Inventions that Changed the World

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Little Brown Books Group, 2007 - Inventions - 576 pages
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About 180 inventions are described in chronological order, with an emphasis on how the invention developed, what problem they were designed to solve and their significance to contemporaries - and to subsequent events. Headings give the name and date of the invention and inventor. Subjects include writing, the watch, the rifle, the vacuum cleaner, the electronic computer and the contraceptive pill. Everything is grouped under various sections from the ancient world, the enlightened world and the modern world amongst others.

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The invention of stone tools about 500000 bc
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The invention of arrowheads 18000 BC
26
The invention of the wheel 6400 BC
33
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Rodney Castleden has a passionate interest inhistory, geography and archaeology, and has written extensively onthese subjects for thirty years, commended for his meticulousresearch and fluency of expression.

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