Inventing the 20th Century: 100 Inventions that Shaped the World

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British Library, Jan 1, 2000 - Inventions - 246 pages
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Imagine your average day without television, vacuum cleaners, photocopiers and personal stereos. This title offers window onto the technology of the 20th century. By combining a brief history of each patent (the zip fastener, the post-it note) with a copy of the patent illustration, it reveals the ways in which many of the most basic aspects of our material existence have been revolutionized through specific objects.

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Van Dulken is an expert curator in the Patents Info Service of The British Library

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