Turning Points in History, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615302735
  • ISBN-13: 9781615302734
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
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  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released March 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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The transformative power of various movements, voyages, conceits, and outright brainstorms are the focus of this provocative series. A true journey into modernity, this set delves into the facts surrounding landmark decisions, actions, and inventions that have advanced cultures, inspired humankind and forever changed the way the world works. Supplementing the text, which is categorized for easy referencing, are an array of photographs and illustrations that provide an unforgettable visual narrative. Readers will see the world in a while new light after learning about the social movements, inventions, explorers, and theories that have created our society's substrate. A detailed table of contents allows for leisure reading by subject and also acts a quick locator for research.

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Turning Points in History: The Britannica Guide to Explorers and Explorations That Changed the Modern World  (ISBN-10: 1615300651 | ISBN-13: 9781615300655)

There was a time when every voyage contained an element of the unknown. Today, however, the world spreads out before us carefully mapped and plotted. One must credit explorers with this transformation. Readers will devour these tales of explorers who have pushed geographic and personal boundaries, leaving virtually no corner of the globe off limits.

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Turning Points in History: The Britannica Guide to Inventions That Changed the Modern World  (ISBN-10: 1615300643 | ISBN-13: 9781615300648)

By their very nature, inventions change the status quo. The innovations highlighted in this book have done so in a most dramatic, memorable, or effective fashion. Through engaging narrative and accompanying images, this volume gives readers a deeper appreciation for the inventions that have made their lives easier, more aesthetically pleasing, or otherwise better.

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Turning Points in History: The Britannica Guide to Political Science and Social Movements That Changed the Modern World  (ISBN-10: 1615300627 | ISBN-13: 9781615300624)

Few forces are more powerful than a group of people united by a common cause. Collective objectives, known as movements, have been known to radically alter the course of human history. This book traces an array of important political and social movements from their inception to their apex, with plentiful side discussions of notable proponents.

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Turning Points in History: The Britannica Guide to Theories and Ideas That Changed the Modern World  (ISBN-10: 1615300635 | ISBN-13: 9781615300631)

There was a time when people assumed that the world was flat. Once an alternate theory was proposed, however, that conceit was challenged and, eventually, disproved. In short, theories and ideas can be potent agents of change—none more so than those that are extensively detailed in this book.

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