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Imagination and a pile of junk : a droll history of inventors and inventions, Trevor Norton

Label
Imagination and a pile of junk : a droll history of inventors and inventions
Title
Imagination and a pile of junk
Title remainder
a droll history of inventors and inventions
Statement of responsibility
Trevor Norton
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A celebration of the extraordinary people who created the modern world, spiced with anecdotes and wit. Trevor Norton weaves an entertaining history with a seductive mix of eureka moments, disasters and dirty tricks. Although inventors were often scientists or engineers, many were not: Samuel Morse (Morse code) was a painter, Lazlow Biro (ballpoint) was a sculptor and hypnotist, and Logie Baird (TV) sold boot polish. The inventor of the automatic telephone switchboard was an undertaker who believed the operator was diverting his calls to rival morticians so he decided to make all telephone operators Inventomania is a magical place where eccentrics are always in season and their stories are usually unbelievable - but rest assured, nothing has been invented
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Norton, Trevor
Dewey number
  • 609.2'2
  • 609.22
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Inventors
  • Eccentrics and eccentricities
  • Technology
Label
Imagination and a pile of junk : a droll history of inventors and inventions, Trevor Norton
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2014
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781444732580
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
448 pages
Isbn
9781444732580
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Imagination and a pile of junk : a droll history of inventors and inventions, Trevor Norton
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2014
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781444732580
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
448 pages
Isbn
9781444732580
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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