Genius, Inventors Who Changed the World
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|Format:||Hardback, 63 pages|
|Other Information: ||150 colour/b/w images|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 14 October 2010|
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Published in association with the Science Museum, London, "Genius: Great Inventors and Their Creations", gives readers an unprecedented insight into the minds and lives of some of the great men and women who have helped shape the modern world. The book transports the reader back in time to share the excitement and inspiration of some of the most important moments in the history of technology. As an invention is rarely the brainchild of a single person, however brilliant, the book also includes timelines that explain the development of an invention and pay homage to some of the other great inventors that came before and after. Beautifully illustrated throughout, the book contains 20 items of rare and removable memorabilia including: Pages from Michael Faraday's laboratory notebook describing the world's first electric motor.
Table of Contents
Archimedes; Al-Jazari; Leonardo da Vinci; Johannes Gutenberg; Hans Lippershey; Cornelius Drebbel; Benjamin Franklin; James Watt; Joseph Niepce; Richard Trevithick; Michael Faraday; Charles Babbage; Joseph Lister; Karl Benz; Alexander Graham Bell; Thomas Eddison; Nikola Tesla; George Eastman; Lumiere brothers; Wright brothers; Guglielmo Marconi; Carl Bosch; Vladimir Zworykin; Juan de la Cierva; Wernher von Braun; Gertrude Elian; Alan Turing; Tim Berners-Lee.
|Publisher: ||Carlton Books Ltd|
|Dimensions: ||29.46 x 26.37 x 4.24 centimetres (1.42 kg)|