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My kindle backlog is getting out of control with all these free amazon books. I kind of love it.
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Short history: Nuke was invented. The end.
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Nice addition.

I also just recently bought a hard cover of History: The definitive Visual Guide on eBay for $7 used, came nearly perfect. So far so good!

I wish they'd make documentaries on TV as good as books. Most of the time, the documentaries have very little content
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FYI if you accidentally click "Read on Kindle for Free" under the "Kindle Unlimited" logo, if you have had Kindle Unlimited in the past, it will automatically charge you for a new membership. It's a shame they probably bait hundreds of people this way if not thousands.

If you've never had Kindle Unlimited, I believe it forces you into a trial (but cannot confirm this).

Click the second button below it instead to actually buy it for $0.00.
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Nice addition.

I also just recently bought a hard cover of History: The definitive Visual Guide on eBay for $7 used, came nearly perfect. So far so good!

I wish they'd make documentaries on TV as good as books. Most of the time, the documentaries have very little content
Of course they do, it's the limitation of the media itself.
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This book should be renamed as History of Western World. As it is completely biased on Western History.
No mention of Asian and African history which is much much older than the western history.
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My kindle backlog is getting out of control with all these free amazon books. I kind of love it.
Woot, me too.
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Of course they do, it's the limitation of the media itself.
How is TV as a media limited? I would think static media, such as books, would be far more limited.

The reason almost all documentaries suck is because they focus on the entertainment aspect instead of content. There are a few exceptions of course.
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Nice addition.

I also just recently bought a hard cover of History: The definitive Visual Guide on eBay for $7 used, came nearly perfect. So far so good!

I wish they'd make documentaries on TV as good as books. Most of the time, the documentaries have very little content
Mel Brooks made a movie that covered most of it
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How is TV as a media limited? I would think static media, such as books, would be far more limited.

The reason almost all documentaries suck is because they focus on the entertainment aspect instead of content. There are a few exceptions of course.
the nature of the media limits the amount of information - think about it. how long of a documentary would it take to cover the entire amount of information in a book....
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the nature of the media limits the amount of information - think about it. how long of a documentary would it take to cover the entire amount of information in a book....
I didn't know there was a time constraint
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This book should be renamed as History of Western World. As it is completely biased on Western History.
No mention of Asian and African history which is much much older than the western history.
Well, in line with reality, the western world has had more influence and significance in shaping the world today, not to mention much better historical documentation.

And, even more surprising, publishers and authors can sometimes factor in public demand too.
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I didn't know there was a time constraint
That's reality... take a 200 page book and see how much it cost you to hire a film crew, travel, production, airing expense to put that much information into a 20 hour documentary. I said it's the nature of the media - that it's not realistic to think there'd be the same amount of information in a documentary as an entire book. No use whining about it...
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How is TV as a media limited? I would think static media, such as books, would be far more limited.

The reason almost all documentaries suck is because they focus on the entertainment aspect instead of content. There are a few exceptions of course.
Have you tried podcasts? I find them to be nearly as in depth as books. Of course, you get no visual stimulation, but still a nice change from books especially for dryer topics
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