Inventing the 20th Century

Inventing the 20th Century

100 Inventions That Shaped the World : From the Airplane to the Zipper

Book - 2000
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Imagine your average day without zippers, airplanes or vacuum cleaners, without your clock radio or your personal stereo, without photocopiers. All of these devices were invented within the last hundred years and have since transformed our daily landscape.

Drawing on The British Library's vast and comprehensive collection of patents, this handsomely illustrated book recounts the history of 100 of the most significant inventions of the century, decade by decade.

From the photocopier to the Slinky, from genetic fingerprinting to the Lava Lamp, from the ballpoint pen to the fuel cell, Inventing the Twentieth Century is an informative, illuminating window onto the technology of the twentieth century. It's the perfect gift book for every inventor and tinkerer in your life!

"A wonderful book"
--L.A. Daily Breeze, Oct. 19, 2001

Publisher: Washington Square, N.Y. : New York University Press, 2000.
ISBN: 9780814788080
Branch Call Number: 609.04 VAN DUL
Characteristics: ix, 246 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Phillips, Andrew
Alternative Title: Inventing the twentieth century


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