INVENTING THE 19th CENTURY The Great age of Victorian Invention publisher : The British Library ISBN 0-7123-08814-X Stephen van Dulken
The Victorian era was one of great activity and with many industries progressing as markets grew the spur for inventing was at a height. The book illustrates many everyday objects and looks at their patents and their inventors….from Denim Jeans to Tiddleywinks !
An interesting book for anyone that is aware of the impact that so many inventions have on the society around them. From the Zip fastener to Football Boots, the book looks at the inventions and at the patents applied for at the time. A fascinating book for anyone involved in Design and Technology.
HISTORY of GREAT INVENTIONS publisher : Constable Robinson ISBN 0-184-119-6177 Author: James Dyson
Our civilisation has been changed by inventors and their inventions. One such designer / inventor is James Dyson and in his book he looks at the inventions of many others. One invention may frequently inter-link with another and the web of imagination is thoroughly stimulated after reading the book.