Impossible Inventions

Author: Malgorzata Mycielska
Homepage_9781776571703

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  • : $35.00(NZD)
  • : 9781776571703
  • : Gecko Press
  • : Gecko Press
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  • : June 2017
  • : 248mm X 200mm
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  • : books

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  • : Malgorzata Mycielska
  • : Aleksandra Mizielinska & Daniel Mizielinski
  • : English
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  • : 128
  • : Colour illustrations
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Barcode 9781776571703
9781776571703

Description

A funky and fascinating collection of ideas, patents, and plans.

When Leonardo da Vinci, over five hundred years ago, invented the tank, car, helicopter, glider, parachute, submarine, elevator, and telescope, he was considered a dreamer. Or even crazy. Today he is understood to be a genius, ahead of his time.

This book collects ancient and modern inventions. Some are revolutionary, others comical, others simply impossible. But each testifies to the extraordinary imagination of its inventor. You'll find a flying bicycle, a bubble telegraph, passenger clouds and passenger birds, mechanical chess players, a water clock, a concentration hood, and many more incredible ideas.