Ancient History.

Ancient Inventions Book CoverAncient Inventions - by Peter James and Nick Thorpe.

This book is a must for anyone who is even remotely interested in the ancient world or technology. It's an eye opener, showing the genius and ingenuity of our ancient ancestors, pointing out that even many of what we consider to be 'modern' inventions have actually been around for millennia. It is revealed that plastic surgery was being performed in India in the first century B.C., the Chinese were distilling whiskey as early as the seventh century BC, and the first automatic doors and steam engine where invented near two thousand years ago by Heron of Alexandria.
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