1001 Inventions : That Changed the Way we Live

1001 Inventions : That Changed the Way we Live

Description

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.


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Details

Author(s)
Jack Challoner
Format
Paperback | 960 pages
Dimensions
161 x 209 x 58mm | 1,895g
Publication date
20 Mar 2009
Publisher
Octopus Publishing Group
Imprint
Cassell Illustrated
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
w. 400 ill.
ISBN10
1844036111
ISBN13
9781844036110
Bestsellers rank
296,012