They All Laughed...: From Light Bulbs To Lasers: The Fascinating Stories Behind The Great Inventions

Paperback | June 30, 1993

byIra Flatow

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An enlightening and fun look at scientific discoveries and the often wacky and accidental ways in which they have led to some of the most important inventions--by award-winning journalist Ira Flatow.

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If you're one of those people who look around and wonders how people came up with the inventions we take for granted, this is the book for you. They All Laughed...from Light Bulbs to Lasers opens your eyes to the world to explain how people came up with these life-changing innovations. Ira Flatow doesn't always hold up the inventors as...

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An enlightening and fun look at scientific discoveries and the often wacky and accidental ways in which they have led to some of the most important inventions--by award-winning journalist Ira Flatow.

Ira Flatow is the host and executive producer of Talk of the Nation: Science Friday®. He is the author of Rainbows, Curve Balls, and They All Laughed. He lives in Connecticut.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.61 inPublished:June 30, 1993

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If you're one of those people who look around and wonders how people came up with the inventions we take for granted, this is the book for you. They All Laughed...from Light Bulbs to Lasers opens your eyes to the world to explain how people came up with these life-changing innovations. Ira Flatow doesn't always hold up the inventors as bastions of scientific process. More often than not, he reveals that these discoveries were accidents rather than flashes of genius. Enter the world of invention and uncover how much of our modern world depends on pure luck.