Encyclopedia of Ideas That Changed the World: The Greatest Discoveries and Inventions of Human History
From stone-age tools to supercomputers, this book presents a fascinating history of human civilization's most momentous ideas and tells how they have affected particular areas of our lives. Full-color illustrations, paintings, sidebars, and boxes.
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ENCYCLOPEDIA OF IDEAS THAT CHANGED
Published by the Penguin Group
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