New PDF release: A view from the year 3000

By Michael H. Hart

ISBN-10: 0967107709

ISBN-13: 9780967107707

ISBN-10: 0967107717

ISBN-13: 9780967107714

This booklet speculates concerning the very important innovations, medical discoveries, and political and social advancements, that can ensue through the coming millennium. It does this by way of featuring -- during the eyes of a fictitious writer residing within the 12 months 3000 -- a listing of the a hundred women and men who've had the best effect on international historical past and at the daily lives of individuals.

The hundred people are ranked so as in their effect. the most component of the e-book contains brief biographies of these a hundred individuals, describing what all people entire, and why that individual is so important.

Forty-five of the entries are genuine historic personages. those contain such renowned figures as Jesus Christ, Confucius, Charles Darwin, Christopher Columbus, Albert Einstein, and George Washington.

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