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A million years in a day : a curious history of everyday life from the Stone Age to the phone age / Greg Jenner.

Jenner, Greg, author. (Author).
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  • 5 of 7 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 7 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Butler Public Library - Butler 395 JEN (Text) 73174005028383 Adult: Nonfiction Available -
Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch 395.09 JENNER (Text) 33946003120594 New Books . 2nd Floor Checked out 10/25/2016
Jefferson County Public Library - Madison 395.09 JEN (Text) 39391006765893 Non-Fiction Checked out 11/01/2016
North Madison County Elwood Public Library 395.09 JEN (Text) 30419101511044 New Non-Fiction Available -
North Webster Community Public Library - North Webster 395.09 JEN (Text) 72436000117483 Adult nonfiction Available -
Peabody Public Library - Columbia City NON-FICTION 395.09 JENNER (Text) 30403002178408 Adult - Non-Fiction Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library 395.09 Jenner (Text) 31208912456946 non-fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781250089441
  • ISBN: 1250089441
  • Physical Description: xi, 356 pages ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition
  • Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2016.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 342-347) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 9.30 a.m. Rise and shine -- 9.45 a.m. Answering the call of nature -- 10 a.m. A spot of breakfast -- 10.45 a.m. Jumping in the shower -- 11.15 a.m. Walking the dog -- 12 p.m. Keeping in touch -- 6 p.m. Picking an outfit -- 7 p.m. A champagne aperitif -- 7.45 p.m. Dinner -- 9.30 p.m. Drinks -- 11.45 p.m. Brushing our teeth -- 11.53 p.m. Getting into bed -- 11.59 p.m. Setting the alarm clock.
Summary, etc.: "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 politics, wars, or great events. Instead, Jenner has scoured Roman rubbish bins, Egyptian tombs, and Victorian sewers to bring us the most intriguing, surprising, and sometimes downright silly nuggets from our past.Drawn from across the world, spanning a million years of humanity, this book is a smorgasbord of historical delights. It is a history of all those things you always wondered - and many you have never considered. It is the story of your life, one million years in the making"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Manners and customs > History > Miscellanea.
Civilization > History > Miscellanea.
HISTORY / Social History.

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