‘Inventors and Inventions’ takes a look into the fascinating history of inventors and inventions.The
book follows a diverse list of inventions from their earliest
manifestations through to their most current incarnations, whilst also
revealing how some of today’s greatest inventions came about by
accident or chance.
From the beginnings of the frisbee to the role of Muybridge’s eccentric moving-picture photography in the development of cinema, the book considers how and why these inventions came about, who was responsible for them and what their subsequent impact has been. Often overlooked inventors are also discussed, giving them their rightful place amongst the celebrated minds from the past; while controversies regarding attribution are exposed and explored.