History of the World in Numbers (BOK)

Emma Marriott

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The history of our world can be told through numbers. Numbers can illuminate the broad sweep of history, from vast movements of populations and the expansion of empires to the effects of technological achievements or climatic change. They also allow us to drill into the real detail of history, from the page count, the cost and the time it took to produce the Gutenberg Bible (the West's first mass-produced book) to the price of Virginian tobacco in the 1620s, both of which had an immediate and lasting effect on the course of world history. And, just occasionally, numbers have the power to blow our minds. For example: in 2003, US research showed that one in every 200 men across Eurasia shared genetic material from a single male from 900 years ago; the likely progenitor was Mongol emperor, Genghis Khan. A History of the World in Numbers will span the early civilizations of man, from the plains of Mesopotamia and the Indus Empire, right through to the modern day. The numbers, statistics and figures will dictate the topic of each entry, shining a light on each subject, whether it's the development of early writing in China or the number of Brodie helmets issued in World War One.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2014 Forfatter Emma Marriott
Forlag
Michael O'Mara Books
ISBN 9781782432173
Antall sider 192 Dimensjoner 12,9cm x 19,8cm x 2,1cm
Vekt 315 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd