100 Diagrams That Changed the World

From the Earliest Cave Paintings To The Innovation Of The iPod

by Scott Christianson

100 Diagrams That Changed the World

Hardcover, 223 pages, Plume, List Price: $25 | purchase

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From primitive cave paintings to deciphering the DNA helix, this chronological guide describes the important sketches, plans, and drawings that had profound and dramatic effects on history and the way people viewed the world.

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If you think about it, everything begins with a diagram, whether it's where to sit, how to get somewhere, or how to put together that new toy or gadget with "some assembly required." The diagrams in this book span more than 32,000 years, starting with the cave drawings in France, ending with the iPod, and including such things as the cotton gin, the bicycle (velocipede) and the periodic table. Some were drawn by famous people like Leonardo da Vinci, and others by individuals not so well

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