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An insight into the milestone and events that have shaped our world over the last 1000 years. Packed with key political, social and cultural developments, it charts the march of civilization and innovation through time in a sequence of world events. The chronological approach aim to make looking up and finding out simple. The charts and tables of unique comparisons and data provide at-a-glance reference. Anecdotes give light-hearted information while special feature pages highlight key periods, events or inventions.
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Russell Ash is the uncontested king of lists. Not simply a career, listmaking is his legend, facts his friends, statistics his sanctuary, trivia his triumph.
He was descended from a family of craftsmen who were London goldsmiths and silversmiths for several generations since the 17th century -- the most notable being Claudius Ash (1792-1854), one of the principal inventors of false teeth. His father was a bookbinder at the British Museum. Born in 1946, educated at Bedford Modern School, Mr. Ash attended Durham University where he earned a Joint Honours BA in Anthropology and Geology.
Russell Ash began his career in publishing as a picture researcher in 1967; he moved on in 1973 to establish his own publishing company, Ash & Grant, and was a director of Weidenfeld & Nicholson and Pavilion Books. Mr. Ash has spent most of the past 30 years as a freelance writer and contributor to almost 100 non-fiction titles on such subjects as art (particularly the Impressionists and other late nineteenth-century painters), animals real and fictitious (he is the official "biographer" of Paddington Bear), and humor.
He has compiled various award-winning popular reference titles, including the perennial bestselling Top Ten of Everything, which has also inspired a weekly network children's television series in the UK (in which he appears). He has also written Incredible Comparisons, which features a variety of fascinating objects side by side with accompanying statistics. The World in One Day is his 1997 bestseller for children, chronicling all the facts about daily life. His latest children's book, Factastic Millennium Facts, is packed with intriguing information and entertaining anecdotes covering the key worldwide political, social , and cultural events of the last 1,000 years.
Russell Ash is currently an author, occasional journalist, and packager of books in the UK and US. He lives in a large Victorian house (which he is restoring) in Sussex, England with his wife, daughter, and two sons. He has recently returned to the family tradition by learning the craft of silversmithing.Review:
[A] very interesting book...one that will encourage readers, young and old, to go back to it again and again. (Sally Bender Brandon Sun 2000-07-31)
Russell Ash has charted some of the most important and also unusual and unfamiliar milestones of the last millennium in this collection ... This book would be a valuable addition to the school or public library for those interested in historical trivia. (Victoria Pennell Resource Links 2000-04-01)
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