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30-second great inventions : 50 light-bulb moments that changed the world, each explained in half a minute

2018
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Universal change is often the result of an individual's lightbulb moment - an invention that triggers a ripple effect across countries, continents, or even out into space. This book looks at 50 of these groundbreaking innovations - great ideas that really did change the world. It covers a wide range, from early days (the wheel) through materials (the invention of steel, for example, or plastic) to communications (the alphabet, the printing press, the Worldwide Web) and the conveniences of (relatively) modern daily life (refrigeration, indoor plumbing, central heating).
Main title:
30-second great inventions : 50 light-bulb moments that changed the world, each explained in half a minute / editor, David Boyle ; contributors, David Boyle, Judith Hodge, Diana Rawlinson, Andrew Simms ; illustrations, Steve Rawlings.
Author:
Imprint:
Brighton : Ivy Press, 2018.
Collation:
160 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 24 cm
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781782405122 (hbk)
Dewey class:
600
LC class:
T15
Local class:
600
Language:
English
BRN:
2179807
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