Inventors and Inventions

    Inventors and Inventions

    Black Dog

    Black Dog 2009

    Hardback 240pp Illustrated 279x230mm

    9781906155674   Product Code: 21108

    Yorkshire road contractor Percy Shaw developed his 'cat's eye' reflector device in the 1930s - a simple but critical innovation that soon spread all over the world. This attractively illustrated book explores many such inventions that have shaped human progress and characterize modern civilization. Covering a range of fields it traces, for example, innovation in communication from the quill pen to global positioning systems, and progress in medicine from the invention of spectacles in the 13th century to genetic engineering.

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