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An uncommon history of common things. Volume 2

Author: Kate J Armstrong; Patricia Daniels; Olivia Garnett; John Hogan; National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This vivid, engrossing book reveals the fascinating stories behind the objects in your world, what you wear, what you eat, what entertains you, and more. Discover the history behind the world's tallest skyscrapers, find out when people first started drinking caffeine and why it wakes us up, and learn how GPS came to be"--Amazon.com
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Trivia and miscellanea
Chronologies
Miscellanea
Chronology
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Armstrong, Kate J.
Uncommon history of common things. Volume 2.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2015]
(OCoLC)903284429
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kate J Armstrong; Patricia Daniels; Olivia Garnett; John Hogan; National Geographic Society (U.S.)
ISBN: 9781426216169 1426216165
OCLC Number: 923009790
Description: 1 online resource (302 pages) : color illustrations
Contents: All natural --
Weird science --
Incredible edibles --
Building blocks --
That's entertainment --
Gadgets and Gizmos --
Perfectly preserved --
Danger zone --
Tired and true.
Responsibility: foreword by Henry Petroski ; Kate J. Armstrong, Patricia Daniels, Olivia Garnett, John Hogan, writers.

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