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National Geographic Eyewitness to the 20th Century
by National Geographic / Hardcover - 400 pages (1999) / Natl Geo. Society
Experience 100 years of monumental change from the unique perspective an organization that contributed to, witnessed, and documented it all, in this lavishly illustrated, one-of-a-kind family reference. 600 photos. This is a rich compilation of photographs, essays, and timelines, breaking the 20th century up into decade-long sections such as "The Age of Big Business" (1900 to 1909) and "Challenging the Establishment" (1960 to 1969).
Icons of the 20th Century: 200 Men and Women Who Have Made a Difference
by Barbara Cady / Hardcover - 418 pages (1998) / Overlook Press
Who becomes a legend most? For more than two years, a panel composed of such arbiters of culture as Leo Castelli, Rita Dove, Bruce Jenner, Joyce Carol Oates, Daniel Schorr, Gay Talese, Pierre Trudeau, and Eli Wallach pondered that question and came up with a list of the 200 most important icons of the 20th century.   One can hardly think of a better way to take stock of the dramatic events, advances, and--arguably--declines that have shaped the human experience over the past 100 years.

ON THE WEB:
20th Century Inventions
How an explosion of inventions changed our lives in the 20TH Century. A ThinkQuest Project.
(URL: library.thinkquest.org/21798/data/tqmainsite/alphabet/)
Interfaces: The Century's Top 10
The world we experience is increasingly defined by the intermediaries between us and our machines. Betcha can't make it through the day without using all 10.
(URL: www.technologyreview.com/Hardware/wtr_11992,294,p1.html?PM=GO)
Newseum's Stories of the Century
The survey's contentious results suggest as much about how survey voters see themselves today, poised on the brink of a new millennium, as they reveal about how the nation sees the past 100 years. Some 36,000 people cast ballots in Stories of the Century: The Nation Votes, sponsored by USA WEEKEND and the Newseum, the interactive museum of news. Both news and history, it turns out, are in the eye of the beholder.
(URL: www.newseum.org/century/finalresults.htm)
Person of the Century
From Time magazine.
(URL: www.time.com/time/time100/poc/index.html)


 DID YOU KNOW?
 

  • Time has long been a major subject of science, philosophy and art. The measurement of time has also occupied scientists and technologists, and was a prime motivation in astronomy. Time is also a matter of significant social importance, having economic value as well as personal value, due to an awareness of the limited time in each day and in our lives.
 
 
   
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