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They All Laughed - Ira Flatow

They All Laughed

Paperback Published: 30th June 1993
ISBN: 9780060924157
Number Of Pages: 256

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The first fax machine was invented in 1843. The paper industry owes its existence to the wasp. Teflon was developed for the atom bomb. Looking at scientific discoveries and the accidental ways in which they have led to some of the most important inventions, this book sheds light on all those inventions people now take for granted. Ira Flatow tells of the personalities and intrigue involved in history's most important discoveries. Ben Franklin only ventured out in the rain with his kite after doing his research and writing a major paper on electricity. Western Union laughed at Alexander Graham Bell and his "trivial toy" when he offered them the telephone. Also included are accounts of the inventions of vaseline and velcro, saccharin and submarines.

ISBN: 9780060924157
ISBN-10: 0060924152
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 30th June 1993
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.34  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 256
Edition Type: New edition