1001 Inventions

1001 Inventions : That Changed the Way We Live

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1001 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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 960 pages
  • 161 x 209 x 58mm | 1,895g
  • Octopus Publishing Group
  • Cassell Illustrated
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1844036111
  • 9781844036110
  • 243,065

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 moreshow more

About Jack Challoner

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.show more

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