Inventions That Changed the World: Working Wonders - Christine NobleReader's Digest, 1996, Hardback.
Condition: Very Good. Slight marking to the boards otherwise a very well presented copy.
From the cover; “Traces the technological innovations that are now accelerating at such a pace that the sum of human knowledge is doubling every decade. More inventions have been devised and put to use since 1900 than in the rest of human history put together. A child born in 1900 entered a world where no one had yet flown in an aeroplane, used a vacuum cleaner or seen a television programme. Even a child born nearly half a century later, in the aftermath of World War II, was coming into a world where computers were known only to a handful of research scientists, the transistor had yet to be invented, and the vast majority of the people who crossed the Atlantic each year still did so by ship, not plane. ‘Inventions That Changed the World’ explains what these key inventions were, illustrates how they worked, and describes how they have transformed our daily lives.”