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An uncommon history of common things

Author: Bethanne Kelly Patrick; John M Thompson
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, ©2009.
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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
Electronic books
Chronology
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Patrick, Bethanne Kelly.
Uncommon history of common things.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, ©2009
(DLC) 2008040447
(OCoLC)256532913
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bethanne Kelly Patrick; John M Thompson
ISBN: 9781426212277 1426212275
OCLC Number: 832378792
Description: 1 online resource (303 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color)
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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