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0297870890
Book:Stranger than we can imagine : making sense of the twentieth century / John Higgs.:2015 Stranger than we can imagine : making sense of the twentieth century / John Higgs.
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Author: Higgs, John,
Publication year: 2015
Language: English
Media class: Book
Classification: 909.82
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780297870890 (hbk.) :
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
This is the story of the twentieth century told through the ideas produced at the furthest fringes of science, arts and culture. Its cast includes well-known geniuses such as Albert Einstein, Francis Crick and Pablo Picasso, as well as infamous but ne'er-do-wells including Timothy Leary, Aleister Crowley and Keith Richards.
Additional information: viii, 341 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
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Paperback:Stranger than we can imagine : making sense of the twentieth century:2016.
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This is a really interesting look at the developments of the twentieth century across the arts, sciences and philosophy, and written in a very readable style. The final part focuses on the impact on the twenty-first century. Well worth reading!
24/09/16
eileen58
West Sussex
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Paperback:Stranger than we can imagine : making sense of the twentieth century:2016.
Author: Higgs, John, author.
Year 2016.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Catalogue
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson,
Resource type: Physical
viii, 341 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm
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Hardback:Watling Street : travels through Britain and its ever-present past:2017.
Author: Higgs, John, author.
Year 2017.
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Content type: Catalogue
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson,
Resource type: Physical
371 pages : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white) ; 24 cm
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Interesting topic but contains far too much detail about authors and journalists.Attempts to act as
09/10/17
johnwickens
West Sussex
1780226551
Paperback:The KLF : the chaos, magic and the band who burned a million pounds:2013.
Author: Higgs, John, author.
Year 2013.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Phoenix,
Resource type: Physical
310 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 20 cm
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1474603483
Paperback:Watling Street : travels through Britain and its ever-present past:2018.
Author: Higgs, John, author.
Year 2018.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Catalogue
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson,
Resource type: Physical
371 pages : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white) ; 20 cm
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