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Book of Inventions

2 Ratings: 2.5
A book by Ian Harrison

With sliced bread and the lava lamp among his selected inventions, Harrison aims to please more than teach. He allocates a two-page spread for each item, giving it a kaleidoscopic visual treatment with a text block about the inventor, an unusual photograph … see full wiki

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Author: Ian Harrison
Publisher: National Geographic
2 reviews about Book of Inventions
review by . September 20, 2008
Nothing earth-shattering, just fun vignettes of famous inventions, including thumbnails of the inventors and "did you know?" trivia. One interesting piece of trivia: Abraham Lincoln padded his credentials as the greatest president of all time by being the only President to be awarded a patent (for a method of floating riverboats over obstructions by inflatable rubber bladders, a device that was never actually built).
review by . May 11, 2005
This National Geographic rendition contains details of critical  inventions over the past millenia. It is perfect for a student  science project in grammar or high school. For instance, typical  inventions depicted and described include:  - the alarm clock invented in Wurzburg , Germany 1350-80  - the permwave by Nessler of Germany  - cereal flakes by Kellogg in 1894  - the new tetrahedron milk carton in 1943  - the …
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