The Story of the World in 100 Moments

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In his ambitious book, Neil Oliver takes us on a whistlestop tour around the world and through a million years to give us a unique and invaluable grasp of how human history pieces together. From the east to the west, north to south, these 100 moments act like stepping stones allowing us to make sense of how these pivotal events have shaped the world we know today. Including many moments readers will expect, there are also surprises, and with them, some remarkable, unforgettable stories that give a whole new insight on our past.

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From much-loved historian Neil Oliver comes a whole new insight on our past, told through 100 remarkable, unforgettable stories.

In his brilliant and excitingly ambitious new book, Neil Oliver takes us on a whistlestop tour around the world and through a million years to give us a unique and invaluable grasp of how human history pieces together.

From the east to the west, north to south, these 100 moments act like stepping stones allowing us to make sense of how these pivotal events have shaped the world we know today.

Including many moments readers will expect – from Genghis Khan’s domination on earth to Armstrong’s first steps on the moon, and from the advent of the printing press to the birth of the internet – there are also surprises, and with them, some remarkable, unforgettable stories that give a whole new insight on our past.

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Praise for Neil Oliver and The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places:

‘Brilliantly demonstrates Neil’s mastery of the broad sweep of British history and landscape.’ – Dan Snow

‘Neil Oliver brings his vast experience and expertise to bear on this deeply personal journey into British history – a wonderful read. – Professor Alice Roberts

‘Highly-crafted…a vivid, pungent history.’ – TLS

‘Compelling’ – Daily Mail

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Weight0.816 kg
Dimensions24.2 × 16.3 × 4.1 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

448

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

909 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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