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An uncommon history of common things

Author: Bethanne Kelly Patrick; John M Thompson
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, ©2009-©2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From hand tools to holidays to weapons to washing machines, "An Uncommon History of Common Things" features hundreds of colorful illustrations, timelines, sidebars, and more as it explores just about every subject under the sun. Who knew that indoor plumbing has been around for 4,600 years, but punctuation, capital letters, and the handy spaces between written words only date back to the Dark Ages? Or that ancient  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Chronologies
Miscellanea
Chronology
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bethanne Kelly Patrick; John M Thompson
ISBN: 9781426204203 1426204205 9781426204210 1426204213 9781426215841 1426215843
OCLC Number: 256532913
Notes: Volume 1 lacks numbering.
Description: 2 v. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Food & drink : Daily fare --
On the side --
Beverages --
Snacks --
Sweets --
Utensils & containers. Seasons & holidays : Spring --
Summer --
Fall --
Winter. Ceremony & customs : Courtesies --
Weddings --
Babies --
Funerals --
All-American. Symbols & markings : Gestures --
Signs --
Superstitions --
Tributes --
Hair & body markings. Hearth & home : Buildings --
Houses --
Rooms --
Elements --
Appliances --
Backyard. Garments & accessories : Clothing --
Underwear --
Headwear --
Footwear --
Fasteners --
Accessories --
Laundry. Medications & potions : Hygiene --
Beautification --
Health --
First aid. Toys & games : Old-fashioned fun --
Classic games --
Sports --
Classic toys --
Other pastimes. Tools & innovations : Tools --
Communication --
Transportation --
Observation --
Weapons --
Medicine --
Economy.
Responsibility: [Bethanne Patrick and John Thompson].
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