Faux Real: Genuine Leather and 200 Years of Inspired Fakes available in Hardcover
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- National Academies Press
What makes things real in this age of virtual reality? Enormous energy has been devoted to making fake things seem real -- veneers, synthetics, plastics, knockoffs. This book explores the borderland of the almost-real, the ersatz, & the fake, & passionate journies of scientific, technical & entrepreneurial innovation.
|Publisher:||National Academies Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)|
About the Author
Robert Kanigel is Professor of Science Writing at MIT and author of several books, including The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle and L.A. Times Book awards.