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Eureka : how invention happens / Gavin Weightman.

Weightman, Gavin, author. (Author).
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Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch 600 WEIGHTMAN (Text) 33946003107807 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor Available -
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  • ISBN: 9780300192087
  • ISBN: 0300192088
  • Physical Description: xi, 266 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2015]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [247]-251) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction -- The bird men -- Seeing with electricity -- Written in the sand -- Homebrewed -- Hard cell -- Afterword: The nature of invention.
Summary, etc.: While the discoveries of scientists have provided vital knowledge which has made innovation possible, it is more often than not the amateur who enjoys the "eureka moment" when an invention works for the first time. Weightman tells fascinating stories of struggle, rivalry, and the ingenuity of both famous inventors and hundreds of forgotten people, and offers a fresh take on the making of our modern world.
Subject: Inventions > History.
Discoveries in science > History.
Technological innovations > History.
Creative ability in technology > History.
Inventors > Biography.
Inventions > history.
Technology > history.

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