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    DescriptionThis is a compendium of the history of invention. It charts the major innovations of human history, calling out the minds behind some of the most profound and transformative technologies created. It includes such inventions as early time-keeping pieces, numbering systems, the wheel, i-pods, the light bulb and more.

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    Inventors and Inventions
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Paul Sloman
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    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 230 mm
    Height: 280 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 1,270 g
    ISBN 13: 9781906155674
    ISBN 10: 1906155674

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    LC classification: T15 .H55 2009
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    Edition statement
    Black Dog Publishing London UK
    Imprint name
    Black Dog Publishing Ltd
    Publication date
    02 March 2010
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    Author Information
    Richard Fisher is the News Editor of "New Scientist." He has written extensively for technology magazine "The Engineer."
    Back cover copy
    "Inventors and Inventions" provides a vibrant account of inventions past and present, and the brilliant minds behind them; charting the evolution of the inventions at the core of our society, alongside those that have evolved with the technological advancements of the present day. Presenting a broad range of subjects--including communication, engineering, entertainment, medicine, transport and warfare--"Inventors and Inventions" explores the origin and development of inventions as diverse as time and space, the pencil, and the jet engine. The book also discusses the influence of the ancient Romans and Egyptians on technology today, alongside famous figures such as Eadweard Muybridge and his 'moving picture' photography, and household names including Charles Babbage, Thomas Edison, Swanson and James Dyson. Opening with an introduction by "New Scientist" writer Richard Fisher, wherein influential, failed, and future inventions are discussed, "Inventors and Inventions" is a visual survey of the subject, illustrated throughout with patents, technical drawings and photographs. From inventions that changed the way we live, to inventions that we could not live without, Inventors and Inventions is a thought-provoking exploration into the world around us. Inventions covered include, amongst others, Money, The Alphabet, the Pop-up Toaster, Tetra-pak, The Zip, Photography, the Hula Hoop, Television, the Yo-Yo, Paper, Radio Broadcasting, the Telephone, Roads and Tarmac, Traffic lights, Rocket Propulsion, the Circular Saw, Band-Aids, Asprin, Cloning, the Swiss Army Knife, Tanks, Night Vision, Maps, the Gyroscope, Food Preservation, the Plough and Animal Husbandry.