An acclaimed history of the world through 100 things we have either admired and preserved, or used, broken and thrown away. This book will take you on a journey back in time to see how we humans have shaped our world, and been shaped by it, over the past two million years. From a golden galleon, to a credit card via the Rosetta Stone and a Ming banknote, this study is an amazing achievement.
As serialised on BBC Radio 4.
614pp. Paperback with colour illustrations.
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