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Inventing the 19th Century: 100 Inventions That Shaped the Victorian Age from Aspirin to the Zeppelin [Hardcover]

By Stephen Van Dulken (Author)
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Dishwashers, electric light bulbs, gramophones, motion picture cameras, radios, roller skates, typewriters. While these inventions seem to speak of the 20th century, they all in fact date from the 19th century.

The Victorian age (1837-1901) was a period of enormous technological progress in communications, transport, and many other areas of life. Illustrated by the original patent drawings from The British Library's extensive collection, this attractive book chronicles the history of the one hundred most important, innovative, and memorable inventions of the 19th century. The vivid picture of the Victorian age unfolds as inventions from the ground-breaking--such as aspirin, dynamite, and the telephone--to the everyday--like blue jeans and tiddlywinks--are revealed decade by decade. Together they provide a vivid picture of Victorian life.

This follow-up volume to Stephen van Dulken's acclaimed "Inventing the 20th Century" will be compelling reading to anyone interested in inventors and the "age of machines." From the cash register to the safety pin, from the machine gun to the pocket protector, and from lawn tennis to the light bulb, Inventing the 19th Century is a fascinating, illustrative window into the Victorian Age.

Citations And Professional Reviews
Inventing the 19th Century: 100 Inventions That Shaped the Victorian Age from Aspirin to the Zeppelin by Stephen Van Dulken has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -

  • Choice - 03/01/2002 page 1261
  • Wilson Public Library Catalog - 01/01/2002 page 45
  • American Reference Bks Annual - 01/01/2003 page 590
  • Wilson Public Library Catalog - 01/01/2004 page 336
  • Wilson Public Library Catalog - 12/31/2008 page 452

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Item Specifications...

Studio: NYU Press
Pages   218
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.58" Width: 6.5" Height: 1.01"
Weight:   1.22 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Feb 1, 2002
Publisher   NYU Press
ISBN  0814788106  
ISBN13  9780814788103  

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The author of "Inventing the 20th Century: 100 Inventions that Shaped the World" and "American Inventions: A History of Curious, Extraordinary, and Just Plain Useful Patents" (both available through NYU Press), Stephen Van Dulken is an expert curator in the Patents Information Service of The British Library.

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