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    Re: Top fifty greatest breakthroughs since the wheel
    From: Frank Reed
    Date: 2013 Oct 28, 08:56 -0700

    "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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