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Title:
1000 makers of the millennium.
Author:
DK Publishing, Inc.
Edition:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : DK Pub., [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
256 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Summary:
Biographies of 1000 leaders, thinkers, scientists, inventors, artists, and writers who have had an impact on our world. Includes a timeline.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
1170 Lexile.
Genre:
Added Corporate Author:
ISBN:
9780789447098
Format :
Book

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The 1000 most remarkable individuals of the last 1000 years! Doers and thinkers, movers and shakers, rulers and writers, inventors and rebels, they're all here. Organized chronologically and covering the entire world for a truly multicultural approach, 1000 Makers of the Millennium tells the fascinating stories of the men and women who shaped the world we live in today. Lavishly illustrated in the best DK style, 1000 Makers of the Millennium also features thematic boxed features and a running timeline to place the biographies in their proper historical context. 1000 Makers of the Millennium will inform and delight young people and grown-ups alike as the dawn of a new millennium approaches.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4 Up-This biographical encyclopedia supplies brief entries about the lives and accomplishments of scientists, athletes, entertainers, political and religious leaders, explorers, soldiers, tycoons, artists, outlaws, etc. From Brian Boru, an Irish leader born in 941, to test-tube baby Louise Brown, born in 1978, subjects are arranged by date of birth, with those living in the 19th and 20th centuries taking up about two thirds of the list. The entries range from approximately 100 to 150 words each and tally important incidents, associates, and contributions in a succinct, lively way. A running time line and occasional boxed inserts ("The Renaissance," "Milestones in Medicine") create a thin but perceptible historical matrix for the sketches. Though cross-references make some connections, one of the book's weaknesses as a research tool is its lack of a subject or occupational index, so that children with topical assignments will be lost, unless they start with a list of specific names. Also, the large, plentiful illustrations include several for which content takes a back seat to visual impact-a melodramatic dime novel engraving of Buffalo Bill Cody gunning down a stereotyped Indian being a particularly poor choice. Still, the Eurocentric bias is evident but not overwhelming, the writing is often engaging, and the publishers have set up an interactive companion Web site. This may be poorly organized for reference, but browsers will be drawn to it as bees to honey.-John Peters, New York Public Library (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.