The Resource Ancient inventions, Peter James & Nick Thorpe

Ancient inventions, Peter James & Nick Thorpe

Label
Ancient inventions
Title
Ancient inventions
Statement of responsibility
Peter James & Nick Thorpe
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"We in the twentieth century tend to assume that our era has a monopoly on the inventions of clever machines, labor-saving devices, feats of engineering, and advanced technology. But as the authors of this fascinating and eye-opening book reveal, some of humankind's most important and most amazing inventions actually date back thousands of years. Written with the pure joy of discovery, Ancient Inventions is a treasure trove of the triumphs and marvels of applied science, from the stone tools hewn by the earliest prehistoric people to the dawn of the modern era in 1492." "Historian and archaeologist team Peter James and Nick Thorpe have pooled their expertise in amassing this compendium of human ingenuity through the ages. Together they conclusively prove that our ancestors, however long ago they lived and whatever part of the globe they occupied, were brilliant problem-solvers." "Organized thematically, Ancient Inventions covers everything from medicine to communication, from high-tech devices to city life, from military equipment to sports and leisure, from transportation to human sexuality. Brimming with odd facts and entertaining curiosities, written with zest and humor, comprehensive and fun to read, Ancient Inventions is a wonderful celebration of the endless inventiveness of the human mind."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
James, Peter
Dewey number
609
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • T16
  • R609 JAM
LC item number
.J36 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Thorpe, I. J.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Inventions
  • Technology
Label
Ancient inventions, Peter James & Nick Thorpe
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 622-651) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Surgical instruments -- Eye operations -- Plastic surgery -- Brain surgery -- False teeth and dentistry -- False limbs -- Anesthetics -- Acupuncture -- Mapmaking -- Skis and skates -- Odometers -- Wind cars and rocket cars -- Ships and liners -- The first Suez Canal -- The compass -- Lighthouses -- Diving gear -- Man-bearing kites and parachutes -- Ballooning -- Computers -- Clocks -- Coin-operated slot mahines -- Automatic doors -- The steam engine -- Automata -- Earthquake detectors -- Electric batteries -- Magnets and magnetism -- Magnifying glasses -- Aphrodisiacs -- Dildos -- Contraceptives -- Pregnancy tests -- Sex manuals -- Human and animal armor -- Tanks -- Catapults and crossbows -- The "claws" of Archimedes -- Flamethrowers -- Hand Grenades -- From gunpowder to the cannon -- Poison gas -- Mirrors -- Makeup -- Tattooing -- Soap -- Razors -- Perfume -- Wigs -- Clothing and shoes -- Jewelry -- Spectacles -- Umbrellas -- Restaurants and snack bars -- Cookbooks -- Refrigeration -- Chewing gum -- Tea, coffee and chocolate -- Wine, beer and brewing -- Drugs -- Tobacco and pipes -- Sewers -- Pipes and plumbing -- Apartment buildings -- Fire engines -- Banks -- Coins and paper money -- The reaping machine -- Watermills and windmills -- Pesticides -- Beekeeping -- Fish and oyster farms -- Drilling and mining -- Tunneling -- Mammoth-bone houses -- Cats and dogs -- Lavatories -- Saunas -- Baths -- Central heating -- Glass windows -- Keys and locks -- Calendars -- The alphabet -- Codes and ciphers -- Books and printing -- Encyclopedias -- Postal systems -- Pigeon post -- Telegraphy -- Bullfighting -- The original Olympic Games -- Ball games -- Gardens and gardening -- Zoos -- Theaters -- Musical instruments -- Keyboards -- Written music -- Fireworks -- Magic lanterns -- Playing cards
Control code
ocm30078903
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiii, 672 pages
Isbn
9780345364760
Lccn
94007738
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)30078903
Label
Ancient inventions, Peter James & Nick Thorpe
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 622-651) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Surgical instruments -- Eye operations -- Plastic surgery -- Brain surgery -- False teeth and dentistry -- False limbs -- Anesthetics -- Acupuncture -- Mapmaking -- Skis and skates -- Odometers -- Wind cars and rocket cars -- Ships and liners -- The first Suez Canal -- The compass -- Lighthouses -- Diving gear -- Man-bearing kites and parachutes -- Ballooning -- Computers -- Clocks -- Coin-operated slot mahines -- Automatic doors -- The steam engine -- Automata -- Earthquake detectors -- Electric batteries -- Magnets and magnetism -- Magnifying glasses -- Aphrodisiacs -- Dildos -- Contraceptives -- Pregnancy tests -- Sex manuals -- Human and animal armor -- Tanks -- Catapults and crossbows -- The "claws" of Archimedes -- Flamethrowers -- Hand Grenades -- From gunpowder to the cannon -- Poison gas -- Mirrors -- Makeup -- Tattooing -- Soap -- Razors -- Perfume -- Wigs -- Clothing and shoes -- Jewelry -- Spectacles -- Umbrellas -- Restaurants and snack bars -- Cookbooks -- Refrigeration -- Chewing gum -- Tea, coffee and chocolate -- Wine, beer and brewing -- Drugs -- Tobacco and pipes -- Sewers -- Pipes and plumbing -- Apartment buildings -- Fire engines -- Banks -- Coins and paper money -- The reaping machine -- Watermills and windmills -- Pesticides -- Beekeeping -- Fish and oyster farms -- Drilling and mining -- Tunneling -- Mammoth-bone houses -- Cats and dogs -- Lavatories -- Saunas -- Baths -- Central heating -- Glass windows -- Keys and locks -- Calendars -- The alphabet -- Codes and ciphers -- Books and printing -- Encyclopedias -- Postal systems -- Pigeon post -- Telegraphy -- Bullfighting -- The original Olympic Games -- Ball games -- Gardens and gardening -- Zoos -- Theaters -- Musical instruments -- Keyboards -- Written music -- Fireworks -- Magic lanterns -- Playing cards
Control code
ocm30078903
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiii, 672 pages
Isbn
9780345364760
Lccn
94007738
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)30078903

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