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History's Worst Predictions & The People Who Made Them
Author: Eric Chaline

ISBN: 9781741969887
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1 July 2011
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 22.7 x 17.0 x 1.9
Description:
History's Worst Predictions is a lighthearted look at fifty of the grandest predictions the world has seen - and how they proved to be spectacularly wrong. Every aspect of human life - religion, politics, science, economy, culture and war - has provided material for the most far-fetched and inaccurate of predictions. The book asks why we are still here, given that the end of the world has been foretold over 200 times, including: for 1833 by William Miller, who claimed to be in direct contact with God, and for 1997 by Nostradamus, king of the poor prediction. This beautifully illustrated, full-colour volume contains photographs and maps that bring each chapter to life, depicting the people and institutions responsible for some of the most infamous predictions in human history.

About The Author

Eric Chaline is an experienced author and writer with a long-standing interest in history. Having graduated from Cambridge, Eric majored in Japanese history at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London and is currently conducting doctoral research in sociology at London's S...

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