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This book ranks the 150 most important inventions—from the ice cream scoop to the personal computer—as determined by a panel created by Popular Mechanics. The panel of inventors, technology journalists, and product designers ranked duct tape 101 due to its utility aboard Apollo 13 (where it was used to fix their lifeboat) and ubiquity in modern handyman culture. The book compares original innovations such as the first mobile phone—the 10"-long and 2 1/2-lb. Motorola DynaTAC 8000x to today’s iPhone 5s that is half the size of the original and weighs under 4 oz. while providing 10X more talk time on a single charge. It includes many products sold by Hammacher Schlemmer like the first answering machine, the electric toothbrush, and the robotic vacuum, better known as Roomba. Other iconic cultural inventions covered include Tupperware, created in 1946 by Earl Tupper who was inspired by the airtight seal found in paint cans. 176 pages. 7 1/2" H x 9 1/4" W x 3/4" D.
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Grandson's Christmas Gift
from Wilkesboro, NC
Purchased for my ten year old grandson (the age that is hard to buy for). His goal is to be and inventor or engineer.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Wonderfully Interesting Book
from Nova Scotia
The book is wonderful! It is very well presented. There are a few grammatical errors, but the information is very interesting and well presented.
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