|Linda Blandford & Peter Davidson.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||192 / 2009|
From the domestication of animals to the concept of "zero," this book surveys over 25 of the most important developments in science and culture. Illustrated throughout with color photographs and period art, here is a broad overview of 200,000 years of civilization, with accessible explanations of the development of the visual arts and written language, gunpowder and the CERN Large Hadron Collider. Along with big events like the French Revolution and Darwin's introduction of his theory of evolution, here are quieter breakthroughs like the creation of pottery, burial rituals, and museums.