Friday, December 14, 2012

Five notable books on lists, charts, and compendia of facts

One title on the Barnes & Noble Review's list of five top books on lists, charts, and compendia of facts:
A History of the World in 100 Objects
by Neil MacGregor

The director of the British Museum offers a dazzling tour through the human past as he and his curators dive into the world-renowned institution's treasure trove of artifacts. From an Olduvai hand-axe to a chronometer from Darwin's ship The Beagle, MacGregor's inventory of these items is one readers can return to time and again, continually finding fresh insights about where we've been, and where we might be heading.
Read about another book on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue