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SHORTLISTED FOR THE ROYAL SOCIETY SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE 2018 Bestselling author Simon Winchester writes a magnificent history of the pioneering engineers who developed precision machinery to allow us to see as far as the moon and as close as the Higgs boson.
The writer described as the 'Darwin of technology' presents an intertwined history of recreation and innovation, arguing that humans have always found the future in fun
The first and only book by Erno Rubik, exploring everything his greatest invention has taught him about creativity, playfulness and invention - published in the 40th anniversary year of the Rubik's Cube
Traces the origins of some of the twentieth century's important inventions. This title tells the story about the life and work of a small group of eccentric men - Mervin Kelly, Bill Shockley, Claude Shannon, John Pierce, and Bill Baker - who spent their careers at Bell Labs.
Discover the use of whispering machines, horseshoe swords and over 200 other remarkable Victorian inventions.