An Uncommon History of Common Things [Audiobook] download free by Bethanne Patrick

An Uncommon History of Common Things Audiobook download free by Bethanne Patrick
  • Listen audiobook: An Uncommon History of Common Things
  • Author: Bethanne Patrick
  • Release date: 2009/9/29
  • Publisher: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Technology and Engineering
  • ISBN: 9781426204203
  • Rating: 9.34 of 10
  • Votes: 450
  • Review by: Meilani Obryan
  • Review rating: 9.03 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/11
  • Duration: 3H42M31S in 256 kbps (60.8 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-09-10
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: MPEG4, AC3, MP3, WAV, WMA, FLAC, ATRAC, Shorten (compression RAR, LZ, BZ2, TAR.7Z, TBZ, ZIP)
  • Total pages original book: 304
  • Includes a PDF summary of 31 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 21M20S (6.2 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: Sometime about 30,000 years ago, somebody stuck a sharp rock into a split stick-and presto! The axe was born. Our inquisitive species just loves tinkering, testing, and pushing the limits, and this delightfully different book is a freewheeling reference to hundreds of customs, notions, and inventions that reflect human ingenuity throughout history. From hand tools to holidays to weapons to washing machines, An Uncommon History of Common Things features hundreds of colourful illustrations, timelines, sidebars, and more as it explores just about every subject under the sun. Who knew that indoor plumbing has been around for 4,600 years, but punctuation, capital letters, and the handy spaces between written words only date back to the Dark Ages? Or that ancient soldiers baked a kind of pizza on their shields-when they weren't busy flying kites to frighten their foes? A lively, incomparably browsable read for history buffs, pop culture lovers, and anyone who relishes the odd and extraordinary details hidden in the everyday, it will inform, amuse, astonish-and alter the way you think about the clever creatures we call humans.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Reference Works, Inventions & Inventors, Society & Culture: General, General & World History, Popular Beliefs & Controversial Knowledge
  • Download servers: MEGA, Torrent, 4Shared, Google Drive, Torrent Downloads. Compressed in RAR, LZ, BZ2, TAR.7Z, TBZ, ZIP
  • Format: Hardback
  • Approximate value: 48.33 USD
  • Dimensions: 193x246x25.91mm
  • Weight: 1,047.8g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Washington, DC, United States

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