The Book of Firsts: The Stories Behind the Outstanding Breakthroughs of the Modern World

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Organised spread by spread, this book looks at the key moments in history when human endeavour has created a breakthrough. Every aspect of human invention is covered from science to holidays, toys to cigarettes, cars to crosswords. The prime firsts of each subject sit alongside 'timelines' of the most relevant 'first' events after the invention, illustrated with the adverts that made them famous and the earliest designs for each article. This provides complete portraits of the evolution of some of the most integral parts of ...

The Book of Firsts: The Stories Behind the Outstanding Breakthroughs of the Modern World 2004, Cassell Illustrated, London

ISBN-13: 9781844032600

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The Book of Firsts: The Stories Behind the Outstanding Breakthroughs of the Modern World 2003, Cassell Illustrated, London

ISBN-13: 9781844030279

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