Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Buy Used
$1.54
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Good | Details
Sold by hippo_books
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some light highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Why Didn't I Think of That?: 101 Inventions that Changed the World by Hardly Trying Paperback – Bargain Price, April 18, 2010

4.3 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews

See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback, Bargain Price, April 18, 2010
$6.01 $1.52

This is a bargain book and quantities are limited. Bargain books are new but could include a small mark from the publisher and an Amazon.com price sticker identifying them as such. Details

"A Child's First Book of Trump"
A timely new parody from best-selling author and comedian Michael Ian Black. Learn more | Kindle book
click to open popover

Special Offers and Product Promotions


Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Anthony Rubino, Jr. (New York, NY) is a writer and cartoonist who combines humor, art, and pop culture to create nonsense of the highest quality. And as a contributor to MAD, Cracked, and National Lampoon, Rubino knows a lot about nonsense.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

China
Engineering & Transportation Books
Discover books for all types of engineers, auto enthusiasts, and much more. Learn more

Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Adams Media (April 18, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 144050010X
  • ASIN: B004KAB6SG
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 5.6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,912,406 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I teach 8th grade science and this book is a great way to demonstrate how great the inventive spirit is. With new standards centered around STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math), this book is simply a fun way to make the students think about things in a different way!
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Saw this reviewed in an article and ordered it for my husband and two adult sons for Christmas--almost read it all the way through just trying to get them wrapped--everyone enjoyed this quick stories on some very common, everyday products--great fun to read!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
Barely even read this book, as isn't as informative as I had hoped it would be, nor is it all that well written. Not to mention some of the "101 Inventions" aren't even that interesting.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition
Funny and highly interesting. I was super entertained for an hour by reading this.  Who would have thought that my ever loved and highly commercialized Post-Its’ started also in humble, very simple and yeah, hardly thought-of beginnings!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
The book presents the author's choice of inventions and is a basic introduction to the subject. The presentations are usually funny and one learns some interesting facts. But don't look for in-dept explanations about the inventions. Some concepts are unusual like presenting the theory of evolution and gravity as inventions. Here and there dates are lacking. But if you want to read more about the subject, there is a handy list of related sites and resources for the apprentice inventor.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
My granddaughter is a budding scientist and inventor and loved reading about all those products.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?