Author: Peter Stepan
Now available in an updated and revised edition, Photos that Changed the World gathers together images of pivotal moments in world history in one stunning volume. In lavish two-page spreads, this book presents nearly one hundred of history's most memorable photographs -- from the Wright Brothers' first flight to the bombing of Pearl Harbor, from Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech to Nelson Mandela's release from prison, and from the inauguration of President Barack Obama to the Syrian refugee crisis. The volume features pictures from photography masters such as Lewis Hine, Dorothea Lange, Yousuf Karsh, Diane Arbus, and James Nachtwey, as well as iconic images from lesser-known and unknown photojournalists. Photos that Changed the World has been updated to include indelible images of the most significant recent events. Engaging essays accompany each photograph and tell the story behind each image.
Author: Roberto Mottadelli
Publisher: White Star Publishers
Great moments in history captured in 100 photographs! From the opening of King Tut s tomb to the Wright Brothers first flight, from the mushroom cloud made by the atomic bomb in Nagasaki to the first moon landing, these 100 pictures record some of history s most iconic moments. They remind us that photography not only chronicles major events around the world, but also serves as a means of raising awareness and changing public opinion. This expertly collated book, which includes detailed commentary on each image, is truly unmissable."
An Updated Edition of LIFE's Classic Book
Author: Editors of Life
Can a still image change the way people feel and act concerning the world they live in? It surely can, often has, and still does today. The power of pictures is celebrated in this portfolio of the most forceful still images of all time. Robert Capa's dispatches from the beach at Normandy and Joe Rosenthal's photographic report of Iwo Jima stirred a nation as in quite an opposite way did Eddie Adams' and Larry Burrows' searing imagery from Vietnam. LIFE thinks outside the box in this book: Did Marilyn Monroe's pinup change the world? Did Harry Benson's photography of the Beatles deplaning in New York in 1964 alter our cultural focus? The pictures in this book are sometimes beautiful, often striking, and undeniably powerful. On occasion, our arguments are provocative, even controversial. How does LIFE view 9/11? Abu Ghraib? The murders long ago in Mississippi so recently brought to justice? LIFE views these things, not in a political sense, but in the way pictures spoke the story. A fascinating volume, brought up to date.
Pivotal Events that Changed the World
Author: Nicholas Yapp
Publisher: National Geographic Books
More than three hundred photographs from the archives of Getty Images and National Geographic capture one hundred days that represent pivotal moments of the past 150 years, including Lincoln's assassination, the 1929 Wall Street crash, Kristallnacht, Chernobyl, September 11, and other events and personalities who shaped the world. 125,000 first printing.
The Most Influential Images of All Time
Author: Time Magazine Editors
Publisher: Time Home Entertainment
Since its inception, TIME magazine has been synonymous not just with outstanding journalism, but also with outstanding photography. Now, to mark the 175th anniversary of photography and the birth of photojournalism, the Editors of TIME magazine are publishing this companion book to the groundbreaking digital celebration of photography that TIME.com will be mounting online, displaying the most influential photographs of all time. While they may not be the most famous or well-known photographs, each one is unique for the way in which it changed, influenced, or commemorated a particular world event. From the first sports photograph to ever win the Pulitzer Prize - that of Babe Ruth at Yankee Stadium to the photograph of Student Neda Agha-Soltan's death during Iran's 2009 election protests, each of the photographs in 100 Photographs: The Most Influential Images of All Time is significant in how it forever changed how we live, learn, communicate, and in many cases, view the world.
The Twenty Clashes that Changed the World
Author: Dr. James Lacey,Williamson Murray
Two leading military historians present a case for what they have identified as the 20 most crucial battles of all time, explaining how each conflict represents a historical epoch that triggered profound transformations and significantly shaped the development of the modern world.
Music That Changed the World
Author: Robbie Robertson,Jim Guerinot,Jared Levine,Sebastian Robertson
Publisher: Tundra Books (NY)
This text is a tribute to more than two dozen legendary music artists who significantly influenced the landscape of music for generations to come, from Ray Charles and Bob Dylan to Chuck Berry and Johnny Cash. Part memoir, part tribute, and all great storytelling, Music industry veterans Robbie Robertson, Jim Guerinot, Jared Levine, and Sebastian Robertson invite readers to share with them in celebrating twenty-seven musical legends.
The Fate of the Fruit that Changed the World
Author: Dan Koeppel
Category: Business & Economics
From its early beginnings in Southeast Asia, to the machinations of the United Fruit Company in Costa Rica and Central America, the banana's history and its fate as a victim of fungus are explored.
From the Earliest Cave Paintings to the Innovation of the IPod
Author: Scott Christianson
From primitive cave paintings to deciphering the DNA helix, this chronological guide describes the important sketches, plans and drawings that had profound and dramatic effects on history and the way people viewed the world. 50,000 first printing.
A Biography Of The Fish That Changed The World
Author: Mark Kurlansky
Publisher: Vintage Canada
Wars have been fought over it, revolutions have been spurred by it, national diets have been based on it, economies have depended on it, and the settlement of North America was driven by it. Cod, it turns out, is the reason Europeans set sail across the Atlantic, and it is the only reason they could. What did the Vikings eat in icy Greenland and on the five expeditions to America recorded in the Icelandic sagas? Cod -- frozen and dried in the frosty air, then broken into pieces and eaten like hardtack. What was the staple of the medieval diet? Cod again, sold salted by the Basques, an enigmatic people with a mysterious, unlimited supply of cod. Cod is a charming tour of history with all its economic forces laid bare and a fish story embellished with great gastronomic detail. It is also a tragic tale of environmental failure, of depleted fishing stocks where once the cod's numbers were legendary. In this deceptively whimsical biography of a fish, Mark Kurlansky brings a thousand years of human civilization into captivating focus. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Briefs that Changed the World
Author: Linda H. Edwards
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
An innovative and riveting look at briefs from a highly respected author that can be used a primary text in an advanced legal writing class or as a secondary text in a basic legal writing course. The chapters can be taken in any order. In the first part of the book, individual chapters cover advanced legal writing topics such as rhetoric, voice, emotion, metaphor, and narrative. The second part of the book introduces famous cases, with the story of each case. Chapter introductions provide interesting insights, such as historical context, the story of the case and of the litigation of it, information about the lawyers who wrote the briefs on both sides, what the courts decided, and, where relevant, about what has happened since. Compelling content makes it easy to engage students while photos throughout enliven the text. Features: Highly respected author Flexibility can be used as core text in advanced legal writing with other materials secondary text in a basic legal writing course chapters can be taken in any order High-interest, engaging content Each chapter focuses on important legal writing topics rhetoric voice emotion metaphor narrative Features famous case Chapter introductions with compelling insights historical context the story of the case and its litigation information about the lawyers who wrote the briefs on both sides what the courts decided what has happened since Full-text cases and briefs offered on a companion website Photos that enliven the text
Author: James P. Womack,Daniel T. Jones,Daniel Roos,Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Business & Economics
Examines Japan's innovative, highly successful production methods
Author: Jack Challoner
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
Presents a review of technological innovations and inventions, from the ancient world to the present day.
History's Greatest Breakthroughs, Inventions, and Theories
Author: The Editors of TIME
Category: Social Science
From the light bulb, automobile and computer to vaccinations and tectonic theory, TIME reports on the most significant scientific and technological breakthroughs — in the form of ideas, inventions and discoveries — that have driven human progress. This book is both mentally and visually stimulating, showcasing beautiful and illuminating photographs, illustrations and graphics. Taking a look back through the most influential ideas that have changed the course of history, this book will take readers on an inspiring journey. From the early telescopes of Galileo to the forefront of American industry with Henry Ford's assembly line, TIME explores the worlds of those bright thinkers that shaped the future.
Author: Jennifer Croll
Publisher: Prestel Pub
What did Vogue's first cover look like? When did film stars become part of the fashion industry? What led to the development of ready-to-wear clothing? How did the paintings of Mondrian, Dalí and Warhol end up on the runway? These and other questions are answered in this eye-opening look at different aspects of the history of fashion--from Elizabeth I's "Mask of Youth," to Lady Gaga's "meat dress." Arranged by topic, the lavishly illustrated chapters explore themes such as war and the military; ready-to wear; fashion in film, art, and sports; celebrity; gay and lesbian fashion; globalization; and the internet. Fashion That Changed the World digs into a multitude of social, economic, and cultural factors that changed the course of fashion over the last few hundred years.
From Magna Carta to WikiLeaks
Author: Scott Christianson
Publisher: Pavilion Books
100 Documents That Changed the World brings together the most important written agreements, declarations and statements in history. The documents included here have changed the course of history by rewriting laws, granting freedoms and laying out constitutions. But as well as official charters and presidential proclamations, there are also the hand-written documents that have gone on to shape the way we think, the scrawled notes that mark breakthroughs in the worlds of science and technology, and the annotated manuscripts that have become literary landmarks. Documents included: Magna Carta (1215); Shakespeare’s First Folio (1623); Declaration of independence (1776); Constitution of the United States (1787); Louisiana Purchase (1803); Darwin’s Evolutionary Tree (1837); Gettysburg Address (1863); Treaty of Versailles (1919); German Surrender (1945); Martin Luther King, Jr's “I Have A Dream” speech (1963); First Website (1991); Edward Snowden Files (2013).
Legendary Photographs, Adventures, and Discoveries that Changed the World
Author: Mark Collins Jenkins
Publisher: National Geographic Books
Depicts the last 125 years of history through the unforgettable images that appeared in National Geographic, from the organization's beginning as a scientific club to it's growth into other disciplines inlcuding space exploration, climatology and archaeology.
Design Museum Fifty
Author: Design Museum Enterprise Limited
Publisher: Hachette UK
Everything around us is designed and the word 'design' has become part of our everyday experience. But how much do we know about it? Fifty Dresses That Changed the World imparts that knowledge listing the top 50 dresses that have made a substantial impact in the world of British design today. From the 1915 Delphos Pleated dress to Hussein Chalayan's 2007 LED dress, each entry offers a short appraisal to explore what has made their iconic status and the designers that give them a special place in design history.
The Colour that Changed the World
Author: Catherine Legrand
Gloriously pieced together, much like the fine garments it portrays, this colourful volume takes the reader on an international tour of indigo-coloured textiles, presenting a huge swathe of remarkable clothing, people and fabric. Catherine Legrand, who has spent over twenty years travelling and researching the subject, has a deep knowledge of the ancient techniques, patterns and clothing traditions that characterize ethnic textile design, knowledge that she deploys to great effect in seven chapters exploring the production of Indigo textiles throughout America, China, India, Africa, Central Asia, Japan and Laos/Vietnam, and the men and women behind them. This profusely illustrated photographic survey features more than 500 photographs, faithfully laid out to reproduce Catherines actual travel notebooks, and is completed by specially commissioned drawings that provide close-ups on patterns and clothes.
Author: Life Magazine
Publisher: Time Home Entertainment
Category: Civilization, Modern
This collection of photographs captures the moments that changed our modern world. The pictures are sometimes beautiful, often striking - and undeniably powerful.