What the Past Did For Us: A Brief History of Ancient Inventions

By: Adam Hart-Davis

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Adam Hart-Davis, one of the nations favourite TV presenters, returns to our screens with a tour through the Top Ten developments of each of the great civilisations of the past. From the Egyptians to the Romans, Babylonians to the Arabs, Adam takes us on an epic history of the world, looking at some of the great legacies left to us by ancient cultures. What the Past Did For Us accompanies a major 9-part new format autumn show, in which Adam is the anchorman who leads us through the history of inventions while testing some of these in the studio. The accompanying book is an entertainingly written history of ancient cultures, capturing Adams enthusiasm for the subject. Adam tells the story of the Chinese inventors who came up with the mariners compass, paper money and gunpowder right through to the Ancient Indians who, according to Einstein taught us how to count as well as giving us the 12-month calendar year and 7-day week. Soiling mark to top corner of rear inside flap of dust jacket had top corner of boards 223 pages. Item Type: TV Tie-in. Illustrated. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: History; History; ISBN: 0563522070. ISBN/EAN: 9780563522072. Inventory No: 236486. Hardcover

Title: What the Past Did For Us: A Brief History of Ancient Inventions

Author Name: Adam Hart-Davis

Categories: History,

Publisher: Great Britain, BBC Books: 2004

ISBN Number: 0563522070

ISBN Number 13: 9780563522072

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good Condition

Jacket Condition: Good

Seller ID: 236486

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