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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 (Hardback)

By Ross, Stewart

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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.
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ISBN 9781789290622
Released AU 1 Dec 2019
Publisher Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781789290622
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
Imprint Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
Released 1 Dec 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Ross, Stewart
Category Popular Science
Inventions & Inventors
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 24mm
Dewey Code 609
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Inventions - History
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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