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    Re: Top fifty greatest breakthroughs since the wheel
    From: Steve E. Bryant
    Date: 2013 Oct 28, 11:27 -0500

    Thank you Frank
    -----Original Message-----
    From: NavList@fer3.com [mailto:NavList@fer3.com] On Behalf Of Frank Reed
    Sent: Monday, October 28, 2013 10:57 AM
    To: steveebryant@att.net
    Subject: [NavList] Re: Top fifty greatest breakthroughs since the wheel
    "Oh darn, the link did not come through properly for me; all I get is a single, front page picture."
    :) That's all it was, Steve. Just a scan of the cover. However, this is a book 
    which derives from a radio show which was also a "podcast", and they have 
    also made a complete web site from it: 
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/ahistoryoftheworld/. So you can get it all for free, and 
    in a dozen different formats.
    Bear in mind that this is "water cooler" pop history. It's light, occasionally 
    wrong (or depending on your taste for pop history, "often wrong", "mostly 
    wrong", "completely wrong", "despicable little book", etc.), and it's focused 
    on "big ideas". But the people who were consulted and interviewed for the 
    articles were usually experts in something, even if not necessarily experts 
    on the object in question (which is part of the game), so there are usually 
    intriguing ideas to ponder. It's fun beach reading.
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