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Title: Eureka :;how invention happens /
Authors: Weightman, Gavin, ; author. ;
Keywords: Inventions;History;Discoveries in science;History;Technological innovations;History;Creative ability in technology;History;Inventors;Biography.;Inventions;history.;Technology;history.;Creative ability in technology.;Fast;(OCoLC)fst00882458.;Discoveries in science.;Fast;(OCoLC)fst00894959.;Inventions.;Fast;(OCoLC)fst00977993.;Inventors.;Fast;(OCoLC)fst00978052.;Technological innovations.;Fast;(OCoLC)fst01145002.;600 ; 23 ;;T49.5 ; .W45 2015 ; T49.5 ; .W45 2015 ;
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Yale University Press,
place: New Haven :
Abstract: While the discoveries of scientists have provided vital knowledge which has made innovation possible, it is more often than not the amateur who enjoys the "eureka moment" when an invention works for the first time. Weightman tells fascinating stories of struggle, rivalry, and the ingenuity of both famous inventors and hundreds of forgotten people, and offers a fresh take on the making of our modern world. ;
Table Of Contents: Introduction -- The bird men -- Seeing with electricity -- Written in the sand -- Homebrewed -- Hard cell -- Afterword: The nature of invention. ;
ISBN: 9780300192087
(cloth : alkaline paper)
(cloth : alkaline paper)
Format: xi, 266 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : ; illustrations ; ; 24 cm. ; Includes bibliographical references and index. ;
Type Of Material: Book
Appears in Collections:Technology

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