Lucy's Bones, Sacred Stones, & Einstein's Brain

Lucy's Bones, Sacred Stones, & Einstein's Brain

The Remarkable Stories Behind the Great Objects and Artifacts of History, From Antiquity to the Modern Era

eBook - 1996
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Leap across time with bestselling author Harvey Rachlin as he collects over 50 of the most fascinating objects in the world, under one book. The Mounted Hide of Stonewall Jackson's Battle Horse, The Black Obelisk, The Rosetta Stone, George Washington's False Teeth, Vice Admiral Lord Nelson's Uniform Coat, The Elephant Man's Skeleton, and Lincoln's Death Bed are just some of the objects Rachlin explores with wit, pick and an amazing sense of spectacle. Publisher's Weekly calls Lucy's Bone's, Sacred Stones, and Einstein's Brain "entertaining and enlightening." Library Journal declares Rachin's work "fascinating." Parade says it is "detailed and authoritative." It is also intensely moving as Rachlin weaves together seemingly disparate histories into a holistic statement that celebrates human endeavor.
Publisher: New York : H. Holt, 1996
ISBN: 9781939430915
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Jan 14, 2015

Although a little old now, this is still a wonderful book! It's a great travel book as the entries are all reasonably short and can be read quickly. They are in chronological order, but you can rad them in any order you wish. There are some items you might think are boring or you might think you already know about, but I found that each one was fascinating and for even those with which I was familiar, there were some details or little-known facts that I had not known before!

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