A Million Years in a Day


  • Author: Greg Jenner
  • Release Date : 2016-06-21
  • Genre: History
  • File Size: 1831074 Bytes


Who invented beds? When did we start cleaning our teeth? How old are wine and beer? Which came first: the toilet seat or toilet paper? What was the first clock?Every day, from the moment our alarm clock wakes us in the morning until our head hits our pillow at night, we all take part in rituals that are millennia old. Structured around one ordinary day, A Million Years in a Day reveals the astonishing origins and development of the daily practices we take for granted. In this gloriously entertaining romp through human history, Greg Jenner explores the gradual—and often unexpected—evolution of our daily routines.This is not a story of wars, politics, or great events. Instead, Jenner has scoured Roman rubbish bins, Egyptian tombs, and Victorian sew...

Score: 4
From 13 Ratings

The Rest of Me


  • Author: Katie Marsh
  • Release Date : 2018-06-14
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
  • File Size: 1223885 Bytes


'I laughed, I identified, I shed a tear. A lovely story that deserves to fly. I loved it.' Amanda Jennings'Katie Marsh writes achingly beautiful, life-affirming stories that break your heart and refuel your hope' Miranda Dickinson. *******Alex Fox knows there are lots of things she should be. She should be the perfect wife to her chronically ill husband Sam, and the perfect mother to their two daughters. She should be excelling in her high-stress job. And she should be completing the demanding to-do lists she makes to keep herself on track. Even if, just sometimes, she doesn't have time to breathe.When Sam's condition worsens and Alex donates a kidney to save his life, her carefully scheduled existence starts to unravel - eventually forcing her to fa...

A Million Years in a Day
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

A Million Years in a Day


  • Author : Greg Jenner
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2016-06-21
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250089458


A Million Years in a Day Book Description :

Who invented beds? When did we start cleaning our teeth? How old are wine and beer? Which came first: the toilet seat or toilet paper? What was the first clock? Every day, from the moment our alarm clock wakes us in the morning until our head hits our pillow at night, we all take part in rituals that are millennia old. Structured around one ordinary day, A Million Years in a Day reveals the astonishing origins and development of the daily practices we take for granted. In this gloriously entertaining romp through human history, Greg Jenner explores the gradual—and often unexpected—evolution of our daily routines. This is not a story of wars, politics, or great events. Instead, Jenner has scoured Roman rubbish bins, Egyptian tombs, and Victorian s...

A Hundred Million Years and a Day
Score: 4.5
From 8 Ratings

A Hundred Million Years and a Day


  • Author : Jean-Baptiste Andrea
  • Publisher : Gallic Books
  • Release Date : 2020-06-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781910477915


A Hundred Million Years and a Day Book Description :

'Sublime' Carys Davies, author of West 'Beautiful and devastating' Sara Taylor, author of The Shore Stan has been hunting for fossils since the age of six. Now, in the summer of 1954, he hears a story he cannot forget: the skeleton of a huge creature – a veritable dragon – lies deep in an Alpine glacier. And he is determined to find it. But Stan is no mountaineer. To complete his dangerous expedition, he must call on loyal friend Umberto, who arrives with an eccentric young assistant, and expert guide Gio. Time is short: the four men must descend before the weather turns. As bonds are forged and tested, the hazardous quest for the earth’s lost creatures becomes a journey into Stan’s own past. A Hundred Million Years and a Day is a mesmerising...

The Boat of a Million Years
Score: 3
From 11 Ratings

The Boat of a Million Years


  • Author : Poul Anderson
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2018-09-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781504053662


The Boat of a Million Years Book Description :

A New York Times Notable Book and Hugo and Nebula Award Finalist: This epic chronicle of ten immortals over the course of history “succeeds admirably” (The New York Times). The immortals are ten individuals born in antiquity from various cultures. Immune to disease, able to heal themselves from injuries, they will never die of old age—although they can fall victim to catastrophic wounds. They have walked among mortals for millennia, traveling across the world, trying to understand their special gifts while searching for one another in the hope of finding some meaning in a life that may go on forever. Following their individual stories over the course of human history and beyond into a richly imagined future, “one of science fiction’s most r...

100 Million Years Of Food
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

100 Million Years Of Food


  • Author : Stephen Le
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2016-02-02
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781443431781


100 Million Years Of Food Book Description :

In the vein of Jared Diamond and Michael Pollan, a fascinating new exploration of what we eat and how we live, and the health consequences of denying our complicated evolutionary history with food. There are few areas of modern life that offer as much information and prescriptive advice, often contradictory, as the arena of diet and health: eat a lot of meat, abstain from meat; whole-grains are healthy, whole-grains are a disaster; get a lot of sunlight, sunlight causes skin cancer; eat everything in moderation but increase your exercise; eat as much as you want but concentrate on your metabolism, and on it goes. Biological anthropoligist Stephen Le cuts through the confusing mass of information to present the long view of our diet and relationship t...

The Story of a Million Years

The Story of a Million Years


  • Author : David Huddle
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2000-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0618082336


The Story of a Million Years Book Description :

An affair between a fifteen-year-old girl and one of her parent's friends has long-term emotional consequences as the major players remain tethered to each other through a series of tangled relationships. Reprint....

Dead Famous

Dead Famous


  • Author : Greg Jenner
  • Publisher : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • Release Date : 2020-03-19
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780297869818


Dead Famous Book Description :

During these extraordinary times Greg Jenner is able to sign you a personalised bookplate for your hardback. Please email info@gregjenner.com with the name you would like the book dedicated to and the postal address. 'Fizzes with clever vignettes and juicy tidbits... [a] joyous romp of a book.' Guardian 'A magical mystery tour through the history of celebrity - eye opening, provocative, triumphant.' Kate Williams, bestselling author and historian 'A fascinating, rollicking book in search of why, where and how fame strikes. Sit back and enjoy the ride.' Peter Frankopan Celebrity, with its neon glow and selfie pout, strikes us as hypermodern. But the famous and infamous have been thrilling, titillating, and outraging us for much longer than we might re...

Fifteen Million Years in Antarctica

Fifteen Million Years in Antarctica


  • Author : Rebecca Priestley
  • Publisher : Victoria University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-10-24
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781776562633


Fifteen Million Years in Antarctica Book Description :

Rebecca Priestley longs to be in Antarctica. But it is also the last place on Earth she wants to go.In 2011 Priestley visits the wide white continent for the first time, on a trip that coincides with the centenary of Robert Falcon Scott's fateful trek to the South Pole. For Priestley, 2011 is the fulfilment of a dream that took root in a childhood full of books, art and science and grew stronger during her time as a geology student in the 1980s. She is to travel south twice more, spending time with Antarctic scientists &– including paleo-climatologists, biologists, geologists, glaciologists &– exploring the landscape, marvelling at wildlife from orca to tardigrades, and occasionally getting very cold.A constant companion for Priestley is her anxi...

A Million Years of Music

A Million Years of Music


  • Author : Gary Tomlinson
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2015-02-27
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781935408659


A Million Years of Music Book Description :

What is the origin of music? In the last few decades this centuries-old puzzle has been reinvigorated by new archaeological evidence and developments in the fields of cognitive science, linguistics, and evolutionary theory. Starting at a period of human prehistory long before Homo sapiens or music existed, Tomlinson describes the incremental attainments that, by changing the communication and society of prehuman species, laid the foundation for musical behaviors in more recent times. He traces in Neandertals and early sapiens the accumulation and development of these capacities, and he details their coalescence into modern musical behavior across the last hundred millennia...

One Million Years

One Million Years


  • Author : On Kawara
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Numbers in art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 2930256028


One Million Years Book Description :

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Extinction
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

Extinction


  • Author : Douglas H. Erwin
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0691005249


Extinction Book Description :

The animals we find today in a tidepool reflect the winners and losers of an event 250 million years ago when the Earth suffered the greatest biotic crisis in its history, with some 95% of all living species being wiped out. This text explores the possible causes of this mass extinction....