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Big Ideas: 100 Modern Inventions That Have Transformed Our World

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Alex Hutchinson


 From the polio vaccine to the Post-It, the personal computer to Prozac, these are the scientific and technological innovations that have transformed our world. Award-winning author Alex Hutchinson unveils the 100 greatest inventions of the modern era – starting with the discovery of the transistor in 1947 – complete with original photographs and anecdotes about their creation. For example, a candy bar melting in a scientist’s pocket during an experiment led to the invention of the microwave oven.
 Hutchinson consulted 25 experts at 17 museums and universities; their collective expertise spans aeronautics, automobiles, biology, computers, medicine, physics and a host of other fields. The result includes some obvious breakthroughs (the laser, in-vitro fertilization) as well as a host of surprises (waffle-sole running shoes, the pull-top can). This charming book will delight, fascinate and educate.

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About the Author

Alex Hutchinson is an award-winning author and a contributing editor at the Popular Mechanics magazine. He holds a Ph.D. in Physics from Oxford and did post-doctoral research in nano-electro-mechanics at a National Security Agency lab outside Washington, D.C.

Book Specifications

Title: Big Ideas: 100 Modern Inventions
Author: Alex Hutchinson
Language: English
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Weight: 508g
Published Year: 2009
Publisher: Sterling
ISBN: 978-1588167224
Dimensions: 14.61 x 2.54 x 19.69 cm
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