Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Light shelf wear and minimal interior marks. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: A brief and general history of inventions from the beginning of humankind to the present.
From Kirkus Reviews: A partially successful attempt to show the evolution of humankind and its inventions, from 3,500,000 B.C. to the present. A typical two-page spread gives a brief paragraph of text, a full-page illustration (brown ink and watercolor wash in a serviceable style), plus brief marginal notes and illustrations of ``what's new'' in the period. Unfortunately, there's no attempt here to distinguish between conjecture and fact, while dates presented as fact are sometimes at odds with those in reputable sources (e.g., Sattler's Hominids, 1988, which dates the earliest tools as much as 1.5 million years later, and the Encyclopedia Americana, which differs by at least 1000 years on the earliest use of bronze). The choice of inventions among the relatively few cited is sometimes curious: eyeglasses; printing press; croissants; piano. Still, while the idea has been imperfectly realized, this simple presentation of evolving inventions will intrigue younger science and history buffs. No sources for information or artifacts; no index. (Nonfiction. 6- 10) -- Copyright ©1991, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
Title: The Story of Things
Publisher: Walker & Co (Lib)
Binding: Library Binding
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Walker & Co, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+. Joyce Audy Zarins (illustrator). First Edition First Printing. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library with Usual Markings. Bookseller Inventory # 0221347
Book Description Book Condition: good. 227 Gramm. Bookseller Inventory # M00802769195-G