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History's Worst Inventions, and the People Who Made Them free pdf A light-hearted look at 50 of the worst inventions to grace the history of humankind. It casts light on the failures of otherwise celebrated inventors from Da Vinci to Edison, alongside the work of less well known and sometimes short-lived pioneers. Each entry outlines the inventor and his/her invention, as well as the reasons for its shortcomings, and their extent and consequences. They bring the personalities, history, science, politics and intrigue behind each of the innovations to life, before going on to unveil their consequences. Illustrated in full colour using a wide range of drawings, paintings, photographs and maps.

About Eric Chaline

Eric Chaline is a graduate of Cambridge and the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. After graduation, he was awarded a Mombusho (Japanese Ministry of Education) Scholarship to study in Osaka, Japan. Extending his stay in Japan for a further six years, he studied Zen Buddhism and the martial arts while working for Japan's leading publisher Kodansha Ltd in Tokyo as an editor, translator, and ghostwriter. Back in London, he worked as Japan editor on Macmillan's Grove Dictionary of Art, contributing two articles to this major history of art reference work. Upon completion of the Dictionary, he joined the staff of several men's lifestyle magazines as fitness editor and writer. This led to his first book commission, Tai Chi for Mind, Body and Spirit, published in 1998. He has since published a further 15 books, several of which have appeared in foreign-language editions. In 2008, he achieved a long-standing ambition to complete a PhD in sociology, with a study of minority sexual identities in the United Kingdom. He currently lives in London.

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Author : Eric Chaline
Publisher : Murdoch Books
Data Published : 01 August 2009
ISBN : 1741963818
EAN : 9781741963816
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 256 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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