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More Local Heroes
     

More Local Heroes

by Adam Hart-Davis, Paul Bader
 
Following the popular British television series, this book tells the stories of 50 more pioneers of science, invention and technology. Some of the heroes are famous, but the focus is often on their less well-known and surprising stories. The new book includes Wind and Weather; Food and Drink; Transports of Delight; Amazing Machines; The Development of Power; Building

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Following the popular British television series, this book tells the stories of 50 more pioneers of science, invention and technology. Some of the heroes are famous, but the focus is often on their less well-known and surprising stories. The new book includes Wind and Weather; Food and Drink; Transports of Delight; Amazing Machines; The Development of Power; Building Blocks and Roads; Heavens Above.

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Based on the British television series, Local Heroes this slim volume tells the stories of 54 British pioneers of science, invention, and technology, loosely grouped in themes. Some are famous and some are not and their creations cover such fields as mechanisms, food and drink, transportation, building, and communications. Illustrated with b&w drawings and photos. Distributed by Books International. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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ISBN-13:
9780750917971
Publisher:
Sutton Publishing
Publication date:
11/28/1998
Series:
Hands on History Series
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
6.66(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.45(d)

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