From Tincture of Saffron to Flying Machines
Hardback 224pp Illustrated
9780750930307   Product Code: 34715
From corsetry designs and the invention of the coffee filter to signal flares, bicycles and windscreen wipers, women have made a vital contribution to the development of the modern world. Deborah Jaffe's generously illustrated book sifts through public records, historical accounts, patents and legal documents from the 17th century to the First World War to reveal the remarkable and often little-known stories of undervalued and determined female inventors in a male-dominated society.