The ultimate collection of curious and inventive trivia for all you need to know about the origin of just about everything on the planet.

This fact-packed collection recounts the origins, invention, and discovery of just about everything, from the big bang to driverless cars. Find out intriguing answers to questions like:

What material was the first clothing made out of?

Who invented bathtubs?

Who paved the first road?

What came first: wine or whiskey?

Perfect for history buffs, trivia junkies, or fun-fact connoisseurs, this entertaining and enlightening collection is for curious minds who have wondered about the mysteries of the beginning of all things.

 

As well as fiction and non-fiction titles, Stewart Ross has written prize-winning books for children (his book The Story of Scotland won the Saltire Society prize). He is a French speaker and teaches and directs plays in France; he also gives workshops and talks in the UK and further afield.