Photos that Changed the World

The 20th Century
Author: Peter Stepan,Claus Biegert
Publisher: Prestel Pub
ISBN: N.A
Category: Photography
Page: 190
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From triumph to tragedy, this book gathers together several photos of pivotal moments in the world history.

100 Photographs That Changed the World


Author: Life Magazine
Publisher: Time Home Entertainment
ISBN: 9781603206747
Category: Civilization, Modern
Page: 192
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This collection of photographs captures the moments that changed our modern world. The pictures are sometimes beautiful, often striking - and undeniably powerful.

The 100 Photographs That Changed the World


Author: Roberto Mottadelli
Publisher: White Star Publishers
ISBN: 9788854410800
Category:
Page: 224
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Great moments in history captured in 100 photographs! From the opening of King Tut s tomb to the Wright Brothers first flight, from the mushroom cloud made by the atomic bomb in Nagasaki to the first moon landing, these 100 pictures record some of history s most iconic moments. They remind us that photography not only chronicles major events around the world, but also serves as a means of raising awareness and changing public opinion. This expertly collated book, which includes detailed commentary on each image, is truly unmissable."

TIME 100 Photographs

The Most Influential Images of All Time
Author: Time Magazine Editors
Publisher: Time Home Entertainment
ISBN: 1618935070
Category: History
Page: 240
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Since its inception, TIME magazine has been synonymous not just with outstanding journalism, but also with outstanding photography. Now, to mark the 175th anniversary of photography and the birth of photojournalism, the Editors of TIME magazine are publishing this companion book to the groundbreaking digital celebration of photography that TIME.com will be mounting online, displaying the most influential photographs of all time. While they may not be the most famous or well-known photographs, each one is unique for the way in which it changed, influenced, or commemorated a particular world event. From the first sports photograph to ever win the Pulitzer Prize - that of Babe Ruth at Yankee Stadium to the photograph of Student Neda Agha-Soltan's death during Iran's 2009 election protests, each of the photographs in 100 Photographs: The Most Influential Images of All Time is significant in how it forever changed how we live, learn, communicate, and in many cases, view the world.

100 Days in Photographs

Pivotal Events that Changed the World
Author: Nicholas Yapp
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426201974
Category: History
Page: 319
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More than three hundred photographs from the archives of Getty Images and National Geographic capture one hundred days that represent pivotal moments of the past 150 years, including Lincoln's assassination, the 1929 Wall Street crash, Kristallnacht, Chernobyl, September 11, and other events and personalities who shaped the world. 125,000 first printing.

Speeches that Changed the World


Author: Simon Sebag Montefiore
Publisher: Quercus
ISBN: 1623650992
Category: History
Page: 224
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Comprehensively updated with many new speeches including Earl Spencer's lament to "The extraordinary and irreplaceable Diana", Nikita Khrushchev's secret speech of 1956 signalling the beginning of the end of Stalinist Russia, Patrick Pearse's rousing funeral oration that fanned the flames of the Easter Rising, Kevin Rudd's historic apology to Australia's mistreated Aborigines and Barack Obama's momentous US election night victory speech. Alongside these are the finest war cries of Winston Churchill, Martin Luther King's prophetic "I have a dream" and "I've seen the promised land" speeches, the inspiring words of JFK and impassioned pleas from Nelson Mandela-the first at his trial in 1964 and the second on his election as president of South Africa in 1994. In addition are historic speeches from Elizabeth I, Charles I, Oliver Cromwell, George Washington, Napoleon Bonaparte, Abraham Lincoln, Emmeline Pankhurst, Mahatma Gandhi, Vladimir Lenin, Neville Chamberlain, Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Charles de Gaulle, General George S. Patton, J Robert Oppenheimer, Mao Zedong, Malcolm X, Richard M. Nixon, Pope John Paul II, Vaclav Havel, Elie Wiesel, Mikhail Gorbachev and many other great historical figures. Speeches that Changed the World presents over 50 momentous and thought-provoking speeches from throughout history. Complete with a potted biography of each speaker, and telling the story of why each oration was significant and what happened as a result, this is a gripping history of the world told through its greatest and most impassioned speeches.

Banana

The Fate of the Fruit that Changed the World
Author: Dan Koeppel
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781594630385
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 281
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From its early beginnings in Southeast Asia, to the machinations of the United Fruit Company in Costa Rica and Central America, the banana's history and its fate as a victim of fungus are explored.

Legends, Icons and Rebels

Music That Changed the World
Author: Robbie Robertson,Jim Guerinot,Jared Levine,Sebastian Robertson
Publisher: Tundra Books (NY)
ISBN: 1101918683
Category: Musicians
Page: 128
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Music industry veterans Robbie Robertson, Jim Guerinot, Jared Levine, and Sebastian Robertson invite young readers to celebrate the lives of 27 musical legends. Short profiles chronicle personal stories and achievements of extraordinarily talented artists whose innovations changed the landscape of music for generations to come. From Ray Charles to Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry to Bob Dylan, Robertson shares anecdotes about these artists and the influence they had on his own musical journey.

Readings in Persuasion

Briefs that Changed the World
Author: Linda H. Edwards
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 145482154X
Category: Law
Page: 480
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An innovative and riveting look at briefs from a highly respected author that can be used a primary text in an advanced legal writing class or as a secondary text in a basic legal writing course. The chapters can be taken in any order. In the first part of the book, individual chapters cover advanced legal writing topics such as rhetoric, voice, emotion, metaphor, and narrative. The second part of the book introduces famous cases, with the story of each case. Chapter introductions provide interesting insights, such as historical context, the story of the case and of the litigation of it, information about the lawyers who wrote the briefs on both sides, what the courts decided, and, where relevant, about what has happened since. Compelling content makes it easy to engage students while photos throughout enliven the text. Features: Highly respected author Flexibility can be used as core text in advanced legal writing with other materials secondary text in a basic legal writing course chapters can be taken in any order High-interest, engaging content Each chapter focuses on important legal writing topics rhetoric voice emotion metaphor narrative Features famous case Chapter introductions with compelling insights historical context the story of the case and its litigation information about the lawyers who wrote the briefs on both sides what the courts decided what has happened since Full-text cases and briefs offered on a companion website Photos that enliven the text

Cod

A Biography Of The Fish That Changed The World
Author: Mark Kurlansky
Publisher: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 0307369803
Category: History
Page: 304
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Wars have been fought over it, revolutions have been spurred by it, national diets have been based on it, economies have depended on it, and the settlement of North America was driven by it. Cod, it turns out, is the reason Europeans set sail across the Atlantic, and it is the only reason they could. What did the Vikings eat in icy Greenland and on the five expeditions to America recorded in the Icelandic sagas? Cod -- frozen and dried in the frosty air, then broken into pieces and eaten like hardtack. What was the staple of the medieval diet? Cod again, sold salted by the Basques, an enigmatic people with a mysterious, unlimited supply of cod. Cod is a charming tour of history with all its economic forces laid bare and a fish story embellished with great gastronomic detail. It is also a tragic tale of environmental failure, of depleted fishing stocks where once the cod's numbers were legendary. In this deceptively whimsical biography of a fish, Mark Kurlansky brings a thousand years of human civilization into captivating focus. From the Trade Paperback edition.

In Pursuit of the Unknown

17 Equations That Changed the World
Author: Ian Stewart
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465029744
Category: Mathematics
Page: 360
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In In Pursuit of the Unknown, celebrated mathematician Ian Stewart uses a handful of mathematical equations to explore the vitally important connections between math and human progress. We often overlook the historical link between mathematics and technological advances, says Stewart—but this connection is integral to any complete understanding of human history. Equations are modeled on the patterns we find in the world around us, says Stewart, and it is through equations that we are able to make sense of, and in turn influence, our world. Stewart locates the origins of each equation he presents—from Pythagoras's Theorem to Newton's Law of Gravity to Einstein's Theory of Relativity—within a particular historical moment, elucidating the development of mathematical and philosophical thought necessary for each equation's discovery. None of these equations emerged in a vacuum, Stewart shows; each drew, in some way, on past equations and the thinking of the day. In turn, all of these equations paved the way for major developments in mathematics, science, philosophy, and technology. Without logarithms (invented in the early 17th century by John Napier and improved by Henry Briggs), scientists would not have been able to calculate the movement of the planets, and mathematicians would not have been able to develop fractal geometry. The Wave Equation is one of the most important equations in physics, and is crucial for engineers studying the vibrations in vehicles and the response of buildings to earthquakes. And the equation at the heart of Information Theory, devised by Claude Shannon, is the basis of digital communication today. An approachable and informative guide to the equations upon which nearly every aspect of scientific and mathematical understanding depends, In Pursuit of the Unknown is also a reminder that equations have profoundly influenced our thinking and continue to make possible many of the advances that we take for granted.

Paris 1919

Six Months That Changed the World
Author: Margaret MacMillan
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780307432964
Category: History
Page: 624
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Winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize Winner of the PEN Hessell Tiltman Prize Winner of the Duff Cooper Prize Between January and July 1919, after “the war to end all wars,” men and women from around the world converged on Paris to shape the peace. Center stage, for the first time in history, was an American president, Woodrow Wilson, who with his Fourteen Points seemed to promise to so many people the fulfillment of their dreams. Stern, intransigent, impatient when it came to security concerns and wildly idealistic in his dream of a League of Nations that would resolve all future conflict peacefully, Wilson is only one of the larger-than-life characters who fill the pages of this extraordinary book. David Lloyd George, the gregarious and wily British prime minister, brought Winston Churchill and John Maynard Keynes. Lawrence of Arabia joined the Arab delegation. Ho Chi Minh, a kitchen assistant at the Ritz, submitted a petition for an independent Vietnam. For six months, Paris was effectively the center of the world as the peacemakers carved up bankrupt empires and created new countries. This book brings to life the personalities, ideals, and prejudices of the men who shaped the settlement. They pushed Russia to the sidelines, alienated China, and dismissed the Arabs. They struggled with the problems of Kosovo, of the Kurds, and of a homeland for the Jews. The peacemakers, so it has been said, failed dismally; above all they failed to prevent another war. Margaret MacMillan argues that they have unfairly been made the scapegoats for the mistakes of those who came later. She refutes received ideas about the path from Versailles to World War II and debunks the widely accepted notion that reparations imposed on the Germans were in large part responsible for the Second World War. A landmark work of narrative history, Paris 1919 is the first full-scale treatment of the Peace Conference in more than twenty-five years. It offers a scintillating view of those dramatic and fateful days when much of the modern world was sketched out, when countries were created—Iraq, Yugoslavia, Israel—whose troubles haunt us still. From the Hardcover edition.

Women in Science

50 Fearless Pioneers who Changed the World
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 1607749769
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Page: 127
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A charmingly illustrated gift book profiling 50 famous women scientists from the ancient Greek mathematician, philosopher, and astronomer, Hypatia, to Marie Curie, a physicist and chemist.

Fashion That Changed the World


Author: Jennifer Croll
Publisher: Prestel Pub
ISBN: 9783791347899
Category: Design
Page: 192
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What did Vogue's first cover look like? When did film stars become part of the fashion industry? What led to the development of ready-to-wear clothing? How did the paintings of Mondrian, Dalí and Warhol end up on the runway? These and other questions are answered in this eye-opening look at different aspects of the history of fashion--from Elizabeth I's "Mask of Youth," to Lady Gaga's "meat dress." Arranged by topic, the lavishly illustrated chapters explore themes such as war and the military; ready-to wear; fashion in film, art, and sports; celebrity; gay and lesbian fashion; globalization; and the internet. Fashion That Changed the World digs into a multitude of social, economic, and cultural factors that changed the course of fashion over the last few hundred years.

100 Documents That Changed the World

From Magna Carta to WikiLeaks
Author: Scott Christianson
Publisher: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 1849943583
Category: History
Page: 224
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100 Documents That Changed the World brings together the most important written agreements, declarations and statements in history. The documents included here have changed the course of history by rewriting laws, granting freedoms and laying out constitutions. But as well as official charters and presidential proclamations, there are also the hand-written documents that have gone on to shape the way we think, the scrawled notes that mark breakthroughs in the worlds of science and technology, and the annotated manuscripts that have become literary landmarks. Documents included: Magna Carta (1215); Shakespeare’s First Folio (1623); Declaration of independence (1776); Constitution of the United States (1787); Louisiana Purchase (1803); Darwin’s Evolutionary Tree (1837); Gettysburg Address (1863); Treaty of Versailles (1919); German Surrender (1945); Martin Luther King, Jr's “I Have A Dream” speech (1963); First Website (1991); Edward Snowden Files (2013).

1001 Inventions that Changed the World


Author: Jack Challoner
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
ISBN: 9780764161360
Category: History
Page: 960
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Presents a review of technological innovations and inventions, from the ancient world to the present day.

National Geographic 125 Years

Legendary Photographs, Adventures, and Discoveries that Changed the World
Author: Mark Collins Jenkins
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426209576
Category: History
Page: 383
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Depicts the last 125 years of history through the unforgettable images that appeared in National Geographic, from the organization's beginning as a scientific club to it's growth into other disciplines inlcuding space exploration, climatology and archaeology.

Miami and the Siege of Chicago

An Informal History of the Republican and Democratic Conventions of 1968
Author: Norman Mailer
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0399588345
Category: Political Science
Page: 256
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In this landmark work of journalism, Norman Mailer reports on the presidential conventions of 1968, the turbulent year from which today’s bitterly divided country arose. The Vietnam War was raging; Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert F. Kennedy had just been assassinated. In August, the Republican Party met in Miami and picked Richard Nixon as its candidate, to little fanfare. But when the Democrats backed Lyndon Johnson’s ineffectual vice president, Hubert Humphrey, the city of Chicago erupted. Antiwar protesters filled the streets and the police ran amok, beating and arresting demonstrators and delegates alike, all broadcast on live television—and captured in these pages by one of America’s fiercest intellects. Praise for Miami and the Siege of Chicago “For historians who wish for the presence of a world-class literary witness at crucial moments in history, Mailer in Miami and Chicago was heaven-sent.”—Michael Beschloss, The Washington Post “Extraordinary . . . Mailer [predicted that] ‘we will be fighting for forty years.’ He got that right, among many other things.”—Christopher Hitchens, The Atlantic “Often reads like a good, old-fashioned novel in which suspense, character, plot revelations, and pungently describable action abound.”—The New York Review of Books “[A] masterful account . . . To understand 1968, you must read Mailer.”—Chicago Tribune From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Imagineers of War

The Untold History of DARPA, the Pentagon Agency that Changed the World
Author: Sharon Weinberger
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 0385351798
Category: HISTORY
Page: 475
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Founded in 1958 in response to the launch of Sputnik, DARPA has been responsible for countless inventions and technologies that have evolved from the agency's mission- forward-thinking solutions to the Pentagon's challenges. Sharon Weinberger gives us a riveting account of DARPA's successes and failures, useful innovations and wild-eyed schemes- we see how the nuclear threat sparked investment in computer networking, which led to the Internet, as well as plans to power a missile-seeking particle beam by draining the Great Lakes...how, in Vietnam, DARPA developed technology for the world's first armed drones and was also responsible for Agent Orange... how DARPA's recent success with self-driving cars is counterbalanced with its disappointing contributions to the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. Weinberger has spoken to dozens of former DARPA and Pentagon officials--many of whom had never been interviewed before about their work with the agency--and synthesized countless documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act. The result is a riveting history of a meeting point of science, technology, and politics.