In Our Time

Download or Read eBook In Our Time PDF written by Melvyn Bragg and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2011-12-21 with total page 608 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
In Our Time

Book Synopsis In Our Time by : Melvyn Bragg

Melvyn Bragg's In Our Time series regularly enlightens and entertains substantial audiences on BBC Radio 4. For this book he has selected episodes which reflect the diversity of the radio programmes, and takes us on an amazing tour through the history of ideas, from philosophy, physics and history to religion, literature and biology. We can discover the reasons for the fall of the Byzantine empire, and why women were persecuted as witches in the seventeenth century. What happened in the peasants' revolt? What shape is the origin of life? Where does our calendar come from? We can unearth the influence of great Islamic thinkers, prime numbers, Socrates and Tectonic plates. Melvyn Bragg orchestrates the ideas of leading academics in each field so that the dynamic and lively discussion from the programmes comes through vividly on the page. In Our Time brings to life the signposts of history, the moments that significantly changed the world as we know it, and the individuals and ideas that made us what we are today.

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  • Total Pages – 608
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781444742855
  • ISBN-13 – 144474285X

In Our Time

Download or Read eBook In Our Time PDF written by Ernest Hemingway and published by . This book was released on 1925 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
In Our Time

Book Synopsis In Our Time by : Ernest Hemingway

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  • Total Pages – 228
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  • ISBN-10 – STANFORD:36105044940497
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In Our Time

Download or Read eBook In Our Time PDF written by Melvyn Bragg and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2018-10-04 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
In Our Time

Book Synopsis In Our Time by : Melvyn Bragg

'Bragg gives short shrift to pretension of any kind, while remaining stalwart in his search for knowledge. His methodology in In Our Time is... not unlike that of a man throwing a stick at a dog: he chucks his questions ahead, and if the chosen academic fails to bring it right back, he chides them. He retains enough of his bluff Cumbrian origins not to be taken in by gambolling and tweedy high spirits.' - Will Self, from a February 2010 issue of London Review of Books In Our Time has been the cornerstone of broadcasting every Thursday morning on BBC Radio 4 for the past twenty years, with over 800 episodes since its launch in October 1998. Presented by one of Britain’s greatest champions of the arts, Melvyn Bragg, the show explores ideas across history, religion, philosophy, science and culture. With a vast array of contributors from the world of academia, such as Mary Beard, Angie Hobbs and Diarmaid MacCulloch, it is one of Radio 4’s most successful programmes, attracting a weekly live audience exceeding 2 million listeners, and, per episode, it is one of the world’s most downloaded podcasts. To honour this majoranniversary of BBC broadcasting, this beautifully illustrated book provides a lively and colourful guide to fifty of the most captivating discussions from the past two decades of In Our Time, as chosen by Melvyn and the producer Simon Tillotson and influenced by listeners who have recommended their favourite programmes from those years. Highlights include ‘Romulus and Remus’, ‘The Death of Elizabeth I’, ‘Ada Lovelace’, ‘The Gin Craze’, the ‘Epic of Gilgamesh’ and ‘The Salem Witch Trials’, and there are additional behind-the-scenes insights, peppered with Melvyn Bragg’s remarks both on and off air. This is a captivating gift for all fans and a celebration of this iconic series.

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  • Publisher – Simon and Schuster
  • Total Pages – 352
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781471174506
  • ISBN-13 – 1471174506

Revolution in Our Time: The Black Panther Party’s Promise to the People

Download or Read eBook Revolution in Our Time: The Black Panther Party’s Promise to the People PDF written by Kekla Magoon and published by Candlewick Press. This book was released on 2021-11-08 with total page 401 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Revolution in Our Time: The Black Panther Party’s Promise to the People

Book Synopsis Revolution in Our Time: The Black Panther Party’s Promise to the People by : Kekla Magoon

The Panthers' march on the California capitol on May 2, 1967, marked a significant turning point-the moment when the Black Panthers' posture of armed self defense became a matter of national awareness. This new militancy rolled across the American landscape like an earthquake, trembling the foundation of the republic. On the surface, such an earthquake seems quite sudden. It catches people off guard. The ground begins to roll, and it is all too easy to lose footing. Solid things, things designed to be immovable, tilt suddenly, casting all confidence askew. In moments of nervousness and fear, when the ground is shaking and it feels as if the world might come crashing down, sometimes people forget that earthquakes are, in fact, not sudden. Nor do serious political movements arise in one fell swoop. Nothing happens overnight. The major turning points of history are seismic, born of eons of slightly shifting geologic plates. They do not emerge from nowhere. They are born of deep unrest. Book jacket.

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  • Total Pages – 401
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781536214185
  • ISBN-13 – 1536214183

The Book of Common Prayer

Download or Read eBook The Book of Common Prayer PDF written by Church of England and published by Everyman's Library CLASSICS. This book was released on 1999 with total page 680 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Book of Common Prayer

Book Synopsis The Book of Common Prayer by : Church of England

The Anglican Church worship and liturgy.

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  • Publisher – Everyman's Library CLASSICS
  • Total Pages – 680
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  • ISBN-10 – UCBK:C068241785
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