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TWENTY-SIX THINGS: A TIME TRAVEL THROUGH SWITZERLAND. Swiss National Museum, Switzerland, 2016. Published by Verlag Scheidegger & Spiess, Zurich. Distributed in the U.S.A. by University of Chicago Press. 112 pp. with 80 col. ills. 21 x 15 cm. ISBN 9783858817808 In English.
Publisher's description: The Swiss National Museum in Zurich features a permanent collection of some 850,000 objects that tell the story of Switzerland's history from prehistoric times to the present. This book selects twenty-six items from the collection, one from each of Switzerland's cantons, that together offer a mosaic of Swiss history. The items include a gold Celtic bowl made more than three thousand years ago, a miniature electric motor that helped propel NASA's Spirit rover on Mars, a medieval Madonna sculpture, a clock that once belonged to Napoleon, the first Swiss snow gun, and many more. Beautifully designed and richly illustrated, this book is a wonderful, compact companion to the appreciation of Switzerland's long history.
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Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 173212
Paperbound $19.95    

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