Shopping cart is empty.
This catalog has no sub-catalogs.

30 Second Great Inventions: 50 Light-bulb Moments that Changed the World, Each Explained in Half a Minute

  • $28.00  
  •  (retail price )
  • (quantity currently in stock: 0)
  • 30 Second Great Inventions: 50 Light-bulb Moments that Changed the World, Each Explained in Half a Minute 
    Title: 30 Second Great Inventions: 50 Light-bulb Moments that Changed the World, Each Explained in Half a Minute
    Author: BOYLE DAVID
    Format: HARDCOVER
    Publication date: 21/02/2018
    Imprint: QUARTO
    Price: $28.00
    Publishing status: Active

    Universal change is often the result of an individual's lightbulb moment - an invention that triggers a ripple effect across countries, continents, or even out into space. 30-Second Great Inventions looks at fifty of these groundbreaking innovations - great ideas that really did change the world. It covers a wide range, from early days (the wheel) through materials (the invention of steel, for example, or plastic) to communications (the alphabet, the printing press, the Worldwide Web) and the conveniences of (relatively) modern daily life (refrigeration, indoor plumbing, central heating). It's a sharp reminder that almost every aspect of life in the second decade of the 21st century is the result of someone's bright idea, - and one that they acted on to turn it into a viable invention. Along the way you'll learn all about the personalities behind the inventions: revealing and intriguing in equal measure.

    ISBN: 9781782405122
     *Titles in stock are generally despatched within 24 hours. Titles not in stock are obtained from their supplier, generally within 7-14 days; we'll notify you of any delays or price changes. We only charge your credit card for titles once they are in stock and ready for despatch.