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By Michael H. Hart

This ebook speculates in regards to the very important innovations, clinical discoveries, and political and social advancements, that could take place in the course of the coming millennium. It does this by way of offering -- during the eyes of a fictitious writer dwelling within the yr 3000 -- an inventory of the a hundred women and men who've had the best effect on global historical past and at the daily lives of individuals.

The hundred people are ranked so as in their impact. the most component of the ebook includes 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 old personages. those contain such renowned figures as Jesus Christ, Confucius, Charles Darwin, Christopher Columbus, Albert Einstein, and George Washington.

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