Synopses & Reviews
Well-written, loaded with information, and with a rich assortment of illustrations, each Discoveries "RM" volume is a look at one facet of art, archaeology, music, history, philosophy, popular culture, science, or nature. These innovatively designed, affordably priced, compact paperbacks bring ideas to life and amplify our understanding of civilization in a new way.
One evening in December in 1895, a crowd of Parisians gathered to see the world change: It was the first public presentation of a device called the Cinematographe. Unimpressed, the audience watched as an image of a street was projected onto a screen. But when a horse suddenly came into view, pulling a cart, they were stunned. They knew they had seen the future. The motion picture had been born.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 163) and index.