Sometime about 30,000 years ago, somebody stuck a sharp rock into a
split stickand presto! The axe was born. Our inquisitive species
just loves tinkering, testing, and pushing the limits, and this
delightfully different book is a freewheeling reference to hundreds
of customs, notions, and inventions that reflect human ingenuity
From hand tools to holidays to weapons to washing machines, An
Uncommon History of Common Things... more...