101 Things You Wish Youd Invented - Turner Tracey

101 Things You Wish Youd Invented


200 500 сум
  • Автор: Turner Tracey
  • Год издания: 2008
  • Кол-во страниц: 224
  • Издательство: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-0-7475-9198-6
  • Серия: -
  • Формат: мягкая обложка

Описание книги

Marvel at the sheer brilliance of invention, from glass to underpants, the noble compass to the humble pencil. Not forgetting, of course, the undeniably indispensable banana suitcase. Filled with fascinating details about everything from the most common everyday object to inventions which changed society, it will also distinguish the strokes of genius from discoveries of sheer chance, or millennia of evolution... and reveal the real reason why Alfred Nobel had to establish a peace prize (tut, tut). Expand your knowledge of man's accomplishments in the most compelling - and irreverent - way possible.