50 Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy

50 Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy

Book - 2017
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Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2017
ISBN: 9780735216136
0735216134
Characteristics: 321 pages ; 24 cm

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It was okay. Not quite what I expected. Informative, but not terribly illuminating despite its title.

SnoIsleLib_DarrenN Sep 05, 2017

A brief chapter-by-chapter coverage of "inventions" (I place in quotes because limited liability corporations are included) without which our modern world would be impossible, especially in terms of convenience, wealth, and communication. Besides some biggies like paper, you'll also take a new look at things like barbed wire, a process for creating fertilizer, and shipping crates with barcodes. Insightful, tolerant, fair-minded, and occasionally whimsically speculative, Fifty Inventions...is the perfect non-fiction fan's next discovery.

SnoIsleLib_DarrenN Sep 05, 2017

A brief chapter-by-chapter coverage of "inventions" (I place in quotes because limited liability corporations are included) without which our modern world would be impossible, especially in terms of convenience, wealth, and communication. Besides some biggies like paper, you'll also take a new look at things like barbed wire, a process for creating fertilizer, and shipping crates with barcodes. Insightful, tolerant, fair-minded, and occasionally whimsically speculative, Fifty Inventions...is the perfect non-fiction fan's next discovery.

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