The Wonder Book of Knowledge
by Henry Chase Hill (ed.)
Publisher: John C. Winston Company 1921
Number of pages: 624
This book is presented to those, both young and old, who wish to have a non-technical account of the history, evolution and production of some of the every-day wonders of the modern industrial age; coupled with occasional glimpses of the wonderful object-lessons afforded by nature in her constructive activities in the animal, vegetable and mineral kingdoms; and simple, understandable answers to the myriad puzzling questions arising daily in the minds of those for whom the fascination of the 'Why' and 'How' is always engrossing.
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