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An Uncommon History of Common Things, Volume 2

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Dimensions: L: 19.7cm x W: 2.54cm x H: 24.8cm

Product Code: 9781426215841

Availability: 1 copy left

This vivid, engrossing book reveals the fascinating stories behind the objects in your world, what you wear, what you eat, what entertains you, and more. Discover the history behind the world's tallest skyscrapers, find out when people first started drinking caffeine and why it wakes us up, and learn how GPS came to be. Short entries illustrated by full color photos will include quirky anecdotes about the history of everyday objects, including the personalities and pitfalls along the path to innovation and unusual facts behind things we frequently see and use. Smart, surprising, and informative, this book is the ultimate resource for history and trivia buffs alike. *This book may have remainder mark*

Book Title An Uncommon History of Common Things, Volume 2
ISBN 9781426215841
By Author(s) National Geographic Society
Publisher National Geographic
Pages 304
Format Hardback
Dimensions 19.7cm x 2.54cm x 24.8cm
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