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

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The Book of Firsts: The Stories Behind the Outstanding Breakthroughs of the Modern World - Harrison, Ian
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This reference looks at the key moments in history when endeavour has created a breakthrough. Every aspect of human invention is covered, from science to holiday, 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. It provides complete portraits of the evolution of some of the most integral parts of our lives today, from ...

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