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Book of Inventions Hardcover – November 1, 2004
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With sliced bread and the lava lamp among his selected inventions, Harrison aims to please more than teach. He allocates a two-page spread for each item, giving it a kaleidoscopic visual treatment with a text block about the inventor, an unusual photograph of the brainchild, and a humorous or historic photograph of the invention in use. In addition to its entertainment value, Harrison's work includes a number of women inventors (e.g., the inventor of Kevlar), who are too often neglected in the invention-book genre. Fun and colorful, Harrison's volume will attract would-be Edisons. Gilbert Taylor
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Ian Harrison has written and researched a number of books including Over London and the getmapping.com range of titles. He researched the TV series Edward Wessex's Crown and Country, and also co-wrote the accompanying book. He is the author of the highly successful. The Book of Firsts for Cassell Illustrated. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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inventions over the past millenia. It is perfect for a student
science project in grammar or high school. For instance, typical
inventions depicted and described include:
- the alarm clock invented in Wurzburg , Germany 1350-80
- the permwave by Nessler of Germany
- cereal flakes by Kellogg in 1894
- the new tetrahedron milk carton in 1943
- the 1902 Carrier Air Conditioner 30-ton unit
- the 1867 patent for a big wheel
The presentation is complete, priced reasonably and easy to
read for students, scientists, historians and a wide constituency
of academicians everywhere.