On 14 April 1912, the ocean liner of the age struck an iceberg and sank to the icy depths. This book recreates Titanic's fated voyage. It helps you to uncover the factors that led to the liner's tragic end.
In the Yap Islands in the South Pacific it can be a stone with a hole in the middle. It can be a string of shells, a bundle of cloth or a copper slab. It's the stuff that makes the world go round. That doesn't grow on trees. That can't buy you love, apparently. This book explores the history of money from its earliest beginnings onwards.
On 14 April 1912, the largest and finest ocean liner of the age, the Titanic, struck an iceberg and sank to the icy depths of the Atlantic Ocean. This book lets you discover the glory and tragedy of the Titanic. It traces its history from blueprint to ocean dream and uncovers the factors that led to her tragic end.
What is time? When did we first use it? Does it always work? How do animals tell time? This book looks at time from the first calendars and clocks to the digital watches and precise time-keeping methods of today.