Encyclopedia of Ideas That Changed the World: The Greatest Discoveries and Inventions of Human History

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Viking, 1993 - History - 223 pages
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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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Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction
6
ENCYCLOPEDIA OF IDEAS THAT CHANGED
14
Published by the Penguin Group
20
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About the author (1993)

Robert R. Ingpen was born in Geelong, Australia on October 13, 1936. He began studying illustration and book design at The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. He has written and/or illustrated more than 100 books including versions of The Wind in the Willows, The Jungle Book, A Christmas Carol, and Treasure Island. In 1986, he was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen medal for his contribution to children's literature.

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