Accidental Inventions: The Chance Discoveries That Changed Our Lives

by Birgit Krols

Palace Press | February 13, 2014 | Hardcover

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It's hard to imagine a world without Coca-Cola, Post-its, or Velcro, but have you ever stopped to wonder how and when these items came to be? Accidental Inventions reveals the fascinating stories behind the toys, foods, gadgets, and tools we now consider indispensable. From peanut butter to penicillin, roller skates to radioactivity, dozens of essential inventions are spotlighted. Fully illustrated with over 240 photos, Accidental Inventions traces the path from inception to "ah ha!" for more than 60 products, and introduces the cast of clever, hardworking inventors behind them. Engaging narrative and colorful design make these stories accessible to readers of all ages, illuminating the happy collision of accident and inspiration that would profoundly change our lives.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 168 pages, 7 × 7 × 0.87 in

Published: February 13, 2014

Publisher: Palace Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1608870731

ISBN - 13: 9781608870738

Found in: Science and Nature

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Accidental Inventions: The Chance Discoveries That Changed Our Lives

Accidental Inventions: The Chance Discoveries That Changed Our Lives

by Birgit Krols

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 168 pages, 7 × 7 × 0.87 in

Published: February 13, 2014

Publisher: Palace Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1608870731

ISBN - 13: 9781608870738

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It's hard to imagine a world without Coca-Cola, Post-its, or Velcro, but have you ever stopped to wonder how and when these items came to be? Accidental Inventions reveals the fascinating stories behind the toys, foods, gadgets, and tools we now consider indispensable. From peanut butter to penicillin, roller skates to radioactivity, dozens of essential inventions are spotlighted. Fully illustrated with over 240 photos, Accidental Inventions traces the path from inception to "ah ha!" for more than 60 products, and introduces the cast of clever, hardworking inventors behind them. Engaging narrative and colorful design make these stories accessible to readers of all ages, illuminating the happy collision of accident and inspiration that would profoundly change our lives.

About the Author

Birgit Krols is a former film journalist who earned her living interviewing international movie stars before becoming editor-in-chief of a city lifestyle magazine. The author of several books, Krols lives in Antwerp, Belgium.