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A History of the World in 100 Objects

A History of the World in 100 Objects( )
Author: MacGregor, Neil
ISBN:978-1-84614-413-4
Publication Date:Dec 2010
Publisher:Penguin Books, Limited
Imprint:Allen Lane
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $49.95
Book Description:

This book takes a dramatically original approach to the history of humanity, using objects which previous civilisations have left behind them, often accidentally, as prisms through which we can explore past worlds and the lives of the men and women who lived in them. The book's range is enormous. It begins with one of the earliest surviving objects made by human hands, a chopping tool from the Olduvai gorge in Africa, and ends with an object from the 21st century which represents...
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Book Details
Pages:708
Detailed Subjects: Travel / Museums, Tours, Points Of Interest
Social Science / Archaeology
Social Science / Customs & Traditions
History / World
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):16.2 x 9.5 x 2.35 cm
Book Weight:1.738 Kilograms
Author Biography
MacGregor, Neil (Author)
Robert Neil MacGregor, OM, FSA (born on June 16, 1946, in Glasgow, Scotland) is an art historian and museum director. He was the Editor of the Burlington Magazine from 1981 to 1987, the Director of the National Gallery, London, from 1987 to 2002, and was appointed Director of the British Museum in 2002. He has presented three television series on art and the radio series A History of the World in 100 Objects, which aired in 2010.

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