Imagination and a Pile of Junk: A Droll History of Inventors and Inventions

Imagination and a Pile of Junk: A Droll History of Inventors and Inventions

Trevor Norton Paperback, 438 pages; 2015 (2014)
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From the crude survival tools of the now extinct Homo ergaster and Homo habilis to today's BioBricks ("bits of DNA designed as tools to do specific jobs"), the history of invention is utterly fascinating! With loads of humor and insight, professor and marine biologist Trevor Norton explores 2.6 million years' worth of human (and our ancestors') ingenuity. Ideal for quick dips of discovery and entertainment, Imagination and a Pile of Junk - devoting just a page or two to each eureka moment (or spectacular failure) - is jam-packed with marvelous facts about hundreds of creative innovations and the extraordinary (often eccentric) people behind them. Prepare to be amazed and amused! (CH)

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