National Geographic Concise History of Science & Invention: An Illustrated Time Line

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Hardcover, National Geographic Society, 2009, ISBN13 9781426205446, ISBN10 1426205449

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Hardcover, National Geographic Society, 2009, ISBN13 9781426205446, ISBN10 1426205449

From the ancient conquest of fire and the first turn of a wheel to the latest in scientific leaps toward the stars, this easy-access history offers a panoramic perspective on humankind's restless quest for the laws, theories, and tools by which we can grasp and master our universe.
This concise, concentrated, consistently organized look at our species' key scientific and innovative achievements spans all human history, presenting ten distinct eras from the first glimmers of intelligence to the cutting-edge technologies of the modern world. Within these intuitive divisions, all human scientific endeavors and achievement are divided into four general fields of inquiry and arrayed into four basic geocultural regions for easy comparison in a logical, systematic grid format highlighted by 350 photographs, maps, illustrations, and diagrams that add graphic emphasis to key information. Special two-page feature spreads explore the most revolutionary developments in greater depth; compelling, expertly composed essays and memorable quotations add sparkle; and informative sidebars provide specifically focused items of information about particular inventions, ideas, or themes. Completing this comprehensive approach, an extensive glossary explains unfamiliar terms, and a detailed index makes it a simple matter to follow a particular field or process from its origin through its complete cross-cultural evolution. This is a reference as usefully accessible as it is inherently fascinating.

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Number of Pages: 352
Number in Series: 1
Original Languages: English
Author: Goddard, Jolyon
Publisher: Random House Inc
Publication Date: October, 2009
ISBN-13: 9781426205446
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 9.25 x 11.25 x 1.25 Inches
ISBN-10: 1426205449
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