Inventions That Changed the Worldby Rodney Castleden
More than 250 inventions are described in chronological order, from stone tools to DVDs, from gunpowder to the atom bomb, from the wheel to the worldwide web, including: the names and backgrounds of their inventors, the problems the inventors were trying to solve, the significance of the inventions to their contemporaries, the ways in which inventions have changed the world in which we live.
Inventions have a strange way of coming into being independently in two places at once. How do inventions come into being and where do the ideas come from? Why is it that inventors often overlook possible negative outcomes of their inventions? How do inventors turn their ideas into practical realities?
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