Includes descriptions of 20 important artifacts, including the Sphinx, the Rosetta Stone, King Tut's funerary mask, and many more Africa may have given rise to the first human beings. And Egypt probably gave rise to the first great civilizations, which continue to fascinate modern societies across the globe nearly 5,000 years later.
Never just a figurehead, always a driving force, His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, has relished every challenge in his illustrious life. The longest-serving consort to a British monarch in history, his support for his wife and sovereign, Queen Elizabeth II, is unwavering. Explore Prince Philip's role as one half of one of the most celebrated and enduring partnerships of modern times in this fascinating publication.
Explore the fascinating history of one of the world's most iconic car manufacturers, from the company's humble beginnings to the very pinnacle of automotive perfection. Enzo Ferrari's legacy can be seen in every car to bear the distinctive Prancing Horse badge, from road cars to racing models and supercars, as well as in the years of dominance enjoyed by Ferrari as the most successful name in Grand Prix racing history. This is a story unlike any other. This is the story of Ferrari.
"A great gift!"
Michael Jackson was the self-styled King of Pop and the world's last great superstar. Singer, dancer, video pioneer, and fashion icon, he delighted the world with his God-given talents. Born with the perfect voice, he became a consummate performer who dedicated himself to his millions of fans. This publication pays tribute to the life of Michael Jackson, the extraordinary innovator who will never be equaled.
From its early amateur days played in the Corinthian Spirit, Preston North End's "Invincibles" of 1888 and great players like Stanley Matthews and Pelé, to the Premier League glory days of Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsène Wenger, A History of Football is the story of the dominant teams, memorable occasions, and larger-than-life characters that shaped the game throughout its development. For all lovers of the beautiful game, this is an essential reference to its 150-year history.
"Decent quick overview"
This book pays tribute to one of history's most celebrated and revered families. It is the story of an Irish immigrant family who, through hard work, unparalleled drive and ruthless ambition, worked their way up the ladder of American society, ultimately reaching the highest office in the land. The story of the Kennedys is a true reflection of the American dream and is one you will want to hear again and again.
Charles Manson, the Yorkshire Ripper, Aileen Wuornos: take a closer look at some of the world's most prolific serial killers with in-depth profiles of history's most evil men and women. Explore their early lives, their twisted predilections, their horrifying crimes and the chase to bring them to justice, and marvel at how so many of these brutal murderers were, until their crimes came to light, seemingly just another face in the crowd.
"An interesting listen"
The Colossus of Rhodes, the Statue of Zeus at Olympia, the Pharos of Alexandria, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Temple of Artemis and the Great Pyramids at Giza; of the seven wonders of the ancient world, only the last one is still in existence. Yet, through this recording, it is possible to step back in time and experience the extravagant glory of these incredible feats of human construction.
If you know your Alexander McQueen from your Marc Jacobs, this publication is for you as we take a look at the world's greatest models and designers. Twenty kings and queens of the catwalk strut their stuff in an elite look at some of the industry's biggest names. From established supermodels including Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, and Kate Moss, to current stars like Cara Delevingne, find out who has made the cut as we recall the careers of these icons of fashion.
This history of the First World War charts the conflict from the diplomatic crisis of July 1914 to the defeat of Germany in November 1918. Key events on all battlefronts and at sea are covered to illustrate the scale of this truly global war. This history also shows how the First World War shaped the modern world, from the Russian Revolution and rise of the USA to conflict in the Balkans and the Middle East.
From drawing board to preservation, this publication examines how the Spitfire evolved during WWII, developing with each mark to meet the ever increasing demands that were placed on it. This legendary British aircraft is compared with its contemporaries, such as the Messerschmitt Bf 109 and the Hawker Hurricane, along with in-depth analysis of how Spitfires fared in various theatres of battle. This is the perfect tribute to a true British icon.
With its proven pedigree as a fighter, the Spitfire ranks among the greatest aircraft ever built - remembered with affection by those who flew or maintained it, and revered by the British people who regarded it as the "defender of our skies" against Nazi invasion. Featuring vivid narrative, this publication reveals the full extent of the Spitfire's impact on the outcome of the war and the heroic efforts of the pilots who defended Britain at all costs.
The Second World War is littered with moments in which the destiny of the whole globe was shaped, but arguably few were as pivotal as the Battle of Britain. With invasion threatened, the hour of destiny over British shores was at hand. This was conflict in the raw, a life-or-death struggle in which the terrors of 20th-century combat were brutally brought home to the nation's doorsteps during what became known as the Blitz.
Packed with a wealth of information, this publication charts the evolution of garden design through a selection of some of our best-loved country house estates and historic gardens, including Hampton Court Palace, Chatsworth, Sissinghurst, and Kew. In addition, it also provides fascinating profiles on the geniuses who created some of our most inspirational gardens, including William Kent, Lancelot "Capability" Brown, Humphry Repton, Gertrude Jekyll, and Sir Joseph Paxton.
Take a trip back in time to the foggy streets of Victorian London, where a madman stalks the night. Investigate the savage murders attributed to Jack the Ripper using all the evidence available, including letters purporting to be from the killer himself. This publication features up-to-date theories on the identity of the Whitechapel murderer, detailing all the major suspects.
"It was just ok"
There will never be a performer quite like Elvis Presley, and this wonderful tribute fondly remembers the most successful recording artist of all time. This splendid audiobook brings to life his incredible story. From bursting on the music scene as a rebellious youngster to the sad and unforgettable day in 1977, celebrate the extraordinary life of the greatest rock 'n' roller of them all.
Thousands of years ago, did technologically sophisticated life forms really visit our planet, interact with ancient civilizations, and change the course of our development? On a quest for the truth, this audiobook explores multiple aspects of the arcane worlds of aliens, UFOs, gods, myths, and monsters. It includes the mysteries of astronomically aligned structures, the "angel phenomenon", Nazis and the Atlantis myth, and the most sensational UFO incident in history.
Learn how Richard Trevithick's early experiments lit the blue touchpaper of railway development, and how George Stephenson and his son Robert designed and built the world's first trunk railways. Meet Daniel Gooch, the brains behind Brunel's Great Western Railway, and relive the great Race to the North between Francis Webb and Patrick Stirling. Marvel at the designs of Churchward, Collett, Stanier and Bulleid, and be dazzled by the speed, power and beauty of Sir Nigel Gresley's masterpieces.
This is the classic - and somewhat clichéd - image of the Vikings, and their fearsome reputation was in many respects well deserved, the Norse sagas charting their deeds in all their lurid glory. But over the past century, thanks to a wealth of new archaeological evidence, a much more nuanced picture of the Vikings has emerged, providing profound insights into one of the most astonishing, misunderstood, and adaptable of European civilizations.
"A nice, concise lecture"
This audiobook profiles the life, career, and mysterious death of Marilyn Monroe. Discover the fascinating story of America's true sweetheart, from humble beginnings to her tragic end. A fascination with the glamour of the movies led her to the world of modeling and a career as one of the 20th century's most recognizable actresses. Celebrity husbands, international awards, and even rumors of a presidential affair would follow, but her death at the age of just 36 would leave behind many more questions than answers.