How to Invent Everything
NY, Riverhead Books, 2018. Innocuously billed as a "Survival Guide for the Stranded Time Traveler" (in the past), but also, perhaps more usefully, "all the information you need to rebuild civilization" (in the future). Topics include food, water, fire, navigation, language, numbers, medicine, power, bikes, boats, beer, birth control, art, music, flight, philosophy, chemistry, and computers, to name a few. Part tongue in cheek, but also tongue and groove: a useful compendium of some of the things we'll lose if we lose everything. Signed by the author, with an added heart. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#034620] $150
All books are first printings of first editions or first American editions unless otherwise noted.