Discover the fascinating inside stories behind the marvels of human ingenuity -- from weapons fashioned by the first hunters to medical miracles of the modern age. More than 250 extraordinary achievements spring to life with riveting facts, inspiring anecdotes, & revealing artifacts, photos, paintings, & drawings. For example, find out how: prehistoric farmers first raised crops & tamed animals; ancient builders maneuvered 50-ton boulders to create Stonehenge; Chinese practitioners perfected the art of acupuncture; Viking seafarers crossed the Atlantic without compass or chart; Galileo proved that the Earth orbits the Sun; antiseptics transformed surgery; Thomas Edison devised an "invention factory"; & scientists split the atom; etc.
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Explains mysteries that have puzzled many of us for years and describes how things have been discoverd and how they work, demonstrating how the past has influenced the way people live now.
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Book Description Reader's Digest, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0276421922
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Book Description Reader's Digest, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Published In 1995 : 1st. Edition : Reader's Digest Publishing : Large Format & Extremely Heavy : No D / J Supplied : Quarter Bound In Black Cloth Binding With Illustrated Paper Panels : ( Front Face Only ) : Small Amount Of Faint Face Rubbing With A Small Amount Of Tiny Face Bumps To The Back Board : Otherwise, As New Throughout : Overall, A Very Nice Book : Bookseller Inventory # 51 - 18551