A Million Years in a Day: A Curious History of Everyday Life by Greg Jenner
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
For what this is, (a witty accounting of technological progress through recorded history,) it's quite excellent.
Of course, you must be naturally curious and willing to put up with a lot of excrement jokes, too, but hey! That's what history is all about! A never-ending avalanche of shit.
Well, maybe I'm mostly talking about the Medievals, but the Renaissance and even the Romans were pretty gross.
Oh my. Don't get me wrong, it's not all about social advancement without soap or where to put your feces. We've also got telephones and clocks, too! Yay! :) You see, it's not *entirely* accurate to boil down our technological advances to clean linen and bums. Just mostly.
Seriously, this should be a must read for anyone interested in history and science, but if you're already pretty conversant, it's still a fun read just for the wit.
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