Ancient Inventions

Ancient Inventions

by Peter James, I. Thorpe


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'A popular misconception exists that the builders of teh pyramids or the cavepainters of prehistory were somehow less intelligent than we are. This simply isn't true - there is no evidence that the human brain has evolved at all in the last 50,000 years at least. Modern people are merely benefiting from 1000s of years of accumulated knowledge and experimentation, not from increased intellect' - Introduction . This books explores the origins of a whole range of inventions from the ancient and medieval worlds, dividing them into a range of subject headings, including: medicine, transportation, sex life, military technology, personal effects, urban life, agriculture, communications, and sport and leisure. A mass of interesting information presented in an accesible manner.

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ISBN-13: 9781854797773
Publication date: 12/31/1995
Pages: 672
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

About the Author

A former film producer, British author Peter James is the bestselling mystery author of the Detective Superintendent Roy Grace series as well as other thriller novels. Over 15 million copies of his books are in print and he has won many awards for his writing such as the 2016 CWA Diamond Dagger for sustained excellence. James’s mother has the distinction of being the former glovemaker to Queen Elizabeth II. He lives in England.

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