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Riassunto: Now in paperback and updated through 1993, the ever-popular People's Chronology presents more than 35,000 entries that chronicle the major historical events in 30 categories of human endeavor--from art to communications to literature to music to religion to science and more. "Enormous fun to read."--The Washington Post.
From Library Journal:
Trager's revised and updated chronology, first issued in 1979 ( LJ 9/1/79), joins a bevy of similar sources, including the recently published Chronicle of the World (Prentice-Hall Pr., 1990), The New York Public Library Book of Chronologies ( LJ 1/91), and a third edition of Bernard Grun's well-known The Timetables of History (Touchstone: S. & S., 1991). Of these works, Trager's packs in the most facts, conveyed via relatively lengthy accounts in two-column pages of more than 30,000 events covering all major areas of human endeavor from three million B.C. through 1990. Although the revised edition contains only about 40 more pages than its predecessor, much new material has been added, most obviously for recent years; likewise, much has been cut from the original, most of which will not be missed. The index--justifiably criticized as inadequate in the first edition--has been greatly expanded but remains an imperfect finding device; the 13-line account of Augustus Deodat Taylor's prefabricated house (the so-called "balloon-frame" house), for instance, is not indexed under such logical headings as "architecture," "buildings," "construction," "housing," or "Taylor." Entries in the text are loosely grouped by topic, designated by graphic symbols (dollar sign, artist's palette, mortarboard, etc.), but the symbols tend to be too numerous and ambiguous to serve as effective guides for pinpointing specific information. On balance, Trager's tome succeeds more as a browsing item than as a work for serious reference. Librarians will still prefer the standard, Grun.
- Kenneth F. Kister, author of "Best Encyclopedias," Tampa, Fla.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Titolo: The People's Chronology: A Year-By-Year ...
Casa editrice: Henry Holt & Co
Data di pubblicazione: 1994
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Henry Holt & Co 1994-12, 1994. Hardcover. Condizione libro: good. Rev Upd Su. 0805037314. Codice libro della libreria 601547
Descrizione libro Holt & Company, Henry. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. This copy shows very minor wear. Codice libro della libreria G0805037314I4N00
Descrizione libro Henry Holt & Co, 1994. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Rev Upd Su. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0805037314