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Don T Know Much About History Anniversary Edition

Author : Kenneth C. Davis
ISBN : 0062092219
Genre : History
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“Reading [Kenneth C. Davis] is like returning to the classroom of the best teacher you ever had.” —People Revised, updated, and expanded, the Twentieth Anniversary Edition of Kenneth C. Davis’s classic anti-textbook Don’t Know Much About History revitalizes the landmark book’s ability to revolutionize the way we look at our past. Like Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States, Davis’s Don’t Know Much About History captivates readers with a wry and lucid, comprehensive and comprehensible narrative. With a new section covering the twenty-first century’s most significant events, from the Great Recession to Hurricane Katrina to the election of Barack Obama and more, the Twentieth Anniversary Edition of Don’t Know Much About History reinvigorates the book’s crucial promise of delivering fascinating, insight-driven learning to a new generation of readers.
Category: History

Don T Know Much About History

Author : Kenneth C. Davis
ISBN : 1417687991
Genre : History
File Size : 56.4 MB
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Using a question-answer format, this chronological overview offers an informal introduction to American history and features annotated reading lists and biographical profiles.
Category: History

Don T Know Much About Geography

Author : Kenneth C. Davis
ISBN : 0062043560
Genre : Science
File Size : 60.70 MB
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Who killed the Dead Sea? What can you build with BRICS? Does the World Bank have ATMs? Is all the talk of global warming just a lot of hot air? In Don't Know Much About® Geography, Kenneth C. Davis, New York Times bestselling author and creator of the Don't Know Much About® series of books, takes the reader on a fascinating, breathtaking, and hilarious grand tour of the planet Earth—opening our eyes and imaginations to a wide, wild, and wonderful world we never knew. In this newly revised, updated, and expanded edition of the classic anti-textbook, he reflects on many of the profound and important changes that have occurred on our planet in the last twenty years.
Category: Science

Don T Know Much About Mythology

Author : Kenneth C. Davis
ISBN : 0061925756
Genre : Reference
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The latest installment in the New York Times bestselling Don't Know Much About® series -- a magical journey into the timeless world of mythology It has been fifteen years since Kenneth C. Davis first dazzled audiences with his instant classic Don't Know Much About® History, vividly bringing the past to life and proving that Americans don't hate history, they just hate the dull, textbook version they were fed in school. With humor, wit, and a knack for storytelling, Davis has been bringing readers of all ages up to speed on history, geography, and science ever since. Now, in the classic traditions of Edith Hamilton and Joseph Campbell, he turns his talents to the world of myth. Where do we come from? Why do stars shine and the seasons change? What is evil? Since the beginning of time, people have answered such questions by crafting imaginative stories that have served as religion, science, philosophy, and popular literature. In his irreverent and popular question-and-answer style, Davis introduces and explains the great myths of the world, as well as the works of literature that have made them famous. In a single volume, he tackles Mesopotamia's Gilgamesh, the first hero in world mythology; Achilles and the Trojan War; Stonehenge and the Druids; Thor, the Nordic god of thunder; Chinese oracle bones; the use of peyote in ancient Native American rites; and the dramatic life and times of the man who would be Buddha. Ever familiar and instructive, Davis shows why the ancient tales of gods and heroes -- from Mount Olympus to Machu Picchu, from ancient Rome to the icy land of the Norse -- continue to speak to us today, in our movies, art, language, and music. For mythology novices and buffs alike, and for anyone who loves a good story, Don't Know Much About® Mythology is a lively and insightful look into the greatest stories ever told.
Category: Reference

Read On History

Author : Tina Frolund
ISBN : 9781610694322
Genre : Education
File Size : 73.96 MB
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Make history come alive! This book helps librarians and teachers as well as readers themselves find books they will enjoy—titles that will animate and explain the past, entertain, and expand their minds.
Category: Education

Don T Know Much About The Universe

Author : Kenneth C. Davis
ISBN : 006196588X
Genre : Science
File Size : 59.94 MB
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Who dug those canals on Mars? What was the biblical Star of Bethlehem? Were the pyramids built by extraterrestrials? From the ancients who charted the heavens to Star Trek, The X-Files, and Apollo 13, outer space has intrigued people through the ages. Yet most of us look up at the night sky and feel totally in the dark when it comes to the basic facts about the universe. Kenneth C. Davis steps into that void with a lively and readable guide to the discoveries, theories, and real people who have shed light on the mysteries and wonders of the cosmos. Discover why Einstein was such a genius, the truth behind a blue moon or two, the amazing secrets of Stonehenge, and even how one great astronomer lost his nose. With the fun question-and-answer format that has appealed to the millions of readers of his bestselling Don't Much About® series, you'll be taking off on an exciting armchair exploration of the solar system, the Milky Way, and beyond.
Category: Science

Don T Know Much About The Bible

Author : Kenneth C. Davis
ISBN : 9780061795596
Genre : Religion
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With wit, wisdom, and an extraordinary talent for turning dry, difficult reading into colorful and realistic accounts, the creator of the bestselling Don't Know Much About®, series now brings the world of the Old and New testaments to life as no one else can in the bestseller Don't Know Much About® The Bible. Relying on new research and improved translations, Davis uncovers some amazing questions and contradictions about what the Bible really says. Jericho's walls may have tumbled down because the city lies on a fault line. Moses never parted the Red Sea. There was a Jesus, but he wasn't born on Christmas and he probably wasn't an only child. Davis brings readers up-to-date on findings gleaned from the Dead Sea Scrolls and Gnostic Gospels that prompt serious scholars to ask such serious questions as: Who wrote the Bible? Did Jesus say everything we were taught he did? Did he say more? By examining the Bible historically, Davis entertains and amazes, provides a much better understanding of the subject, and offers much more fun learning about it.
Category: Religion

Krieg Und Frieden

Author : Lew Tolstoi
ISBN : 9783746007366
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 31.40 MB
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Es ist die Zeit der napoleonischen Kriege. Aus der Perspektive des russischen Adels beschreibt Lew Tolstoi die praktischen Folgen des häufigen Wechsels zwischen Krieg und Frieden für das Leben der russischen Bevölkerung. Der Bestseller »Krieg und Frieden« schildert historische Ereignisse und Schicksale der Hauptcharaktere über einen Zeitraum von sieben Jahren, von 1805 bis 1812. Detailgetreu schildert Lew Tolstoi das Geschehen in den gesellschaftlichen und militärischen Entscheidungszentren, aber auch das Alltagsleben in der Metropole Moskau. Der Roman lässt die Leser tief in das Leben des zaristischen Russlands eintauchen. »Krieg und Frieden« ist ein Klassiker der Weltliteratur.
Category: Fiction

Don T Know Much About Anything

Author : Kenneth C. Davis
ISBN : 0061251461
Genre : Reference
File Size : 43.17 MB
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In his wildly entertaining, winningly irreverent, New York Times bestselling Don't Know Much About® series, author Kenneth C. Davis has amused and edified us with fascinating facts about history, mythology, the Bible, the universe, geography, and the Civil War. Now, the sky's the limit in his latest irresistible installment—a grand tour of knowledge that carries us from the Great Smoky Mountains to the Berlin Wall, from the Salem Witch Trials to Watergate, from Michelangelo to Houdini. Brimming with busted myths, gripping true stories, and peculiar particulars about a plethora of people, places, and events, this captivating compendium is guaranteed to delight information lovers everywhere as it feeds our insatiable appetite to know everything!
Category: Reference