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    DescriptionIn the home, on the road, in business, the classroom, sport, finance, medicine, farming, travel, crime and war, Scottish inventors have truly revolutionised the modern world. In this lavishly illustrated account, Allan Burnett examines the life and works of a host of remarkable individuals whose inventions propelled humanity out of fumbling darkness and into a brighter future, allowing us to work faster, build better, travel further and live longer. His account includes such luminaries as John Logie Baird, James Clerk Maxwell, Alexander Graham Bell, John Napier, Adam Smith, James Naismith, James Young Simpson, Thomas Telford, James Anderson, Allan Pinkerton and many more. In a fascinating story, Allan Burnett reveals how these characters changed the world with a diverse range of inventions, varying from the electric clock, television, refrigerator and telephone to fizzy drinks, bicycles, encyclopaedias, computers, decimals points, anaesthesia, detective agencies, vaccines, and a myriad of other innovations. Invented in Scotland explains how great ideas and theories were turned into real practical innovations that revolutionised our everyday lives and the struggle of these remarkable people to create products, machines, systems and gadgets that infinitely broadened mankind's horizons. The lives of Scotland's inventors have been at turns awesome, shocking, sad and hilarious. Their ambitions were achieved sometimes against huge odds and in circumstances of immense personal hardship. Often the competition in their field was fierce, even dangerous. Invented in Scotland brings these characters to life through informative and entertaining prose, taking readers on a thrilling journey of discovery.


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    Title
    Invented in Scotland
    Subtitle
    Scottish Ingenuity and Invention Throughout the Ages
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Allan Burnett
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 228 mm
    Height: 238 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 440 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781841585666
    ISBN 10: 1841585661
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBT
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC22: B
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Abridged Dewey: 941
    LC classification: DA
    BISAC V2.8: TEC057000
    B&T Approval Code: A80210000
    BISAC V2.8: BIO000000
    B&T Approval Code: A15202025
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKS
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 609.411
    BISAC region code: 1.1.2.5.0.0.0
    Ingram Theme: ASPT/HISTAS
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHT
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    illustrations throughout
    Publisher
    Birlinn General
    Imprint name
    BIRLINN LTD
    Publication date
    01 March 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Edinburgh
    Author Information
    Allan Burnett is a freelance writer and editor. He is the Deputy Magazine Editor for the Sunday Herald and is also the author of the successful 'And All That' series of Scottish history for children.