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The Resource 30-second great inventions : 50 light-bulb moments that changed the world, from the compass to the smartphone, each explained in half a minute, editor, David Boyle ; contributors, David Boyle, Judith Hodge, Diana Rawlinson, Andrew Simms ; illustrations, Steve Rawlings

30-second great inventions : 50 light-bulb moments that changed the world, from the compass to the smartphone, each explained in half a minute, editor, David Boyle ; contributors, David Boyle, Judith Hodge, Diana Rawlinson, Andrew Simms ; illustrations, Steve Rawlings

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30-second great inventions : 50 light-bulb moments that changed the world, from the compass to the smartphone, each explained in half a minute
Title
30-second great inventions
Title remainder
50 light-bulb moments that changed the world, from the compass to the smartphone, each explained in half a minute
Statement of responsibility
editor, David Boyle ; contributors, David Boyle, Judith Hodge, Diana Rawlinson, Andrew Simms ; illustrations, Steve Rawlings
Title variation
  • Thirty-second great inventions
  • Great inventions
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Contributor
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Language
eng
Summary
Universal change is often the result of an individual's lightbulb moment - an invention that triggers a ripple effect across countries, continents, or even out into space. Great Inventions in 30 Seconds looks at fifty of these groundbreaking innovations - great ideas that really did change the world. It covers a wide range, from early days (the wheel) through materials (the invention of steel, for example, or plastic) to communications (the alphabet, the printing press, the Worldwide Web) and the conveniences of (relatively) modern daily life (refrigeration, indoor plumbing, central heating). It's a sharp reminder that almost every aspect of life in the second decade of the 21st century is the result of someone's bright idea, - and one that they acted on to turn it into a viable invention. Along the way you'll learn all about the personalities behind the inventions: revealing and intriguing in equal measure
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WWBK
Dewey number
609
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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1958-
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  • Boyle, David
  • Hodge, Judith
  • Rawlinson, Diana
  • Simms, Andrew
  • Rawlings, Steve
Series statement
30 Second
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Inventions
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30-second great inventions : 50 light-bulb moments that changed the world, from the compass to the smartphone, each explained in half a minute, editor, David Boyle ; contributors, David Boyle, Judith Hodge, Diana Rawlinson, Andrew Simms ; illustrations, Steve Rawlings
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Publication
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000061926219
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
160 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781782405122
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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colour illustrations
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(OCoLC)992485089
Label
30-second great inventions : 50 light-bulb moments that changed the world, from the compass to the smartphone, each explained in half a minute, editor, David Boyle ; contributors, David Boyle, Judith Hodge, Diana Rawlinson, Andrew Simms ; illustrations, Steve Rawlings
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000061926219
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
160 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781782405122
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)992485089

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