Century Makers

Century Makers : 100 Clever Things We Take for Granted Which Have Changed Our Lives Over the Past 100 Years

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The 20th century has been marked as much by the invention of trivial necessikties as it has by the atomic bomb or the jumbo jet. This book celebrates the unsung heroes of invention. What has made the world as we know it? What is the crucial invention of the 20th century? The computer, air travel, the telephone the Internet? But this is to ignore the claims of the razor blade, the battery, the ballpoint pen and the brassiere. Who has not used a post it note and thought, ' How did we ever manage without' A celebration of these unsung heroes, Century Makers takes a fascinatingly oblique look at our lives and times.

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  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 200 x 205mm | 680g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Weidenfeld Nicolson Illustrated
  • LondonUnited Kingdom
  • English
  • 125 colour and b&w i
  • 029782435X
  • 9780297824350

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