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e-Book The Book of Firsts : The Stories Behind the Outstanding Breakthroughs of the Modern World download

e-Book The Book of Firsts : The Stories Behind the Outstanding Breakthroughs of the Modern World download

by Ian Harrison

ISBN: 184403027X
ISBN13: 978-1844030279
Language: English
Publisher: Cassell Illustrated (September 30, 2003)
Pages: 288
Category: Puzzles and Games
Subategory: Drollery

ePub size: 1956 kb
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Good books may contain ex-library markings. The Book of Firsts: The Stories Behind the Outstanding Breakthroughs of the Modern World by Ian Harrison (2003-10-09) Hardcover – 1656.

From Publishers Weekly: Most people know who the first person to walk on the moon was and which country lays claim to serving the first hot dog. But for more arcane trivia, Harrison's book fits the bill.

The Book of Firsts has the look of popular and populist books for adults and children, with large text layout, busy timeline . So this book of firsts becomes an historical testament to human endeavour.

The Book of Firsts has the look of popular and populist books for adults and children, with large text layout, busy timeline panels and lots of coloured illustrations. It's informative, factual and entertaining. Here is history as a light diet with the data drawn from encyclopaedias, other books of firsts, dictionaries (that is, all secondary, compact sources). I found it poignant that Fossett spotted the opportunities to be "first" still around in life everywhere if only one looked for those possibilities. To Fossett the "journey became the victory".

Slight Creasing To Spine and Wear To Edges Of Pages Title: The Book of Firsts: The Stories Behind .

Slight Creasing To Spine and Wear To Edges Of Pages Title: The Book of Firsts: The Stories Behind the Outstanding Breakthroughs of the Modern World Item Condition: used item in a good condition. The prime firsts of each subject sit alongside timelines of the most relevant first events after the invention, illustrated with the adverts that made them famous and the earliest designs for each article. It provides complete portraits of the evolution of some of the most integral parts of our lives today, from computers to the humble cup of tea.

288 pages ; 28 cm. The stories behind the outstanding breakthroughs of the modern world. Includes bibliographical references (p. 287) and indexes.

This reference looks at the key moments in history when endeavour has created a breakthrough. Every aspect of human invention is covered, providing complete portraits of the evolution of some of the most integral parts of our lives today, from computers to the humble cup of tea. Product Identifiers.

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The Book of Lasts book. It's a fitting follow-up to the popular Book of Firsts (60,000 copies sold), a richly illustrated and quirky peek into both recent and long-gone history. People, animals, events, and practices a Triumphant conclusions and tragic endings, things that finished with a bang and others that faded out with a whimper-this is a tribute to the moment when that final curtain closes.

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If there was a need for a certain character type in the story, and such a character had been used in one of the previous books, then why not bring them back to life, rather than go to the trouble of inventing some brand-new personality? So it is that people like Matthew Vanderhyde and Jack Morton come back into Rebus’s life. Rebus’s brother Michael reappears, sleeping at Rebus’s flat while Rebus himself has moved in with Dr Patience Aitken.

Stories Behind the Outstanding Breakthroughs of the Modern World .

The Book of Firsts : The Stories Behind the Outstanding Breakthroughs of the Modern World. Organised spread by spread, this book looks at the key moments in history when human endeavour has created a breakthrough. Every aspect of human invention is covered from science to holidays, toys to cigarettes, cars to crosswords. The prime firsts of each subject sit alongside 'timelines' of the most relevant 'first' events after the invention, illustrated with the adverts that made them famous and the earliest designs for each article.

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