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TitleA history of invention : from stone axes to silicon chips
Author Trevor I Williams ; updates & revised by William E. Schaaf, Jr. with Arianne E. Burnette
Imprint London : Little, Brown & Company, c1999
Descript 367 p. : ill. ; 29 cm


Beginnings of civilization -- Agricultural revolution -- Domestic life -- Transport -- Building construction -- Power and machinery -- Metals and metal-working -- Technology of war -- From the rise of Islam to the Renaissance -- Paper and printing -- Shipping and navigation -- Beginning of mechanization -- Birth of the chemical industry -- Architectural development -- Arts of war -- Dawn of the modern world -- Prime movers -- New modes of transport -- Mining and metals -- Household appliances -- Changing pattern of agriculture -- Early 20th century -- Military technology and the first world war -- Sources of energy -- New channels of communication

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