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What an absolutely wonderful book and a pleasure to read. It is quite admirable, how with just a few paragraphs dedicated to each event or “day”, as the book sets out to present themthe authors manage to conjure up lively images of events past and really help the reader understand what was going on.
Joe rated it it was amazing Feb 20, I had a lot of satisfaction of having experienced this and having completed it. Furtaco by Peter Furtado.
The Index by Country helps make the pages more usable. All in all, not only is this one of the best history books I have ever read, it is one of the best popular science books I have read, period. This book has kept me engrossed for almost a year, reading just a few pages each day and having just finished it today, I can’t say enough good things about it.
Days That Shaped the World by Peter Furtado
Anneidge rated it it was amazing Jul 10, Other books in the series. Mar 06, Ashley rated it it was amazing. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Trivia About Days That Sh It’s a hard task indeed to wittle down the history of the world to key events, but this book gives a large weighting to European events such as the Roman Empire to the detriment of other Equally important civilisations like China and Mesopotamia. Coming to the book it is a collection of events from estimated time to actual dates which shaped our times and also the world we are living in.
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0101 Return to Book ;eter. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Jonathan Quenneville rated it it was amazing Jan 29, Every page was in color with a lot of pictures, and there were so many 100 tid bits and facts.
I was also pleasantly surprised to constantly find additional information about events I thought I already had a good grasp of. Compiled by Peter Furtado, former editor of History Today, and written by an international team of historians, journalists and scientists the book is divided into seven periods: Dominik rated it it was amazing Jan 21, Filled with stories of human achievement, high drama, and unforgettable tragedy, Days That Shaped the World jundo an accurate account of each event chosen, and explains the event’s physical, cultural, social, or economic impact on the world.
Joe rated fyrtado it was amazing Feb 20, Kenny rated it it was amazing Nov 27, I was also pleasantly surprised to constantly find additional information about events I thought I already had a good grasp of.
What an absolutely wonderful book and a pleasure to read. Good book that briefs on some of history’s events.
I enjoyed the author’s format of breaking the history into days that it occurred on. Unlike some history books, this book steers clear of tediously long lists of dates and instead fleshes out the circumstances of the time and What an absolutely wonderful book and a pleasure to read.
Now this was the book which I bought as soon as the sales agent rang my bell. But some are triumphs of technology and human ingenuity, like the moon landing and the launch of the Hubble telescope.
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Neither was there ever a page without a picture to succinctly illustrate at least one event in question. Refresh and try again.
I am amazed I was able to get this book read. It was a nice thick book I would try to read some larger books but till then at pages this would be one of the largest books which I ever read.
Just a few of the important days captured in these pages are: It is quite remarkable, how the authors of the book manage to introduce historical events in a way that is both informative and fascinating. Casey rated it really liked it Jul 30,