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Author Bragg, Melvyn, 1939-

Title 12 books that changed the world / Melvyn Bragg
Published London : Hodder & Stoughton, [2006]


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Description 372 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 24 cm
Contents Principia mathematica / Isacc Newton -- Married love / Marie Stopes -- Magna Carta -- The rule book of Association Football -- On the origin of species / Chales Darwin -- On the aboliton of the slave trade / William Wilberforce -- A vindication of the rights of women / Mary Wollstonecraft -- Experimental researches in electricity / Michael Faraday -- Patent specification for Arkwright's spinning machine / Richard Arkwright -- The King James bible / William Tyndale -- An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations / Adam Smith -- The first folio / William Shakespeare
Summary Throughout history there have been moments of vital importance that have taken place not on the battlefield, or in the palaces of power, or even in the violence of nature, but between the pages of a book. Here are famous books by Darwin, Newton and Shakespeare plus Marie Stopes, Mary Wollstonecraft, and the rules to an obscure ball game.
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Arkwright, Richard, Sir, 1732-1792.
Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882. On the origin of species.
Newton, Isaac, 1642-1727. Principia.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Plays.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Plays, author
Smith, Adam, 1723-1790. Inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations.
Stopes, Marie Carmichael, 1880-1958. Married love
Wilberforce, William, 1759-1833. On the abolition of the slave trade
Wollstonecraft, Mary, 1759-1797. Vindication of the rights of woman.
a Newton, Isaac, Sir, 1642-1727. Principia
Bible. English.
Magna Carta.
Best books.
Books and reading -- Great Britain.
Books and reading.
Civilization, Western.
Electricity -- History -- 19th century.
English literature -- History and criticism.
Soccer -- Rules -- History.
Spinning machinery.
LC no. 00004019
ISBN 0340839805 (hbk.)
0340839813 (trade pbk.)
9780340839805 (hbk.)
Other Titles Twelve books that changed the world