 1 October 2012
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 1844037398
- ISBN 13: 9781844037391
- Edition statement: New edition.
- Illustrations note: 700 colour photographs
- Sales rank: 280,241
This remarkable book presents enthralling accounts of 1001 life-changing events that have taken place around the world since the Big Bang. From the foundation of Rome on 21 April 753bce to the death of Colonel Gaddafi in October 2011, and from the Battle of Marathon on 21 September 490 bce to the rescue of Chilean miners after 69 days trapped underground, 1001 Days That Shaped Our World tells the history of the world through extraordinary moments, decisive encounters, memorable incidents, and natural disasters. Compiled by historian, Peter Furtado, and written by an international team of historians, journalists, and scientists, the book features a detailed and informative account of every event, together with an assessment of the longer term physical, cultural, social or economic impact. Evocative paintings and dramatic photographs complement the incisive text to make this book the one essential guide you'll need to understand just why the world is what it is today.
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Peter Furtado has been the editor of History Today magazine since 1998. He holds degrees in History and Art History from Oxford University and has edited many reference works on world history, including the Atlas of World History which was 'wholly admirable...a great achievement' (Daily Telegraph). He is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
Table of contents
A chronological selection of events that happened on days all over the world, including: Death of the Buddha, Hannibal's crossing of Western Europe, Roman invasion of Britain, the birth of Jesus, the crucifixion, the end of the Roman Empire, Battle of Hastings, the Magna Carta, Joan of Arc condemned to death, Columbus's discovery of the New World, the fall of Constantinople, Michelangelo's David, the Gregorian calendar, the Spanish Armada, the Gunpowder plot, the fire of London, Cook's discovery of Australia, the Boston Tea Party, US declaration of independence, the fall of the Bastille, Rosetta stone, Battle of Trafalgar, the abolition of slavery, Napolean's invasion of Russia, publication of Origin of the Species, battle of Gettysburg, the light bulb, eruption of Krakatoa, the Lumiere brothers, the Wright brothers' flight, sinking of the Titanic, Franz Ferdinand assassinated, Tokyo earthquake, Jesse Owens's gold medal, Pearl Harbour, D-Day, Hiroshima, Partition of India, the 4-minute mile, Yuri Gagarin first man in space, Concord's first flight, Neil Armstrong on the Moon, Chernobyl, Watergate, Live Aid, 9/11, Tsunami, President Obama's inauguration and Colonel Gaddafi's demise and many many more.