BBC History – Collector’s Edition – The Story of Science & Technology£9.99
This special edition of BBC History Magazine introduces the men and women whose ideas and innovations shape our world today.
Calculus, chemical elements, aeronautical engineering, planetary motion, metallurgy, computing, quarks and bosons – to the layperson, the evolution of such complex concepts and technology can set the head spinning. But it’s not rocket science (except, of course, rocket science). The story of science and technology is, like all history, a narrative dominated by people, not just atoms and equations.
We meet Greek and Roman philosophers, mathematicians and engineers who pioneered geometry, physics and geography – as well as gadgets ranging from automated statues to astronomical computers. And we explore the lives and work of scientists who became household names – Plato and Newton, Galileo and Einstein.
We also celebrate the inventors and developers of technologies that transformed the world, from Gutenberg’s printing press to Stephenson’s steam locomotives, and from Ptolemy’s maps to Ada Lovelace’s insights into computing. And we highlight the crucial contribution of less well-known scientists and researches. Did you know that the discovery of the DNA double-helix hinged on the work of Rosalind Franklin? That of radio and microwaves? Or that Jocelyn Bell discovered pulsars?
The Story of Science and Technology complies and updates articles that have appeared previously in BBC History Magazine, along with several new articles written specially for this edition. I hope you enjoy it.
BBC History – The Collector’s Edition: The Story of the Holy Land£9.99
In this BBC History Collector’s Edition Issue -The story of The Holy Land – you’ll find three main categories:
- Land Of The Ancients
- Land Of Faith
- Land Of War
Land Of The Ancients:
- Canaan and the Canaanites – Jonathan Tubb examines the evidence to reveal what is known of the Canaanite culture.
- Digging for the Bible – Aren Maeir on 10 key discoveries from the Holy Land and how they relate to the Old Testament
- The Land Of Jesus – John Curran offers a snapshot of life in Judea around the time of Jesus
- Treasure of the Holy Land – Dan Savery Raz picks 10 of the most inspiring and extraordinary historic sites from the region
Land Of Faith
- The Crescent and the Sword – Andrew Marsham assesses the impact of the Islamic conquests of the Holy Land
- Traders and Crusaders – Thomas Asbridge analyses the complexity of the Muslim/Christian relations in medieval times
- Jerusalem: Blood & Gold – Simon Sebag Montefiore explains why the Holy City has been beset by violence for centuries
- The Rise of Zionism – Sara Yael Hirschhorn traces the movements to establish a Jewish homeland in Palestine
Land Of War
- Clash of Empires – Eugene Rogan reveals how the British and the Ottomans battled for Palestine during the First World War
- The Next Imperial Frontier – Jacob Norris explains how Britain’s administration of Palestine, formalised by the British Mandate, led to deep divisions
- Revolt & Rebellion – Charles Townsend chronicles a bloody Palestinian uprising against the British Mandate between 1936 and 1939
- The Six-Day War – The Arab-Israeli Six-Day War of 1967 was, as Mathew Hughes explains, nothing short of a political and military earthquake
- A Brilliant Rescue? – The Israeli raid on Entebbe set out to liberate hostages held by Palestinian and German hijackers. Saul David recalls the summer of ’76
BBC History Collector’s edition: The Story of the Victorians£9.99
A dynamic era is explored in this BBC History Magazine collector’s edition – that of the Victorian period, 1837 to 1901
Inside you will find:
◆ A timeline of the key milestones in Victorian history
◆ A cast of intriguing characters, from naturalist Charles Darwin to social reformer Florence Nightingale
◆ A fascinating insight into the marriage of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert
◆ Explorations into the lives of ordinary working people, at work and at play
◆ Dramatic accounts of the events that led to social and political change
◆ Expert analysis of the huge expansion of the British empire and its enduring legacy
BBC History Classic Stories – The Second World War Story£9.99
Uncover the key moments and everyday experiences from the conflict that started over 70 years ago in The Second World War Story.
This classic stories special explores six of the most momentous years in global history; including the major events like the Battle of Britain through the Battle of the Atlantic, the Eastern Front, the D-Day campaign and VE Day.
BBC History Classic Stories: The American Civil War Story£9.99
From the makers of BBC History comes the magazine ‘The American Civil War Story’ from the Classic Stories collection bringing you the causes, key events and legacy of this landmark conflict, as told by the world’s leading experts!
The magazine combines a group of leading American and British historians to tell the story of a bitter and bloody battle that divided North and South, the American Civil War was a landmark conflict that continues to loom large in history, not only in the United States, but also the world at large, in a fresh, compelling manner.
The American Civil War Story will send you on a road of discovery covering the key events and personalities that shaped the course of the war and get a feel for what it was like to be a foreign mercenary, a southern widow or a wounded veteran during these turbulent years.
The special edition also explores how religious divisions inspired the conflict; investigates the importance of naval power; and highlights women’s many varied wartime roles, including as nurses, soldiers and spies. It takes an in-depth look at the battle of Gettysburg and offers up some compelling explanations as to why people on both sides of the divide decided to take up arms.
Elsewhere, we highlight key battle sites and examine the lasting legacy of the landmark conflict, asking how Americans managed to rebuild their nation in the aftermath of catastrophe.
BBC History Classic Stories; The life and times of The Stuarts£9.99This special edition from BBC History Magazine focuses on the life and times of The Stuarts and the turbulent century that reshaped a nation.This tumultuous era is explored in a special edition from the makers of BBC History Magazine. We reveal how the Stuarts secured their place on the throne following the death of Elizabeth I, only to be ousted by Oliver Cromwell before Charles II’s triumphant return.The Life and Times of the Stuarts looks at key moments in British history such as the Gunpowder Plot, the witch trials and the Act of Union, and reveals the thrilling cast of characters who populate these stories.Inside this collector’s edition you’ll discover what life was like during the Stuart period, from the impact of Puritanism to female rule-breakers and the perils of fashion faux pas.
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BBC History Classic Stories; The Story of the Tudors£9.99
This special Tudors edition from BBC History Magazine focuses on the rise and fall of a dynasty, from Henry VII to Elizabeth I.
The Tudors are inescapable. It may be 400 years since they last ruled England, but the likes of Henry VIII, Elizabeth I and Anne Boleyn have captured our imaginations to a far greater extent than any other historical characters. Here at BBC History Magazine we share that fascination with the Tudors, who not only lived dramatic lives but also oversaw tremendous changes in the fabric of the country. We have explored numerous different aspects of their reigns over the years and for this special edition we have collected some of the finest articles we have run in the magazine, all written by expert historians, together with some exciting new content.
Over the following pages you will discover the stories of all the Tudor monarchs: how they lived, how they ruled and why they mattered. Plus you will find out about the great evens of the era, including the Spanish Armanda, the Reformation and the revolution in English drama.
BBC History Collector’s Edition: Medieval Kings & Queens£9.99
Inside this special collector’s edition we get beneath the skin of some fascinating rulers of medieval Britain. We examine the caring side of Henry V, ask whether the Black Prince was a noble hero or a rampaging villain and we aim to find the truth about Richard III, ‘Bad’ King John and the crusading Richard the Lionheart.
We also explore the stories of royal women unafraid to fight for their thrones and families; including Isabella the rebellious queen of Edward II, Eleanor of Aquitaine who set her sons against her husband and Matilda, whose claim to the crown caused the bloody ‘Anarchy’.
Plus much more!
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BBC World Histories Issue 2£6.99
In this issue:
Did the Cold War ever really end?
Clash of the Empires: The naval battle that shaped 16th-century Europe
“We are living in an age of anger”: The roots of our 21st-century rage
Fidel Castro’s divisive legacy
Syria: Historians predict its future
Exploding the Pharaoh myth: Are our ideas about ancient Egypt wrong?
Trump: Why his win must change our take on history
“They didn’t expect me to survive”: Eyewitness to the WW2 D-Day landings
Russia’s revolutions: How 1917 shaped a century
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