Description : Compiled by the team behind Whitaker's Almanack, Chronologica is a fascinating journey through time, from the foundation of Rome to the creation of the internet. Along the way are tales of kings and queens, hot air balloons, comets... and monkeys in space. Travel through 100 of the most incredible years in world history and learn why being a Roman Emperor wasn't always as good as it sounds, how the Hundred Years' War didn't actually last for 100 years and why Spencer Perceval holds a rather unfortunate record. Chronologica is an informative and entertaining glimpse into history, beautifully illustrated and full of incredible facts. While Chronologica tells the stories of famous people in history such as Thomas Edison and Alexander the Great, this books also recounts the lives of lesser-known individuals including the explorer Mungo Park and sculptor Gutzon Borglum. This historical compendium is certain to entertain readers young and old, and guaranteed to present even the biggest history buff with something new!
Description : If time travel is possible, we should find evidence in the past...Metropolitan Museum archivist, Emerson Steigman discovers just that, temporal incongruities in a series of letters written in 1429 by Maria de Savoy. Is this evidence of time travel? Will anyone believe him?In the winter of 1428, young Maria de Savoy is betrothed to the despotic Duke Filippo Visconti. Marriage to the Duke is a fate worse than death. The Duke beheaded his previous wife, and now imprisons Maria with only a deck of cards to keep her company. However, deep in the dungeon's darkness she discoveries a mysterious prisoner known only as Il Insolito, “the strange.” Ambitious paleontologist, Dr. Fredrick Dracozan returns from Wyoming with a fossilized skull that will forever change his life. Joined by the physicist Vince Vogel, aggrieved over time-travel's luring possibilities to save those he loved from death, the damaged Natalie Carranza, a linguistic genius with a tragic past, and Charles Advenire a wisecracking test pilot, the team begins to unravel the mystery of a machine discovered in the deserts of southern California. When the machine accidentally plunges them into the Crytozoic, 650 million years in the past, the team starts a journey across the geologic epochs, chased by a mysterious future species— a species that manipulates time by annihilating the universe.Interweaving these stories, the novel presents an epic adventure that explores the vastness of time, the possibility of time travel and the transcendence of love across the ages.