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A treasure-trove of information on the origins of everything - from tea-bags to mobile phonesEverything has an origin. This book is for people who want to kw how, or when, things began, where they came from, why they started. And when it has a human origin, such as the Mongol Empire or Ferrari cars, the name of the person who started it. Everyday items such as the clothes we wear, the food we eat, the films we watch, the medicines that cure us, the languages we use, all began somewhere (and the answers are often t what you expect).The Book of Origins celebrates the work of explorers, scientists and inventors people who wanted to kw how the world works and ended by discovering something one had ever seen before.* Ever wondered who the first Olympic Champion was?* Did you kw who invented the radio (and it wasn't Marconi!)?* Or who really discovered America? The answers are all in this fascinating fact-filled book.
Trevor Homer is a former champion amateur golfer, who represented England 17 times. He has been a director of several private and public companies, and now lives in Staffordshire; this is his first book, based on a lifelong obsession with obscure facts.