Great Victorian Inventions: Novel Contrivances and Industrial Revolutions (Paperback)Caroline Rochford (author)
Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 15/07/2014
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Who invented the flying machine? Was the Titanic really the first `unsinkable' ship? How would one use a phonoscope? Using old Victorian documents, Caroline Rochford takes the reader on a guided tour of hundreds of fascinating nineteenth-century inventions from across the globe, some strange and some remarkably familiar. Think solar power is a modern concept? Think again! Today everyone has a camera, but imagine the excitement of taking a snap of a giraffe hotel! This is a surprising journey, taking the reader on a trip from the clouds to the bottom of the ocean, with stops everywhere in between. Discover the use of whispering machines, crime-fighting streetlamps and over 200 other remarkable Victorian inventions.
Publisher: Amberley Publishing
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 274 g
Dimensions: 198 x 124 x 23 mm
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