1001 Inventions That Changed the World


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Have you ever wondered who came up with a staircase that moved, leading eventually to the creation of the escalator? The genius of some inventions is their simplicity: the paperclip, rivets, boomerangs. Many of the items, processes, concepts, medical firsts, and discoveries in this book are life-saving and life-enhancing: can you imagine a world without seat-belts, antibiotics, toothbrushes, traffic signals, or scissors?From the invention of the wheel in the fifth millennium BC to the development of the world wide web and ...

1001 Inventions That Changed the World 2009, Barron's Educational Series

ISBN-13: 9780764161360

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