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The Resource 100 documents that changed the world : from the magna carta to wikileaks, Scott Christianson

100 documents that changed the world : from the magna carta to wikileaks, Scott Christianson

Label
100 documents that changed the world : from the magna carta to wikileaks
Title
100 documents that changed the world
Title remainder
from the magna carta to wikileaks
Statement of responsibility
Scott Christianson
Title variation
One hundred documents that changed the world
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A tour of the history of the world through the declarations, manifestos, and agreements from the Magna Carta and the Declaration of Independence to Wikileaks. This fascinating collection gathers the most significant written documents that have influenced and shaped the way we think about the world and the course of history. From the Magna Carta (1215) to the Gettysburg Address (1863) to Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech (1963), the documents showcased here chart dramatic high points of world history. In addition to official charters and famous treaties, there are also less well known yet nonetheless interesting items included, such as the Apollo flight plan, Apple's 1976 incorporation documents, and the check with which the U.S. purchased Alaska from Russia. Equally interesting are Watson and Crick's scrawled notes leading to the discovery of DNA, Darwin's journal, and the annotated manuscripts for Freud's Interpretation of Dreams and Orwell's novel 1984. Beautifully illustrated in full color, this book not only informs but also entertains as it demonstrates how the power of the written word has shaped, changed, enhanced, and even revolutionized the world
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
909
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • charts
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D21
LC item number
.V67 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Label
100 documents that changed the world : from the magna carta to wikileaks, Scott Christianson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1630034
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
223 pages
Isbn
9780789329363
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
Color and black & white illustrations, map, plates, charts,
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1630034
  • (Sirsi) 1630034
  • (OCoLC)905518103
Label
100 documents that changed the world : from the magna carta to wikileaks, Scott Christianson
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1630034
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
223 pages
Isbn
9780789329363
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
Color and black & white illustrations, map, plates, charts,
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1630034
  • (Sirsi) 1630034
  • (OCoLC)905518103

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