Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Everyday Things Through The Ages

$2.25 USD

How amenities, today we take for granted came about

Through the ages, human ingenuity has excelled at finding ways of making life more comfortable, and taking the drudgery out of day-to-day existence, this selection shows how 100 amenities, e.g. Passport, Silk, Doors, Watches, Ice cream, Locks, Mirrors, Newspapers, Envelopes, Toothbrushes, Trousers, Sugar, Refrigeration, Bed, Knives, Perfume, Umbrellas, Plates, Postcards, Wigs, Toys, Bridges, Calendar, False teeth, Windows, Pens, Libraries, Soaps, Playing cards, Lavatory, Scissors, Compass, Dolls, Gardens, Glass, Flags, Lamps, Maps, Matches, Nails, Paint etc. etc., which today we take for granted came about, some by happy accident, others by a long process of trial and error.