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50 inventions that shaped the modern economy / Tim Harford.

Harford, Tim, 1973- (author.).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Brownstown PL - Brownstown 609 H278 (Text) 79361000110022 Adult Nonfiction - Technology & Engineering Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780735216143
  • ISBN: 0735216142
  • Physical Description: 321 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2017.

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Includes index.
Summary, etc.:
"In [this book], author and economist Tim Harford paints an epic yet intimate picture of economic change by telling the stories of the ideas, people, and tools that have had far-reaching and unexpected consequences for all of us. Drawing on his hugely popular BBC radio program and podcast ..., Harford expands on them with fascinating glimpses into the inventions that have transformed the ways, we work, play, and live. From the plow to artificial intelligence, from Gillette's disposable razor to IKEA's Billy bookcase, Harford recounts the memorable story of each invention and introduces us to the characters who developed them, profited from them, and were in some cases ruined by them."-- Jacket.
Subject: Inventions > Economic aspects > History.
Technological innovations > Economic aspects > History.
Economic history.

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