The Wonderful Future That Never Was

The Wonderful Future That Never Was : Flying Cars, Mail Delivery by Parachute, and Other Predictions from the Past

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This is a collection of the best predictions made by "Popular Mechanics" writers between 1903 and 1969. It features original, visually stunning artwork & a free poster. Each chapter is introduced by astrophysics professor and former NASA advisor Gregory Benford. Between 1903 and 1969, scientists and other experts made hundreds of predictions in "Popular Mechanics" about what the future would hold. Here are the very best of them, complete with the original, visually stunning retro art plus chapter introductions by astrophysics professor, science-fiction author and former NASA advisor Gregory Benford.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 180.34 x 231.14 x 17.78mm | 635.03g
  • Hearst Communications
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • full colour throughout, includes illustrations
  • 1588169758
  • 9781588169754
  • 980,258

About Gregory Benford

Gregory Benford is a two-time winner of the Nebula Award and a professor of physics at the University of California. He is the author of more than 20 novels and won the 1990 United Nations Medal in Literature. Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs, and influences 9 million curious minds that read the magazine every month. The magazine features breakthroughs in the latest innovations in science and technology.
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