The origins of everyday things

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Reader's Digest, 1999 - History - 320 pages
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Settle arguments and help with homework projects and reveal the secrets behind the origins of ordinary things. An informative, entertaining look at thousands of years of human ingenuity and inventiveness, packed with intriguing stories and color illustrations.

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Contents

HOW IT ALL BEGAN 10 HOUSE AND HOME 16 MANNERS AND CUSTOMS 56 In the Beginning
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The Toolmakers
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The Great Civilisations
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Copyright

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About the author (1999)

After a long career in non-fiction publishing editing other peopleas work, this is Ruth Binneyas third book. She holds a degree in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University and lives in West Stafford, Dorset.

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