101 Things You Wish You'd Invented and Some You Wish No One Had, Paperback

101 Things You Wish You'd Invented and Some You Wish No One Had Paperback

Illustrated by Richard Horne

1.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


Marvel at the sheer brilliance of invention, from glass to underpants, the noble compass to the humble pencil.

Not forgetting, of course, the undeniably indispensable banana suitcase.

Filled with fascinating details about everything from the most common everyday object to inventions which changed society, it will also distinguish the strokes of genius from discoveries of sheer chance, or millennia of evolution ...And reveal the real reason why Alfred Nobel had to establish a peace prize (tut, tut).

Expand your knowledge of man's accomplishments in the most compelling - and irreverent - way possible.




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"101 Things You Wish You'd Invented...and Some You Wish No One Had" written by Richard Horne and Tracy Turner was an informational book about the history of the things in our everyday lives and things that are yet to be invented like jeans or time machines.Through this book, I learned a lot about things that were already invented and things that are going to be invented. For example, the earliest evidence of make up was found in ancient Egyptian tombs dating from around 5,000 years ago. The information that is presented to the reader is usually quite boring and vague because it is all squeezed onto one page and therefore not alot of detail is put into the text but, the activities in the book tend to make it a little less banal. At first the book appealed me because the cover and inside was really colorful and caught my attention but, if I actually read the book carefully instead of quickly scanning through it before buying it, I would have realized that “101 Things You Wished You’d Invented” wasn’t very interesting book. I wouldn’t recommend this book to anyone as it was-in my experience-quite boring.