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History of the World in 100 Objects

ISBN-10: 0143124153
ISBN-13: 9780143124153
Edition: N/A
Authors: Neil MacGregor
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/24/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 736
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 2.486
Language: English

The blockbuster New York Times bestseller and the companion volume to the wildly popular radio seriesNeil MacGregor has blazed an unusual path to international renown. As director of the British Museum, he organized an exhibit that aimed to tell the history of humanity through the stories of one hundred objects made, used, venerated, or discarded by man. The exhibit and its accompanying BBC radio series broke broadcasting records and MacGregor’s book became a bestselling sensation on both sides of the Atlantic and a huge Christmas hit, with more than 100,000 copies in print in the United States alone.Examining items from a chopping tool from Africa’s Olduvai Gorge to the credit card, A History of the World in 100 Objects is an engrossing and profoundly original work of history that will captivate readers for many years to come.

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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