The Story of a Piece of Coal: What it Is, Whence it Comes, and Whither it Goes

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Appleton, 1896 - 168 páginas
 

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Página 168 - Cloth, $1.75This interesting book gives a most attractive account of the rude methods employed by primitive man for recording his deeds. The earliest writing consists of pictographs which were traced on stone, wood, bone, skins, and various paperlike substances.
Página 69 - In the Falkland Islands almost every kind of plant, even the coarse grass which covers the whole surface of the land, becomes converted into this substance...
Página 168 - By OTIS T. MASON, Curator of the Department of Ethnology in the United States National Museum. "A valuable history of the development of the inventive faculty."— Nature.

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