The Handy Art History Answer Book

Author: Madelynn Dickerson
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ISBN: 1578594170
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"The major art pieces, most important artists, and significant artistic movements from 35,000 BCE to today are collected together in this easy to read resource on art history. Continuing in the tradition of the standout Handy Answer Book reference series, this book not only the covers the development of Western art, but also the history of art across the globe. An overview of art--its history, techniques, materials, forms, colors, style, the nature of artistic expression, and how to look at art--is followed by examinations of the main periods and movements of art history. The book both explains and shows important elements, influences, artists, and masterworks of era and the world events and cultures that influenced and changed them through nearly 150 color images of indispensable masterworks. This accessible and entertaining resource for readers with a casual interest in art history as well as industry professionals also includes a glossary of terms to demystify jargon and explain theory"--

The Handy Art History Answer Book

Author: Madelynn Dickerson
Editor: Visible Ink Press
ISBN: 1578594626
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The major art pieces, most important artists, and significant artistic movements from 35,000 BCE to today are collected together in this easy to read resource on art history. Continuing in the tradition of the standout Handy Answer Book reference series, this book not only the covers the development of Western art, but also the history of art across the globe. An overview of art—its history, techniques, materials, forms, colors, style, the nature of artistic expression, and how to look at art—is followed by examinations of the main periods and movements of art history. The book both explains and shows important elements, influences, artists, and masterworks of era and the world events and cultures that influenced and changed them through nearly 150 color images of indispensable masterworks. This accessible and entertaining resource for readers with a casual interest in art history as well as industry professionals also includes a glossary of terms to demystify jargon and explain theory.

The Handy American History Answer Book

Author: David Hudson
Editor: Visible Ink Press
ISBN: 1578595460
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Early civilizations, Native Americans, the English colonies, slavery, the American Revolution, the Declaration of Independence, and the Bill of Rights begin the journey and lay the foundation for the United States of today. The Handy American History Answer Book takes a walk through the economic, political, and social forces, as well as the military conflicts that created, changed, and built the United States. It explains the impact of the biggest events, the wars, the presidents, lesser-known personalities and figures, sports, music, and much more. This handy primer is a captivating, concise, and convenient history of America and Americans. From Washington to the microchip, Columbus to modern terrorist threats, the Anasazi to the iPhone, The Handy American History Answer Book traces the development of the nation, including the impact of the Civil War, the discovery of gold in California, the inventions, the political and economic crises, and the technology transforming modern culture today. It answers nearly 900 commonly asked questions and offers fun facts about American, its history, and people, including What was the Lost Colony? Who were the robber barons? Was the U.S. mainland attacked during World War II? What was Reaganomics? How many states recognize same-sex marriages?

The Handy Military History Answer Book

Author: Samuel Willard Crompton
Editor: Visible Ink Press
ISBN: 1578595495
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Brutality and fear. Heroism and sacrifice. Military history is a fascinating, complex, and often contradictory subject. War and fighting between tribes, clans, groups and countries has been with us forever. Great leaders, great villains, pivotal moments and events become transformative, causing political, social, and technological upheavals, which were often built on the foundation of war. The Handy Military History Answer Book is a captivating, concise, and convenient look at how the world, the United States, and the lives we lead today have been changed by war and the military. The weapons, leaders, soldiers, battles, tactics, strategies, blunders, technologies, and outcomes are all examined in this powerful primer on the military, its history—and world history. From early Greeks and Romans to Genghis Kahn and other great conquering militaries of the past, continuing on through the civil wars and world wars that shaped the boundaries of today’s nations, and to the modern weapons, technologies, guerrilla warfare, and terrorism currently reported in the nightly news, this book investigates everything from the smallest miscalculations and maneuvers to the biggest invasions and battles, as well as the cutting-edge technologies and firepower that led to victories and helped change the world. The Handy Military History Answer Book looks at the who, the what, the why, and the how of conflicts throughout history. It answers over 1,100 questions, from the mostly widely asked to the more obscure, such as: Who cast the first stone (of human history)? Who were the "Sea Peoples?" Is there anything to the story of Ancient Troy? Could Alexander the Great have conquered the early Roman Republic? How wealthy would each of Alexander's men been had the treasure at Persepolis been divided? How many Romans lost their lives at the Battle of Cannae? Why did people underestimate Julius Caesar when he was in his thirties? How many men, and auxiliary fighters, were there in a Roman legion? Was the Battle of Actium truly decisive? And what way? Which precious metal did the Vikings prefer above all others? Do we even have his name--Genghis Khan--right? Who employed the composite bow with greater effectiveness: the Arabs or the Turks? Why did Pope Urban II go to central France in 1095? Where did Richard the Lion-Heart get his nickname? Why on earth did Hitler code-name his invasion of Russia for a German emperor who drowned? Who was the greater wit: Voltaire or King Frederick the Great? About whom did King George II remark: "Mad, is he? Well I hope he bites some of my other generals?" What great poet spent years gathering food and wine for the Spanish Armada? What was the price for King Francis' freedom, in 1526? How long did it take to learn how to use the longbow? What was the largest of the cannon brought by the Ottoman Turks to the siege of Constantinople Who took over when Genghis Khan died (after a fall from his horse)? What did the Franciscan monks say when they returned from Karakorum? Was Napoleon really not French? Who won the Battle of the Nile, and how? Where was the world's first submarine deployed? When did George Washington have to alter all his plans: and how did he go about making the change? How many people died at the Siege of Fort Sumter? What was the worst day of the Civil War, in the Far West? When were balloons first deployed in warfare? Where did the name "Uncle Sam" come from? What signals did Paul Revere watch for on the evening of April 18, 1775? What did Rasputin have to say about the approach of the First World War? How close did Hitler come to victory at Moscow in 1941? What ten days decided the outcome of World War II? What was so special about the B-24? When did the Cold War commence? What was the last action of the Yom Kippur War? What role did Colin Powell play in the run-up to war in Iraq?

The Handy History Answer Book

Author: Stephen A. Werner
Editor: Visible Ink Press
ISBN: 1578597250
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From the Origin of Humans to Today ... All in One Volume! Highlights. Low lights. The twists and turns of social, political, and cultural history gathered in one fun and fascinating title! The Handy History Answer Book: From the Stone Age to the Digital Age takes a riveting walk through the ages, looking at the most important events of the past 5,000 years, including wars, disasters, pandemics, births, lives, and more. It supplies context to the past with a wealth of information on invention, philosophy, science, politics, culture, sports, business, law, media, and religion. A concise guide to all things historical, this feast of facts and compelling stories recounts the revolutionary ideas, acts, and inventions that changed the world. It surveys significant people, times, and events worldwide, with a special focus on U.S. history from its beginnings to the present. Fully revised and updated, this new edition of The Handy History Answer Book answers over 1,600 of the most frequently asked, most interesting, and unusual history questions, including ... What was the Stone Age? Why was Julius Caesar murdered? What are the origins of the religion of Islam? Why is the COVID-19 pandemic so significant? Why is the shamrock the symbol of St. Patrick? What is the legacy of the Crusades today? What are England’s royal “houses”? Did Marie Antoinette really say, “Let them eat cake”? When did people first migrate to North America? Who are the Cajuns? What is the Hubble Space Telescope? What were the first political parties in the United States? Who was Black Elk? When did chain stores first appear? Were the Nazi’s socialists? How long have hurricanes been given names? Who was Typhoid Mary? What happened at Pearl Harbor? What was the Bataan Death March? What is NATO? What is habeas corpus? Who was Emmett Till? Who was Genghis Khan? What was the triangular trade? Who is called the “Father of the Interstate System”? Who is Bernie Madoff? Who were the Wobblies? What was the Beat movement? Who is Ralph Nader?? What is the Occupy movement? What is the strongest earthquake ever measured? What happened on Apollo 13? What is Gray’s Anatomy? What is origin of Listerine®? What is the problem with antibiotics today? Who developed the first MRI machine? How does it work? What are the Ivy League colleges? Who were the Brothers Grimm? Why does the Leaning Tower of Pisa lean? What was the Motion Picture Production Code? Which entertainers were in the Rat Pack? Who wrote the first computer program? What is unique about the Trump presidency? If “History doesn't repeat itself but it often rhymes” (as Mark Twain is reputed to have said) then The Handy History Answer Book is a lyrical and poetic treat. Clear, concise, and straightforward, this informative primer is a resource for brushing up on the events, terms, and history-makers many of us remember from school but can’t completely recall. Wide-ranging and comprehensive with nearly 250 illustrations, this information-rich tome also includes a helpful bibliography and an extensive index, adding to its usefulness. A perfect companion for history buffs of all ages.

The Handy History Answer Book

Author: Rebecca Ferguson
Editor: Visible Ink Press
ISBN: 1578592631
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All things must pass. In an understatement of historic proportions, quite a few things have passed since the end of the last millennium. Some of the history-making events include the election of George W. Bush, the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and wars in Afghanistan and Iraq; spectacular images from probes in outer space, medical advances and debate, and many new scientific discoveries on Earth; a devastating earthquake in Iran and the deadly tsunami in Asia; the downfall of Enron and the comeback of Apple, not to mention the dot.com bubble burst and whatever happened to the budget surplus?. Whew! A new era has taken shape, and The Handy History Answer Book records it. A concise guide to all things historical, Handy History addresses people, times, and events in a wide-ranging and comprehensive manner, complemented by nearly 200 illustrations and, for those who like their history instant, a chronology of major events. Beginning with a section on historical eras, this popular reference source tracks history with obsessive zeal and tight editing. The Handy History Answer Book organizes information in thirteen specific subject sections ranging from politics to war to science to religion. It tackles exploration and settlement, technological advances, legal fireworks, financial and business events, social movements, natural and man-made disasters, medicine and disease, and art and culture. Along the way you'll meet a cast of thousands, including Socrates (an early advocate of the question-and-answer format) and Plato, Elvis Presley, and Thomas Edison, four guys who'd be real fun together at a dinner party. The Handy History Answer Book is a fingertip, time-traveling guide through the pages of history.

The Handy History Answer Book

Author: David L Hudson
Editor: Visible Ink Press
ISBN: 1578594316
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Our country and the world is changing fast, and a knowledge of history helps us understand the hows, whats, and whys of modern civilization. Fully revised and updated, this new edition of The Handy History Answer Book answers over 1,000 how-what-why questions. A concise guide to all things historical, this feast of facts and compelling stories recounts the revolutionary ideas, acts, and inventions that have changed the world from the Stone Age through the 21st century. Open the pages of this historical guide and get ready for an exciting journey. From Neanderthal Man to sports, from the Trojan War to the Arab Spring, from the Hippocratic Oath to the Internet, this is the perfect companion for history buffs of any age and a resource for learning—and brushing up on—the events, terms, and history makers. A concise guide to all things historical, this feast of facts and compelling stories recounts the revolutionary ideas, acts, and inventions that have changed the world. Beginning with a section on historical eras, this popular reference source tracks history and organizes information in 13 specific subject sections, ranging from politics and war to science and religion. It tackles exploration and settlement, technological advances, legal fireworks, financial and business events, social movements, natural and man-made disasters, medicine and disease, and art and culture. From the Stone Age to sports, from the Trojan War to the Arab Spring, and from the Hippocratic Oath to the internet, this is the perfect companion for history buffs of any age.

The Handy History Answer Book

Author: Rebecca N. Ferguson
Editor: Visible Ink Press
ISBN: 9781578591701
Size: 10,72 MB
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The Handy History Answer Book answers over 1,000 how-what-why questions. A concise guide to all things historical, this feast of facts and compelling stories recounts the revolutionary ideas, acts, and inventions that have changed the world from the Stone Age through the 21st century. This is the perfect companion for history buffs of any age and a resource for learning-and brushing up on-the events, terms, and history makers. Open the pages of this historical guide and get ready for an exciting journey.

The Handy Islam Answer Book

Author: John Renard
Editor: Visible Ink Press
ISBN: 1578595436
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In an age of continued Middle East volatility, religious extremists, and terrorist threats, the mere mention of Islam and Muslims too often provokes misunderstanding and even rancor. Often overlooked are the important links between the Qur'an and the Bible. Also ignored are the significant historical overlap between Islamic interpretation of history with those of Christianity and Judaism, including the monotheistic belief in a single God. Islam is too often confusing and even opaque to those unfamiliar with it. The Handy Islam Answer Book, is clearly and eloquently written by John Renard, Ph.D., a scholar of Islam with more than 40 years of research and teaching experience. He provides detailed descriptions of the history, beliefs, symbols, rituals, observations, customs, leaders, and organization of the world’s second largest religion. Renard explains the significance of the Five Pillars, Muhammad, various sects, the Qur'an, Islamic law, and much more. This engaging primer is a resource for reliable information about Islam and Muslims and it brings an understanding of the shared humanity that joins Muslims and non-Muslims far more deeply than cultural or religious differences separate them. Truly a must-have reference for our changing and trying times, this user-friendly guide answers nearly 800 questions and offers fun facts that cover Islamic history, religious practices, and Muslim cultural perspectives, including … • When did Islam begin? • Why is Mecca a holy city for Muslims? • Do Muslims worship Muhammad? • What was the fate of Medieval Christian pilgrims to the Holy Land? • What do Muslims mean by the term "Allah"? • What does the crescent moon and star symbol mean to Muslims? • What is the Muslim “call to prayer”? Is it similar to “church bells”? • Do Muslims believe that God “tests” people? • Does Muhammad play a role in Islamic spirituality in a manner similar to Jesus’ role in Christianity? • Is jihad a legal concept for Muslims? • Is it true that Muhammad both preached and engaged in military campaigns? • Do Muslims, Christians, and Jews worship the “same God”? • Why do Jews, Christians, and Muslims all claim parts of Israel/Palestine as “Holy Land”? • Why do some people, such as the Taliban, not want girls to get an education? • Does Islam require wearing face veils? • Does Islam have theologians like Augustine and Thomas Aquinas and the other great Christian thinkers? • Is there any similarity between Muslim and Christian art? Muslims are diverse, and they have a vast spectrum of views about Islam. The Handy Islam Answer Book aims for understanding, which is the first step to uniting, instead of dividing. This helpful books provides a historic timeline, a glossary of commonly used terms, a genealogy from Adam to Muhammad and beyond, a calendar of major observances, and a bibliography help further exploration of one of the world’s great religions.

The Handy Philosophy Answer Book

Author: Naomi Zack
Editor: Visible Ink Press
ISBN: 1578592852
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Combining a basic history of philosophical thought with the often quirky personal stories of famous philosophers, this comprehensive introduction to the world of philosophy answers more than 1,000 questions, ranging from What was the Enlightenment? to Why did the Pythagorians avoid fava beans? Analyzing the collective effort of philosophers throughout history in the pursuit of truth and wisdom, the guide explores the tangible significance of philosophical thought to modern society and civilization as a whole. With a wide range of information suitable for various knowledge bases—from junior high to junior college—this is an ideal resource for anyone looking to get a better grasp of the history of thought.