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Everything You Need to Know About – Inventions

Michael Heatley

Colin Salter

Portico

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ISBN: 9781907554421

Price: £14.99

Publication date: 5 April 2012

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From the invention of the wheel to the World Wide Web, this book lives up to its promise. In these pages you’ll find everything you need to know (and more) about this fascinating subject. Offering a comprehensive overview of man’s greatest achievements, this book covers all of the major breakthroughs in the worlds of science and technology. As well as the groundbreaking inventions, you’ll also discover a few of the more quirky creations that have had a surprising impact on our day-to-day lives. Along the way you’ll find out who first wore spectacles, when the first newspaper was printed, who took the first photograph, when the first phone call was made, who drove the first car, who sent the first email and when the first song was downloaded. Besides covering everything you need to know, this book is packed with visually stimulating and easy-to-remember illustrations, bar graphs, pie charts, timelines and diagrams. This book is also perfect for kids – including those of the adult variety – who are keen to learn all the important stuff they’ll need to know in a way that they’ll never forget.

Word count: 35,000

ABOUT THE Author

Michael Heatley has written over 100 books, ranging from rock and pop biographies to popular science, humour and sports titles. He has contributed to many rock music encyclopedias, including the Virgin Encyclopedia of Rock (1996), and music biographies, including Eminem (2001) and Deep Purple (2007). He has written for magazines including Music Week, Billboard and Record Collector. His most recent titles for Anova include: Music That Shook The World (2008), Stars and Guitars (2010) and The Girl in The Song (2010).

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ABOUT THE Author

Edinburgh-based writer Colin Salter is the author of Jaguar: The Iconic Models That Defined The Marque (2017) and a man throughly at home on Scotland’s great scenic route ‘The NorthWest 500’. Another of his recent books, Men on the Moon: A History of Space Exploration (2015) will be of no use to him as he tackles the earth’s epic drives.

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