101 Things You Wish You'd Invented... and Some You Wish No One Had

101 Things You Wish You'd Invented... and Some You Wish No One Had


By (author) Richard Horne, By (author) Tracey Turner, Illustrated by Richard Horne

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  • Publisher: Walker & Company
  • Format: Paperback | 101 pages
  • Dimensions: 112mm x 178mm x 18mm | 295g
  • Publication date: 19 August 2008
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0802797881
  • ISBN 13: 9780802797889
  • Edition statement: First.
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 572,305

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Would you like to have your leg chopped off without anesthetic? Or attend a party with no music? Or brush your teeth with a stick? The odds are, probably not.Perhaps it's time you marveled at the sheer brilliance of inventions. How did we ever end up with: Morse code? X-rays? Toilet paper?In this book, you will discover 101 of the most interesting, most dangerous, and most unnecessary inventions out there. Make something, invent something, or just impress your friends with your increased knowledge about where all those crazy contraptions came from.WARNING: Increased braininess may be only temporary.

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Author information

Richard Horne is a designer of books, album covers, and magazines, and the author of 101 Things to Do Before You're Old and Boring, 101 Things You Need to Know . . . and Some You Don't! and the bestselling 101 Things to Do Before You Die. A self-confessed risk taker and left-hander, he lives in London, England. Visit him at www.101thingstodobook.comTracey Turner is a former editor, and is the author of many non-fiction books for children, including "Disgusting Dictionary" and titles for the Dead Famous series. Tracey lives in Bath, England.