Many millennia ago, Ancient China was a leader of technological development. It is responsible for producing some of the world's first paper, as well as the art of calligraphy. That is not all, however. This book delves into the history of Ancient China and describes other great innovations for which the culture is known.
Ancient Greece was a place of culture and innovation. Throughout many millennia, Greeks played a role in developing unique systems, objects, and concepts, many of which are still used today. This book examines the history of Ancient Greece and its contributions to society, past and present.
Ancient Rome was a civilization developed over many centuries. At its height, it had the world's greatest army, rulers, and language, influencing much of the known world. Their technologies during this time were likewise improvements on older concepts, mostly from the Greeks, whom they conquered. Nevertheless, their influence continued long after the fall of the Roman Empire. Today, several technologies have their origins in Ancient Rome. This book...
The Aztecs were people connected to the land and forests of South America. Unknown to Europeans prior to the 1500s, they developed a unique and vibrant culture. This book explores who the Aztecs were and what various technologies they created or influenced in their own time as well as today.
Over the course of millennia, the many civilizations making up Mesopotamia created interesting and inspiring technologies. From the first analog computers to jewelry, the Mesopotamians were skilled workers and inventors. This book dives into the history of each Mesopotamian civilization and discusses which technologies continue to inspire societies today.
The Vikings are mostly known for their adventures on the sea and for their barbarous warring tactics. However, they were also innovators of weapons, jewelry, and clothing. This book explains who the Vikings were and how their inventions inspired other cultures around the world, both in the past and today.