Plato's alarm clock and other amazing ancient inventions
Publication year: 2018
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books Limited
Resource type: Physical
We all like to think we are pretty smart. New medical advances seem to come along every day; space travel suddenly doesn't seem so difficult; self-driving cars are no longer a thing of the future - but if we were stranded on a desert island tomorrow, most of us wouldn't know how to catch a fish or start a fire, let alone rebuild all that extraordinary technology we now rely on. The truth is that we're not necessarily more clever than our ancestors, we just have an accumulation of centuries of technological progress on which we can rely. As this book shows, many of the ancients were much more advanced than we realize - indeed there are recent inventions that had actually been discovered centuries earlier and then forgotten.
Additional information: 224 pages, 20 cm
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