The origins of everyday things
Reader's Digest, 1999 - History - 320 pages
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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HOW IT ALL BEGAN 10 HOUSE AND HOME 16 MANNERS AND CUSTOMS 56 In the Beginning
The Great Civilisations
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