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A Million Years in a Day - A Curious History of Everyday Life from the Stone Age to the Phone Age

Author: Jenner, Greg

Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books

Format:Hardcover
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A Million Years in a Day - A Curious History of Everyday Life from the Stone Age to the Phone Age : Who invented beds? When did we start cleaning our teeth? How old are wine and beer? Which came first: the toilet seat or toilet paper? What was the first clock?

Every day, from the moment our alarm clock wakes us in the morning until our head hits our pillow at night, we all take part in rituals that are millennia old. Structured around one ordinary day, A Million Years in a Day reveals the astonishing origins and development of the daily practices we take for granted. In this gloriously entertaining romp through human history, Greg Jenner explores the gradual - and often unexpected - evolution of our daily routines.

This is not a story of wars, politics, or great events. Instead, Jenner has scoured Roman rubbish bins, Egyptian tombs, and Victorian sewers to bring us the most intriguing, surprising, and sometimes downright silly historical nuggets from our past.

Drawn from across the world, spanning a million years of humanity, this book is a smorgasbord of historical delights. It is a history of all those things you always wondered about - and many you have never considered. It is the story of your life, one million years in the making.


Category   Subject
History & Geography   Civilization
House & Home   General
Social Science   Sociology

ISBN 13:9781250089441
ISBN 10:1250089441
Format:Hardcover
Language:English
Pages:356
Size:8.52" l x 5.77" w x 1.25" h
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