Great Inventions

Great Inventions

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A jumbo jet, an ice cream, the antibiotic penicillin, a mouse trap. Big, small, significant or otherwise, they are all great inventions, imagined and created by inventors throughout the world. Great Inventions is a fascinating book of inventors and inventions. Filled with surprising stories and engrossing insights into the men and women who shared the passion to invent, it charts the history of many inventions, from the paperclip to space satellites. Inventors are influenced by society, the materials available and their vision of the future. Great Inventions presents inventions in themes such as power and energy, life and medicine, war and peace to show the dimension of invention and its importance to our everyday lives. Without the ingenuity of inventors from all cultures and of all ages,we would be without the devices and technology we use constantly. Inventions from the past herald those of the future. Leonardo da Vinci drew plans for a parachute and flying machines in the fifteenth century! Great Inventions looks at the knowledge created by each invention and how it affects inventions today and tomorrow. There are millions of inventions, and many that might have been. Some ideas stayed on the drawing board; some were built but fell apart. Others became the intriguing gadgets, machines and technologies explored in Great Inventions.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 64 pages
  • 258 x 311mm
  • Allen & Unwin
  • Allen & Unwin Children's Books
  • Sydney, Australia
  • 1863736964
  • 9781863736961

About Richard Wood

Richard Wood is Curator, Engineering and Design, at the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney.show more

Table of contents

1 Introduction2 Everday life3 Transport4 Communications5 Instruments and machines6 Power and energy7 War and peace8 Life and medicineshow more