Firsts: Origins of Everyday Things That Changed the World

Firsts: Origins of Everyday Things That Changed the World

by Wilson Casey
     
 

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For anyone who ever wanted to know the history of the chocolate chip cookie, earmuffs, and Daylight Savings!

Firsts, history through the milestones of human achievement, are fun. And Wilson Casey, trivia expert, has collected over 500 firsts in nearly every major category of culture: from fashion to food, politics to science, entertainment

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For anyone who ever wanted to know the history of the chocolate chip cookie, earmuffs, and Daylight Savings!

Firsts, history through the milestones of human achievement, are fun. And Wilson Casey, trivia expert, has collected over 500 firsts in nearly every major category of culture: from fashion to food, politics to science, entertainment to art to architecture. Each 'first' is a full explanation of the topic at hand, written in a humorous yet authoritative style. It includes:

?The true history of the golf tee

'How a blind man came up with cruise control

?The myth behind the origins of the Caesar salad

?Why and how the first dieter dieted

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101159460
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
10/06/2009
Sold by:
DK
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
File size:
1 MB

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