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The Resource A million years in a day : a curious history of everyday life from the Stone Age to the phone age, Greg Jenner

A million years in a day : a curious history of everyday life from the Stone Age to the phone age, Greg Jenner

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A million years in a day : a curious history of everyday life from the Stone Age to the phone age
Title
A million years in a day
Title remainder
a curious history of everyday life from the Stone Age to the phone age
Statement of responsibility
Greg Jenner
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Who invented beds? When did we start cleaning our teeth? How old are wine and beer? Which came first: the toilet seat or toilet paper? What was the first clock? Every day, from the moment our alarm clock wakes us in the morning until our head hits our pillow at night, we all take part in rituals that are millennia old. Structured around one ordinary day, A Million Years in a Day reveals the astonishing origins and development of the daily practices we take for granted. In this gloriously entertaining romp through human history, Greg Jenner explores the gradual and often unexpected evolution of our daily routines. This is not a story of politics, wars, or great events. Instead, Jenner has scoured Roman rubbish bins, Egyptian tombs, and Victorian sewers to bring us the most intriguing, surprising, and sometimes downright silly nuggets from our past. Drawn from across the world, spanning a million years of humanity, this book is a smorgasbord of historical delights. It is a history of all those things you always wondered - and many you have never considered. It is the story of your life, one million years in the making"--
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Jenner, Greg
Dewey number
395.09
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GT85
LC item number
.J46 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Manners and customs
  • Civilization
Label
A million years in a day : a curious history of everyday life from the Stone Age to the phone age, Greg Jenner
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
9.30 a.m. Rise and shine -- 9.45 a.m. Answering the call of nature -- 10 a.m. A spot of breakfast -- 10.45 a.m. Jumping in the shower -- 11.15 a.m. Walking the dog -- 12 p.m. Keeping in touch -- 6 p.m. Picking an outfit -- 7 p.m. A champagne aperitif -- 7.45 p.m. Dinner -- 9.30 p.m. Drinks -- 11.45 p.m. Brushing our teeth -- 11.53 p.m. Getting into bed -- 11.59 p.m. Setting the alarm clock
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xi, 356 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781250089441
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015051266
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • sky279989276
  • (OCoLC)938703355
  • 929284
Label
A million years in a day : a curious history of everyday life from the Stone Age to the phone age, Greg Jenner
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
9.30 a.m. Rise and shine -- 9.45 a.m. Answering the call of nature -- 10 a.m. A spot of breakfast -- 10.45 a.m. Jumping in the shower -- 11.15 a.m. Walking the dog -- 12 p.m. Keeping in touch -- 6 p.m. Picking an outfit -- 7 p.m. A champagne aperitif -- 7.45 p.m. Dinner -- 9.30 p.m. Drinks -- 11.45 p.m. Brushing our teeth -- 11.53 p.m. Getting into bed -- 11.59 p.m. Setting the alarm clock
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xi, 356 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781250089441
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015051266
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • sky279989276
  • (OCoLC)938703355
  • 929284

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