By Greg Jenner
Who invented beds? whilst did we begin cleansing our enamel? How previous are wine and beer? Which got here first: the lavatory seat or rest room paper? What used to be the 1st clock?
Every day, from the instant our alarm clock wakes us within the morning until eventually our head hits our pillow at evening, all of us participate in rituals which are millennia outdated. dependent round one usual day, A Million Years in an afternoon reveals the staggering origins and improvement of the day-by-day practices we take without any consideration. during this gloriously interesting romp via human background, Greg Jenner explores the gradual―and usually unexpected―evolution of our day-by-day routines.
This isn't really a narrative of wars, politics, or nice occasions. as an alternative, Jenner has scoured Roman garbage packing containers, Egyptian tombs, and Victorian sewers to deliver us the main interesting, magnificent, and occasionally downright foolish ancient nuggets from our past.
Drawn from the world over, spanning one million years of humanity, this e-book is a smorgasbord of historic delights. it's a heritage of all these belongings you consistently questioned about―and many you've by no means thought of. it's the tale of your lifestyles, a million years within the making.