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Books that changed the world : the 50 most influential books in human history, Andrew Taylor

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Books that changed the world : the 50 most influential books in human history
Title
Books that changed the world
Title remainder
the 50 most influential books in human history
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Taylor
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Contains profiles of fifty of history's most important and influential books, as selected by journalist and author Andrew Taylor, each with a summary of the contents, and a discussion of its historical context and legacy
Cataloging source
UKM
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1952-
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Taylor, Andrew
Dewey number
011.73
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Z1035
LC item number
.T39 2008
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Best books
  • Literature and history
  • Best books
  • Literature and history
Label
Books that changed the world : the 50 most influential books in human history, Andrew Taylor
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction -- The Iliad (c. 8th century BC, Homer) : The Iliad in English -- The histories (5th century BC, Herodotus) : true lies -- The analects (5th century BC, Confucius) : Confucius goes global -- The republic (4th century BC, Plato) : into the light -- The Bible (2nd century BC -- 2nd century AD) : The King James Bible -- Odes (23-13 BC, Horace) -- Geographia (c. AD 100-170, Ptolemy) : the Almagest -- Kama sutra (2nd or 3rd century AD, Mallanaga Vatsyayana) : Eroticism in stone -- The Qur'an (7th century) : translating the Qur'an -- Canon of medicine (1025, Avicenna) : fathers of medicine -- The Canterbury tales (1380's-90's, Geoffrey Chaucer) : Chaucer's 24 pilgrims' tales -- The prince (1532, Niccolo Machiavelli) : banned books -- Atlas, or, Cosmographic meditations (1585-95, Gerard Mercator) : the Mercator projection -- Don Quixote (1605-15, Miguel de Cervantes) : the legacy of Don Quixote -- First folio (1623, William Shakespeare) : comedies, histories and tragedies -- An anatomical study of the motion of the heart and blood in animals (1628, William Harvey) : the University of Padua -- Dialogue concerning the two chief world systems (1632, Galileo Galilei) : Galileo and the telescope -- Principia mathematica (1687, Isaac Newton) -- A dictionary of the English language (1755, Samuel Johnson) : Johnsonisms -- The sorrows of young Werther (1774, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe) : Goethe and Ossian -- The wealth of nations (1776, Adam Smith) : the industrial revolution -- Common sense (1776, Thomas Paine) : a tale of two revolutions -- Lyrical ballads (1798, William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge) : two modern romantics --
  • Pride and prejudice (1813, Jane Austen) : two literary traditions -- A Christmas carol (1843, Charles Dickens) : rescuing Christmas -- The Communist manifesto (1848, Karl Marx) : a ten-point plan -- Moby-Dick (1851, Herman Melville) : "the great American novel" -- Uncle Tom's cabin (1852, Harriet Beecher Stowe) : the slaves' own stories -- Madame Bovary (1857, Gustave Flaubert) : romanticism, realism and naturalism -- On the origin of species (1859, Charles Darwin) -- On liberty (1859, John Stuart Mill) : utilitarianism -- War and peace (1869, Leo Tolstoy) : Tolstoy the soldier -- The telephone directory (1878, New Haven District Telephone Company) : the first telephone -- The thousand and one nights (1885, translated by Sir Richard Burton) -- A study in scarlet (1888, Arthur Conan Doyle) : Holmes's predecessors -- The interpretation of dreams (1899, Sigmund Freud) : Freud and surrealism -- The protocols of the elders of Zion (1905) : Mein Kampf -- Poems (1920, Wilfred Owen) : the Somme -- Relativity: the special and the general theory (1920, Albert Einstein) : Einstein and the bomb -- Ulysses (1922, James Joyce) : a modernist poem -- Lady Chatterley's lover (1928, D.H. Lawrence) : obscenity trials -- The general theory of employment, interest, and money (1936, John Maynard Keynes) : the Great Depression -- If this is a man (1947, Primo Levi) : Alexander Solzhenitsyn and the Gulag Archipelago -- Nineteen eighty-four (1949, George Orwell) : George Orwell meets Big Brother -- The second sex (1949, Simone de Beauvoir) : Mary Wollstonecraft -- The catcher in the rye (1951, J.D. Salinger) : the ducks in Central Park -- Things fall apart (1958, Chinua Achebe) : the dark continent -- Silent spring (1962, Rachel Carson) : the environmental movement -- Quotations from Chairman Mao (1964, Mao Zedong) : the cult of personality -- Harry Potter and the philosopher's stone (1997, J.K. Rowling) : school fiction -- Index
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
207 pages
Isbn
9781847242549
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 2430087
  • (OCoLC)473391910
  • (OCoLC)ocn473391910
  • 2430087
Label
Books that changed the world : the 50 most influential books in human history, Andrew Taylor
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction -- The Iliad (c. 8th century BC, Homer) : The Iliad in English -- The histories (5th century BC, Herodotus) : true lies -- The analects (5th century BC, Confucius) : Confucius goes global -- The republic (4th century BC, Plato) : into the light -- The Bible (2nd century BC -- 2nd century AD) : The King James Bible -- Odes (23-13 BC, Horace) -- Geographia (c. AD 100-170, Ptolemy) : the Almagest -- Kama sutra (2nd or 3rd century AD, Mallanaga Vatsyayana) : Eroticism in stone -- The Qur'an (7th century) : translating the Qur'an -- Canon of medicine (1025, Avicenna) : fathers of medicine -- The Canterbury tales (1380's-90's, Geoffrey Chaucer) : Chaucer's 24 pilgrims' tales -- The prince (1532, Niccolo Machiavelli) : banned books -- Atlas, or, Cosmographic meditations (1585-95, Gerard Mercator) : the Mercator projection -- Don Quixote (1605-15, Miguel de Cervantes) : the legacy of Don Quixote -- First folio (1623, William Shakespeare) : comedies, histories and tragedies -- An anatomical study of the motion of the heart and blood in animals (1628, William Harvey) : the University of Padua -- Dialogue concerning the two chief world systems (1632, Galileo Galilei) : Galileo and the telescope -- Principia mathematica (1687, Isaac Newton) -- A dictionary of the English language (1755, Samuel Johnson) : Johnsonisms -- The sorrows of young Werther (1774, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe) : Goethe and Ossian -- The wealth of nations (1776, Adam Smith) : the industrial revolution -- Common sense (1776, Thomas Paine) : a tale of two revolutions -- Lyrical ballads (1798, William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge) : two modern romantics --
  • Pride and prejudice (1813, Jane Austen) : two literary traditions -- A Christmas carol (1843, Charles Dickens) : rescuing Christmas -- The Communist manifesto (1848, Karl Marx) : a ten-point plan -- Moby-Dick (1851, Herman Melville) : "the great American novel" -- Uncle Tom's cabin (1852, Harriet Beecher Stowe) : the slaves' own stories -- Madame Bovary (1857, Gustave Flaubert) : romanticism, realism and naturalism -- On the origin of species (1859, Charles Darwin) -- On liberty (1859, John Stuart Mill) : utilitarianism -- War and peace (1869, Leo Tolstoy) : Tolstoy the soldier -- The telephone directory (1878, New Haven District Telephone Company) : the first telephone -- The thousand and one nights (1885, translated by Sir Richard Burton) -- A study in scarlet (1888, Arthur Conan Doyle) : Holmes's predecessors -- The interpretation of dreams (1899, Sigmund Freud) : Freud and surrealism -- The protocols of the elders of Zion (1905) : Mein Kampf -- Poems (1920, Wilfred Owen) : the Somme -- Relativity: the special and the general theory (1920, Albert Einstein) : Einstein and the bomb -- Ulysses (1922, James Joyce) : a modernist poem -- Lady Chatterley's lover (1928, D.H. Lawrence) : obscenity trials -- The general theory of employment, interest, and money (1936, John Maynard Keynes) : the Great Depression -- If this is a man (1947, Primo Levi) : Alexander Solzhenitsyn and the Gulag Archipelago -- Nineteen eighty-four (1949, George Orwell) : George Orwell meets Big Brother -- The second sex (1949, Simone de Beauvoir) : Mary Wollstonecraft -- The catcher in the rye (1951, J.D. Salinger) : the ducks in Central Park -- Things fall apart (1958, Chinua Achebe) : the dark continent -- Silent spring (1962, Rachel Carson) : the environmental movement -- Quotations from Chairman Mao (1964, Mao Zedong) : the cult of personality -- Harry Potter and the philosopher's stone (1997, J.K. Rowling) : school fiction -- Index
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
207 pages
Isbn
9781847242549
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 2430087
  • (OCoLC)473391910
  • (OCoLC)ocn473391910
  • 2430087
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