The history of the world through 1,001 inventions—from prehistoric times to the present day.
1001 Inventions That Changed the World is an enthralling guide to the world’s most important scientific and technological advances. Authoritatively written by a team of historians, scientists, and anthropologists, this book tells the stories behind these innovations, presenting a comprehensive history of the world through invention and discovery. From stone tools and fire at the dawn of humankind to today’s self-driving cars, inventions have moved society forward at a remarkable pace. This informative volume shows just how much some of the inventions that we take for granted have transformed the world.