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100 people who made history : meet the people who shaped the modern world

Author: Ben Gilliland
Publisher: London : DK Pub., ©2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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There are nearly 7 billion people in the world today. We are living longer, healthier, and better lives than anyone who has gone before. And this is the result of a whole chain of people who have invented or discovered something that has changed our world. Where would we be without inventors, philosophers, economists, politicians, explorers, and other "ideas" people? Some of our historical heroes were lone geniuses  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Publishing, DK.
100 People Who Made History.
London : DK Publishing, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Gilliland
ISBN: 9780756698669 0756698669
OCLC Number: 775301954
Description: 1 online resource (130 pages)
Contents: 4 Contents; 6 Daring Discoverers; 8 Marco Polo; 9 Ibn Battuta; 10 Christopher Columbus; 12 Galileo Galilei; 14 Isaac Newton; 16 Dmitri Mendeleev; 18 Charles Darwin; 20 Medical marvels Edward Jenner Louis Pasteur Joseph Lister Wilhelm Roentgen Alexander Fleming; 22 Albert Einstein; 24 Marie Curie; 25 Ernest Rutherford; 26 Watson and Crick; 28 Mary Anning; 29 Mary Leakey; 30 Inspirational Inventors; 32 Cai Lun; 33 Johann Gutenberg; 34 James Watt; 36 Alessandro Volta; 37 Michael Faraday; 38 Everyday inventions Charles Goodyear Levi Strauss George Eastman Wallace Carothers. 40 Alexander Graham Bell41 Thomas Edison; 42 Alfred Nobel; 44 Food made easy Peter Durand Clarence Birdseye Percy Spencer Ray Kroc; 46 Guglielmo Marconi; 47 John Logie Baird; 48 The Wright brothers; 50 Henry Ford; 52 Steve Jobs & Steve Wozniak; 54 Tim Berners-Lee; 55 Mark Zuckerberg; 56 Thoughtful Thinkers; 58 Confucius; 60 Aristotle; 62 Karl Marx; 63 Sigmund Freud; 64 Mary Seacole; 65 Mother Teresa; 66 Joan of Arc; 68 Martin Luther King; 70 Religious leaders Gautama Buddha Jesus Muhammad Guru Nanak; 72 Emmeline Pankhurst; 74 Eleanor Roosevelt; 75 Aung San Suu Kyi; 76 Jane Goodall. 78 Leading Leaders80 Alexander the Great; 82 Augustus Caesar; 84 Charlemagne; 86 Cool queens Hatshepsut Cleopatra Maria Teresa Catherine the Great Queen Victoria; 88 Genghis Khan; 90 Saladin; 92 Martin Luther; 94 Up the revolution Maximilien Robespierre Simón Bolívar Vladimir Lenin Mao Tse-Tung Fidel Castro; 96 Napoleon Bonaparte; 98 George Washington; 100 Mahatma Gandhi; 102 Deng Xiaoping; 103 Mikhail Gorbachev; 104 Nelson Mandela; 106 Clued-up Creatives; 108 Writers on the block William Shakespeare Voltaire Aleksandr Pushkin Lu Xun Virginia Woolf; 110 Thomas Cook; 112 Walt Disney. 114 Gallery of artists Leonardo da Vinci Auguste Rodin Vincent van Gogh Pablo Picasso Frida Kahlo116 Coco Chanel; 117 David Ogilvy; 118 Ole Kirk Kristiansen; 120 Musicians Johann Sebastian Bach Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Ali Akbar Khan Toru Takematisu; 122 Elvis Presley; 124 Let's applaud ... These people who made American and Canadian history; 126 Glossary; 127 Index; 128 Acknowledgments.
Responsibility: written by Ben Gilliland.

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There are nearly 7 billion people in the world today. We are living longer, healthier, and better lives than anyone who has gone before. And this is the result of a whole chain of people who have invented or discovered something that has changed our world. Where would we be without inventors, philosophers, economists, politicians, explorers, and other "ideas" people? Some of our historical heroes were lone geniuses but many were influenced by other great thinkers and ideas. There would be no Facebook without the internet-and no internet with computers. And there could be no computers without t.

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