In Our Time

In Our Time
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
Release Date
Category History
Total Pages 608
ISBN 9781444742855
Rating 4/5 from 2 reviews

Melvyn Bragg's In Our Time series regularly enlightens and entertains substantial audiences on BBC Radio 4. For this book he has selected episodes which reflect the diversity of the radio programmes, and takes us on an amazing tour through the history of ideas, from philosophy, physics and history to religion, literature and biology. We can discover the reasons for the fall of the Byzantine empire, and why women were persecuted as witches in the seventeenth century. What happened in the peasants' revolt? What shape is the origin of life? Where does our calendar come from? We can unearth the influence of great Islamic thinkers, prime numbers, Socrates and Tectonic plates. Melvyn Bragg orchestrates the ideas of leading academics in each field so that the dynamic and lively discussion from the programmes comes through vividly on the page. In Our Time brings to life the signposts of history, the moments that significantly changed the world as we know it, and the individuals and ideas that made us what we are today.

In Our Time
  • Author : Melvyn Bragg
  • Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton
  • Release Date : 2011-12-21

Melvyn Bragg's In Our Time series regularly enlightens and entertains substantial audiences on BBC Radio 4. For this book he has selected episodes which reflect the diversity of the radio programmes, and takes us on an amazing tour through the history of ideas, from philosophy, physics and history to religion, literature

In Our Time
  • Author : Ernest Hemingway
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2021-01-05

A Vintage Classics edition of the early collection of short fiction that first established Ernest Hemingway's reputation, including several of his most loved stories Ernest Hemingway, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954, did more to change the style of fiction in English than any other writer of his

In Our Time
  • Author : Melvyn Bragg,Simon Tillotson
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2018-10-04

'Bragg gives short shrift to pretension of any kind, while remaining stalwart in his search for knowledge. His methodology in In Our Time is... not unlike that of a man throwing a stick at a dog: he chucks his questions ahead, and if the chosen academic fails to bring it

History in Our Time
  • Author : David Cannadine,Professor of History and Director of the Institute of Historical Research David Cannadine
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 1998-01-01

Verzameling opstellen over het 19e- en 20e eeuwse Groot-Brittannië, waarin veel bekende persoonlijkheden voor het voetlicht treden

Our Time Is Now
  • Author : Stacey Abrams
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Release Date : 2020-06-09

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "With each page, she inspires and empowers us to create systems that reflect a world in which all voices are heard and all people believe and feel that they matter." —Kerry Washington "This is a narrative that describes the urgency that compels me and millions more

Relativity In Our Time
  • Author : Mendel Sachs
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2003-07-13

"Relativity In our Time" is a book concerning the relevance of Einstein's theory to human relations in contemporary times. lt is physics and it is philosophy. lt is a discussion about one of the greatest of all pillars of 20th century thought and science. Based on a seminar course for

A Hero Of Our Time
  • Author : Mikhail Lermontov
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 2009-01-16

The first major Russian novel, A Hero of Our Time was both lauded and reviled upon publication. Its dissipated hero, twenty-five-year-old Pechorin, is a beautiful and magnetic but nihilistic young army officer, bored by life and indifferent to his many sexual conquests. Chronicling his unforgettable adventures in the Caucasus involving

Part of Our Time
  • Author : Murray Kempton
  • Publisher : New York Review of Books
  • Release Date : 2012-10-17

Through brilliant portraits of real persons who created the myths and realities of the 1930s, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Murray Kempton brings that turbulent decade to life. Himself a child of the time, Kempton examines with the insight and imagination of a novelist the men and women who embraced, grappled

The Great War of Our Time
  • Author : Michael Morell
  • Publisher : Twelve
  • Release Date : 2015-05-12

New York Times Bestseller Like See No Evil and At the Center of the Storm, this is a vivid and gripping account of the Central Intelligence Agency, a life of secrets, and a war in the shadows. Called the "Bob Gates of his generation" by Politico, Michael Morell was a

In Our Time
  • Author : Susan Brownmiller
  • Publisher : Delta
  • Release Date : 2013-10-23

There once was a time when the concept of equal pay for equal work did not exist, when women of all ages were "girls," when abortion was a back-alley procedure, when there was no such thing as a rape crisis center or a shelter for battered women, when "sexual harassment"

King Lear in our Time
  • Author : Maynard Mack
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-10-08

This edition first published in 1966. Previous edition published 1965 by the University of California Press. Perhaps more than any other play of Shakespeare's King Lear has been subjected to almost totally contradictory interpretations. In the first historical section of the book the author describes the varying concepts of the play and

Our Time Has Come
  • Author : Alyssa Ayres
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2018

Over the last 25 years, India's explosive economic growth has vaulted it into the ranks of the world's emerging major powers. Long plagued by endemic poverty, until the 1990s the Indian economy was also hamstrung by a burdensome regulatory regime that limited its ability to compete on a global scale. Since

Terror in Our Time
  • Author : Ken Booth,University E H Carr Professor of International Relations Ken Booth,Tim Dunne,University Lecturer in International Relations Tim Dunne
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2011-10-18

Written by two leading scholars, this book is an accessible overview of the global political consequences of the 9/11 terror attacks. The War on Terror has defined the first decade of this century. It has been marked by the deaths of thousands of people, political turmoil, massive destruction, and intense fear.

Lesson Study
  • Author : Peter Dudley
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-08-27

This book introduces readers to the development of Lesson Study (LS) in the UK, making historical connections to the growth of Lesson Study in Japan, East Asia, the US and Europe. It explains how to conduct LS in schools and educational institutions, providing examples of compelling, externally evaluated impact outcomes

  • Author : A. James Gregor
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-10-23

A great deal of effort has been expended by Anglo-American scholars in an attempt to isolate past and contemporary "fascisms", "neofascisms", "cryptofascisms" and "latent" fascisms in the modern world. A. James Gregor's "Phoenix: Fascism in Our Time" is an insightful history of the intellectual rationale for Benito Mussolini's fascism offered