The Local Heroes: Book of British Ingenuity

The Local Heroes: Book of British Ingenuity

by Adam Hart-Davis, Paul Bader
     
 

Based on the popular UK tv program featured on the Learning Channel here, this lively history tells the stories of more than 45 pioneers of science, invention and technology.

This delightful history of science focuses on surprising facts and bizarre discoveries by Britain's scientific heroes. Readers will delight in such true adventures as how smallpox vaccination

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Based on the popular UK tv program featured on the Learning Channel here, this lively history tells the stories of more than 45 pioneers of science, invention and technology.

This delightful history of science focuses on surprising facts and bizarre discoveries by Britain's scientific heroes. Readers will delight in such true adventures as how smallpox vaccination inventor Edward Jenner was elected to the Royal Society for his paper on cuckoos and turned down an invitation to sail around the world with Captain Cook; the practical joker who defied incredible odds to build the first Eddystone Lighthouse and then died when it was swept away by the greatest storm England has ever known; the failed Scottish minister who invented the first kaleidoscope; Sarah Guppy's modified tea urn which simplified breakfast; and Hertha Marks's research on ripples which led to the invention of the Ayrton fan that saved thousands of soldiers' lives in World War I gas attacks.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750914734
Publisher:
Sutton Publishing
Publication date:
10/28/1997
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.63(h) x 0.49(d)

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