By Greg Jenner
Who invented beds? while did we commence cleansing our the teeth? 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the morning until eventually our head hits our pillow at evening, all of us participate in rituals which are millennia outdated.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 amazing origins and improvement of the day-by-day practices we take with no consideration. during this gloriously unique romp via human historical past, 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 boxes, Egyptian tombs, and Victorian sewers to deliver us the main interesting, magnificent, and occasionally downright foolish historic nuggets from our past.
Drawn from the world over, spanning one million years of humanity, this booklet is a smorgasbord of historic delights. it's a heritage of all these stuff you constantly puzzled about―and many you will have by no means thought of. it's the tale of your lifestyles, a million years within the making.