Timeline Web Resources
Great Idea Finder
from The Great Idea Finder
ON THE BOOHSHELF:
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).
of the 20th Century: 200 Men and Women Who Have Made a Difference
by Barbara Cady / Hardcover - 418 pages (1998) /
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
ON THE WEB:
How an explosion of inventions changed our lives in the 20TH Century. A ThinkQuest
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.
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.
Person of the
From Time magazine.
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