A lighthearted look at more than 300 of the world's most important inventions, this fascinating book begins with six key inventions and explores the people who created them, the mechanics that make them work, and the ideas and innovations that inspired them. Illustrated with hilarious artwork teeming with tiny people (the Brainwaves!), How Nearly Everything Was Invented makes it easy to see how one crazy notion leads to another culminating in the remarkable technological revolutions that change our lives forever.
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Writer Jill McLeod studied zoology before becoming a children's book writer and editor. Once an economist and a graphic designer respectively, illustrators Ralph Lazar and Lisa Swerling now own the cartoon licensing company Last Lemon Productions. Consultant Roger Bridgman was Curator of Communications at London's Science Museum for more than ten years, during which time he wrote DK's 1000 Inventions and Discoveries.Review:
"Creatively designed and playfully illustrated...whimsical...[an] enlightening expedition." -- Publishers Weekly
"With sweetly illustrated histories of everything from safety pins and space hotels to endoscopes and sliced bread, INVENTED brings to mind the magic of Richard Scarry. The narrators' running commentary is smart and punny." -- Wired magazine
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Book Description Dorling Kindersley, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111405329785