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History's Worst Inventions and the People Who Made Them free pdf Even some of the world's greatest inventors have their bad days. History's worst inventions introduces fifty of humanity's most dangerous discoveries and dreadful gadgets, not to mention the occasional success that was born of failure. Starting with Icarus's ill-fated flight, author Eric Chaline takes you on a tour of humanity's creativity, greed, stupidity and inventiveness. From the ancient discoveries of asbestos and tobacco, to such modern-day mistakes as the subprime mortgage, History's worst inventions revisits such intriguing but luckless contraptions as the steam-powered car and the atmospheric railway.

About Eric Chaline

A graduate of Cambridge University, Eric Chaline majored in Japanese History at the School of Oriental and African Studies, at the University of London. He is conducting doctoral research in sociology at London's South Bank University. His previous publications include: The Book of Gods and Goddesses: A Visual Directory of Ancient and Modern Deities and Traveler's Guide to the Ancient World: Ancient Greece.

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Author : Eric Chaline
Publisher : Zebra Press
Data Published : 01 February 2010
ISBN : 1770220909
EAN : 9781770220904
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 256 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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