A History of Just about Everything: 180 Events, People and Inventions That Changed the World

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Kids Can Press Ltd, Aug 1, 2013 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 123 pages
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From Buddha and Muhammad to King and Mandela, from the discovery of fire to the invention of the World Wide Web, and from Romeo and Juliet to Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, this is a thorough and thoroughly entertaining compendium of important people and events.
 

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Contents

A walk through history
7
BCE Sail invented
13
BCE Buddha is born
19
Da Vinci paints Mona Lisa
41
Mughal Empire begins
44
Copernicus shows Earth orbits the Sun
45
Gilbert explains electricity and magnetism
48
Jamestown becomes first colony in America
49
Cook explores the Pacific Ocean
53
American Revolution
54
Mozart composes
55
Volta invents electric battery
58
Rutherford splits the atom
79
Wall Street crashes
85
World War II
92
Suleiman rules the Ottoman Empire 44
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Kepler publishes his laws of planetary motion
50
Newton invents physics
51
Defeat of the French in Canada
52
Appert develops first canned food 56
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Marconi sends radio signal across Atlantic 70
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communism 78
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Elizabeth MacLeod has written many children's books, including nine titles in the Snapshots Biography series, numerous titles in the Kids Can Read, Kids Books Of and Kids Can Do It series, Why Do Horses Have Manes?, What Did Dinosaurs Eat?, and Monster Fliers. She lives in Toronto.

Frieda Wishinsky is the award-winning author of over forty books for young people. She loves humor, history and exploring new ways to tell a story. Frieda was raised and educated in New York City, where she earned a BA in International Relations and a Master of Science in Special Education. Frieda's books have been nominated for international awards, earned critical praise, and have been featured in magazines and newspapers around the world, including The London Times, The Observer and The New York Times. Frieda lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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