Inventing the 19th Century
100 Inventions That Shaped the Victorian Age, from Aspirin to the Zeppelin
By (author) Stephen Van Dulken
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Inventing the 19th Century by Stephen Van Dulken
Book DescriptionDishwashers, electric light bulbs, gramophones, motion picture cameras, radios, roller skates, typewriters. While these inventions seem to speak of the 20th century, they all in fact date from the 19th century. The Victorian age (1837-1901) was a period of enormous technological progress in communications, transport, and many other areas of life. Illustrated by the original patent drawings from The British Library's extensive collection, this attractive book chronicles the history of the one hundred most important, innovative, and memorable inventions of the 19th century. The vivid picture of the Victorian age unfolds as inventions from the ground-breaking-such as aspirin, dynamite, and the telephone-to the everyday-like blue jeans and tiddlywinks-are revealed decade by decade. Together they provide a vivid picture of Victorian life. This follow-up volume to Stephen van Dulken's acclaimed Inventing the 20th Century will be compelling reading to anyone interested in inventors and the "age of machines." From the cash register to the safety pin, from the machine gun to the pocket protector, and from lawn tennis to the light bulb, Inventing the 19th Century is a fascinating, illustrative window into the Victorian Age.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780814788110
(6466mm x 4531mm x 19mm)
Imprint: New York University Press
Publisher: New York University Press
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Stephen Van Dulken
Inventing the 20th Century, Paperback (May 2002)» View all books by Stephen Van Dulken
It's the perfect gift book for every inventor and tinker in your life!"Remarkable ... get the book for yourself. It'll hold you for many hours." (Wall Street Journal)"A fascinating compendium for trivia seekers." (Publishers Weekly)>"Highly entertaining ... " (Boston Globe)
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Author Biography - Stephen Van Dulken
The author of Inventing the 20th Century: 100 Inventions that Shaped the World and American Inventions: A History of Curious, Extraordinary, and Just Plain Useful Patents (both available through NYU Press), Stephen Van Dulken is an expert curator in the Patents Information Service of The British Library.
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