100 Inventions that Shaped World History
The perfect desk reference for trivia fans and anyone interested in the history of technology. Bill Yenne is extremely thorough and explains clearly the historical context as well as the inventions' specific relevance in their time of creation. Both relevant and intriguing, this book access information in a way that both historical buffs and a mere curious individual can enjoy.
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