Eureka!: The Surprising Stories Behind the Ideas That Shaped the World

Eureka!: The Surprising Stories Behind the Ideas That Shaped the World

by Marlene Wagman-Geller
     
 

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The fascinating inspirations behind common inventions and creations- from Barbie to Sweet and Low to Mt. Rushmore.

The slinky was born aboard a World War II ship.
The Barbie doll was inspired by a German sex toy.
Weight Watchers began with a Jewish housewife in Queens, New York.

Eureka! explores the fascinating stories behind these

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Overview

The fascinating inspirations behind common inventions and creations- from Barbie to Sweet and Low to Mt. Rushmore.

The slinky was born aboard a World War II ship.
The Barbie doll was inspired by a German sex toy.
Weight Watchers began with a Jewish housewife in Queens, New York.

Eureka! explores the fascinating stories behind these famous creations and many others-from blue jeans to the Taj Mahal to Mickey Mouse-detailing the relationships between inspirations and their inventors. Readers will delight in the intriguing-and sometimes surprising-origins behind the ideas that have shaped the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399535895
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/06/2010
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Marlene Wagman-Geller is the author of two previous books, Once Again, to Zelda and Eureka!. She lives in San Diego.

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