JAMES, PETER; THORPE, NICK.
Title Ancient Inventions.
Book Condition Softcover. Good condition.
Edition First Edition.
Publisher Ballantine Books, New York: 1994.
0345364767 / 9780345364760
Seller ID 35229X1
Is it true that the ancient Greeks discovered the steam engine? How good were doctors and surgeons in ancient times? When was brewing invented? Where was gunpowder developed - in Europe or in China? How did prehistoric people shave? What is the oldest city? When did people first take to the air? How did agriculture begin? Why do we live with cats and dogs? Who first devised the calendar? What did ancient people use as contraceptives? Who invented soccer or, for that matter, golf, badminton and tennis? The list is endless. Trying to find real anslwers led the authors time and again back to the libraries. The result is this book. Includes an Index.
(Key Words: Inventions, Peter James, Nick Thorpe, Brewing, Gunpowder, Shaving, Agriculture, Cats, Dogs, Calendar, Contraceptives, Soccer, Golf, Badminton, Tennis, Ancient History, Writing, Turkey, Stone Age, Scythians, Rome, Palestine, Pliny the Elder, Mongols, Minoan Civilization, India, Islam, Greece, Heron of Alexandria, Egypt, France, China, Currency, Assyria, Baghdad, Alexandria).