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1900 House: Featuring Extracts from the Personal Diaries of Joyce and Paul Bowler and Their Family By Mark McCrum

1900 House: Featuring Extracts from the Personal Diaries of Joyce and Paul Bowler and Their Family
by Mark McCrum

A TV tie-in, this living experiment transports a family, with all their technological dependencies, back to 1900 to live for three months in a house restored to the exact specifications of the era. As the family struggle to adjust to these strange conditions, the real difference science has made to our lives becomes amusingly clear.

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1900 House: Featuring Extracts from the Personal Diaries of Joyce and Paul Bowler and Their Family Summary


This title accompanies Channel 4's programme that reveals just how radically life has been transformed by a century of science and technology. This "living experiment" transports a family, with all their technological dependencies, back to 1900 to live for three months in a house restored to the exact specifications of the era. As the family struggle to adjust to these strange conditions in which electricity, plumbing, central heating, basic hygiene and all the other essentials that we now take for granted have not yet been discovered, the real difference science has made to our lives becomes amusingly clear. For the three months the family live in this 1900 house with gas lighting, coal fires, candlelight, carbolic soaps and an outside privy. They dress in starched collars, wash their clothes with a "dolly", haul coal up the stairs and use an earth closet instead of a flushing toilet. Revealing and entertaining, combining scientific discovery with surprising insights into everyday life, this book is an accessible approach to the history of science.

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GOR000939086
1900 House: Featuring Extracts from the Personal Diaries of Joyce and Paul Bowler and Their Family
Mark McCrum
Very Good
Hardback
Pan Macmillan
1999-09-24
228
0752217119
9780752217116
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