Eureka!: The Surprising Stories Behind The Ideas That Shaped The World

July 6, 2010|
Eureka!: The Surprising Stories Behind The Ideas That Shaped The World by Marlene Wagman-geller
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The fascinating inspirations behind common inventions and creations- from Barbie to Sweet and Low to Mt. Rushmore.

The slinky was born aboard a World War II ship.
The Barbie doll was inspired by a German sex toy.
Weight Watchers began with a Jewish housewife in Queens, New York.

Eureka! explores the fascinating stories behind these famous creations and many others-from blue jeans to the Taj Mahal to Mickey Mouse-detailing the relationships between inspirations and their inventors. Readers will delight in the intriguing-and sometimes surprising-origins behind the ideas that have shaped the world.
Marlene Wagman-Geller is the author of two previous books, Once Again, to Zelda and Eureka!. She lives in San Diego.
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Title:Eureka!: The Surprising Stories Behind The Ideas That Shaped The World
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:272 pages, 8.1 X 5.6 X 0.7 in
Shipping dimensions:272 pages, 8.1 X 5.6 X 0.7 in
Published:July 6, 2010
Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780399535895

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