Wednesday, March 20, 2013

100 Diagrams That Changed the World

100 Diagrams That Changed the World: From the Earliest Cave Paintings to the Innovation of the iPod
by Scott Christianson [909 Chr]

This is a really cool book! Exactly as the title implies, it takes 100 famous diagrams throughout history, shows the picture and then describes them in detail. This book goes all the way back to Chauvet Cave Drawings (30,000 BC) to the modern day iPod created by Steve Jobs. Some of the more notable diagrams include full color pictures of: Egyptian Book of the Dead, Rosetta Stone, the Nazca Lines, the Genealogy of Christ, Bacon's Optics, Dante's Divine Comedy, the list goes on and on. Very fascinating, I especially liked the ones by Leonardo da Vinci. [If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try 100 Bible Verses that Changed the World; 100 Native Americans who changed history; 100 places that can change your child's life; other "100 books".] -- recommended by Jeremiah J. - Bennett Martin Public Library

[ publisher's official 100 Diagrams web page ]

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