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Remarkable Books: The World's Most Historic and Significant Works (edition 2017)

by DK (Author)

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Turn the pages of the most famous books of all time and marvel at the stories behind them. Over 75 of the world's most celebrated, controversial, rare, and seminal books are examined and explained in this stunning treasury. Remarkable Books is a unique encyclopedia spanning the history of the written word, from 3000 BCE to the modern day. Chronological chapters show the evolution of human knowledge and the changing ways in which books are made. Discover incredible coverage of history's most influential books including the Mahabharata, Shakespeare's First FolioThe Diary of Anne Frank, and Penguin's first ever paperbacks. From Darwin's groundbreaking On the Origin of Species to Louis Braille's conception of the Braille system that we still use today, these are world famous books that have had the biggest impact on history, whether for good or bad. Every book is presented with breathtaking photography and fascinating biographies of those who created them. Remarkable Books gathers dictionaries, diaries, plays, poems, treaties, and religious texts into one stunning celebration of the undisputed power of books.… (more)
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A book is a remarkable thing. (Preface)
Books are almost as old as writing itself, and their coming marks the watershed between prehistory, when mankind's story was passed on only by word of mouth, and history. (Introduction)
Printing dates back over 1,800 years to carved wood blocks in China and Japan that were used to stamp religious images onto paper, silk, or walls. (Introduction)
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Turn the pages of the most famous books of all time and marvel at the stories behind them. Over 75 of the world's most celebrated, controversial, rare, and seminal books are examined and explained in this stunning treasury. Remarkable Books is a unique encyclopedia spanning the history of the written word, from 3000 BCE to the modern day. Chronological chapters show the evolution of human knowledge and the changing ways in which books are made. Discover incredible coverage of history's most influential books including the Mahabharata, Shakespeare's First FolioThe Diary of Anne Frank, and Penguin's first ever paperbacks. From Darwin's groundbreaking On the Origin of Species to Louis Braille's conception of the Braille system that we still use today, these are world famous books that have had the biggest impact on history, whether for good or bad. Every book is presented with breathtaking photography and fascinating biographies of those who created them. Remarkable Books gathers dictionaries, diaries, plays, poems, treaties, and religious texts into one stunning celebration of the undisputed power of books.

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