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The first of everything : a history of human invention, innovation and discovery
The first of everything : a history of human invention, innovation and discovery
Ross, Stewart2019
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A lively and highly readable account of the origins, invention and discovery of just about everything on the planet, the truly global sweep of The First of Everything ranges from the Big Bang to driverless cars. The First of Everything follows a context-setting introduction with six stimulating sections: At Home (the first glass windows to dentures and bikinis); Health and Medicine (herbs to heart transplants); Getting About (donkeys to double deckers); Science and Engineering (potter's wheel to webcam); Peace and War (the first king to fighter-bombers); and Culture (cave painting to rap). This fascinating book takes in the full sweep of human development and ingenuity over twelve millennia; Africa, for example, gave us the first monarch, algebra and great religions emerged from the Middle East, democracy was born in Europe, and America made the first flying machines. More than just a string of dry lists, the colourful text's intriguing insights and asides make it as enjoyable for the casual browser as the more serious researcher.
Imprint:
London : Michael O'Mara Books Ltd., 2019.
Collation:
280 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (page 267) and index.
ISBN:
9781789290622
Dewey class:
609
Language:
English
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Beaumaris LibraryScience and Technology609 ROSAvailable
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