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    1001 Inventions: That Changed the Way We Live (Paperback) By (author) Jack Challoner


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    Description1001 Inventions that Changed the Way we Live aims to give you a wide and varied offering of scientific and technological breakthroughs that have shaped and aided human development throughout history. From the first stone flints sharpened by prehistoric man to the spoke wheel and from the first steam powered machine to manual manoeuvring units for space walks, this book explores the stories behind the innovations and traces the development from concept to completion. From the big ideas to the smaller objects, discover when the first pair of scissors was used, or how the world wide web was created inventions and ideas that have become integral to modern life now. Perfect to dip into and an endless source of intriguing discoveries, 1001 Inventions that Change the Way we Live presents the history of the world through all the brilliant ideas that came to fruition. It is a fascinating and comprehensive study of human endeavour throughout the ages.

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    1001 Inventions
    That Changed the Way We Live
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jack Challoner
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 960
    Width: 161 mm
    Height: 209 mm
    Thickness: 58 mm
    Weight: 1,895 g
    ISBN 13: 9781844036110
    ISBN 10: 1844036111

    BIC E4L: TEC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.9
    DC22: 609
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16000
    BIC subject category V2: TBX, TBY
    BISAC V2.8: TEC056000, TEC057000
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    Octopus Publishing Group
    Imprint name
    Cassell Illustrated
    Publication date
    02 February 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Jack Challoner studied physics at Imperial College, London, and teacher training at Kingston-upon-Thames. He worked in the Education Unit of the Science Museum, London, where mostof his time was spent explaining science directly to visitors. Jack has written nearly 30 books onscience and technology for all ages, and has acted as consultant science editor on many others.
    Table of contents
    Over a thousand of the most useful, intriguing, practical and innovative inventions that have shaped our lives, including the wheel, the canal, plywood, drainage systems, soap, dental surgery, currency, coins, the screw, the catapult, parchment, clockwork, seismometers, horseshoes, wheelbarrows, toothpaste, windmill, fire, gunpowder, parachutes, hypodermic needles, antiseptic surgery, cathode ray tubes, the Kodak camera, diesel engine, airplanes, cardiac pacemakers, jet propulsion, nylon, helicopters, guided missiles, polio vaccine, solar cell, laser, oral contraceptive, kidney machine, compact disk and many more