The Browser's Book of Beginnings: Origins of Everything under, and Including, the Sun

The Browser's Book of Beginnings: Origins of Everything under, and Including, the Sun

by Charles Panati

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140276947
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date: 12/01/1998
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 6.08(w) x 8.94(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

PREFACE xi
1 Creation: Stars to Shining Sea
1(4)
2 Sea Life: Sponges to Sharks
5(16)
3 Land Life: Millipedes to Monkeys
21(14)
4 Human Life: Primates to Pundits
35(14)
5 Language: Sanskrit to Surnames
49(18)
6 Writing: Scribble to Shorthand
67(19)
7 Beverages: Tea to Tab
86(12)
8 Fruits: Apples to Oranges
98(15)
9 Cereals: Corn to Croissants
113(6)
10 Spices: Sugar to Salt
119(8)
11 Books: Dictionary to Dickens
127(14)
12 Printing: Pulitzer to Popeye
141(10)
13 Civilization & Education: Sumerians to Jesuits
151(7)
14 Governments & Organizations: Crowns to Corporations
158(18)
15 Religion: Bible to Buddhism
176(10)
16 Man's Best Friends: Afghan to Abyssinian
186(13)
17 More Friends: Bunnies to Broncos
199(12)
18 Communications: Smoke Signals to Stereo
211(20)
19 Music: Renaissance to Rock
231(16)
20 Instruments: Oboe to Bagpipes
247(9)
21 Theater: Comedy to Kabuki
256(14)
22 Art: Painting to Porcelain
270(11)
23 Medicine: Hospitals to Hypnosis
281(23)
24 Land: Wheels to Automobiles
304(13)
25 Sea: Sailboats to Submarines
317(8)
26 Air: Balloons to Bombers
325(11)
27 Technology: Flushing Toilets to Pneumatic Tires
336(16)
28 Science: Metrics to Microscopes
352(18)
29 Sports and Games: Baseball to Bullfighting
370(25)
REFERENCES 395(20)
INDEX 415

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