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The Resource They laughed at Galileo : how the great inventors proved their critics wrong, Albert Jack

They laughed at Galileo : how the great inventors proved their critics wrong, Albert Jack

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They laughed at Galileo : how the great inventors proved their critics wrong
Title
They laughed at Galileo
Title remainder
how the great inventors proved their critics wrong
Statement of responsibility
Albert Jack
Title variation
How the great inventors proved their critics wrong
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A humorous and reflective look at one thousand years of the development of humankind-- those who dreamed, those who taught, those who opposed, and those who, ultimately, did. Each and every one of our inventions and discoveries was first envisioned and then developed by a single person, or a handful of people, who dreamed of the seemingly impossible. Each of these inventions has had a profound effect on the course of human history, and each one was rejected, resisted, and ridiculed in its day. Ultimately, the innovators who brought these into existence provided invaluable contributions to science and the culture of humankind
Summary
They Laughed at Galileo takes a humorous and reflective look at one thousand years of the development of humankind: those who dreamt, those who taught, those who opposed, and those who, ultimately, did. At some point in modern history, each and every one of our inventions and discoveries was first envisioned and then developed by a single person, or a handful of people, who dreamt of the seemingly impossible. For them, the future was clear and obvious, but for the vast majority, including the acknowledged experts of their days, such belief was sheer folly. For just about everything that has improved our modern lifestyles in a way that our ancestors could not possibly imagine, there was once a lone dreamer proclaiming, It can be done.” That dreamer was nearly always opposed by a team of enlightened” contemporaries publicly declaring, It cannot be done.” Well, yes it could
Biography type
collective biography
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10443187
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DLC
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Jack, Albert
Dewey number
609.2/2
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Inventors
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adult
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how the great inventors proved their critics wrong
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They laughed at Galileo : how the great inventors proved their critics wrong, Albert Jack
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Publication
Note
  • "A Herman Graf book."
  • "First published in 2015 in the UK by Constable, an imprint of Constable & Robinson Ltd"--Title-page verso
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Science and technology. The radio ; The telescope, and why they laughed at Galileo ; Air conditioning : the King of Cool ; The robotic arm ; The X-ray is a hoax ; The telephone is a meaningless toy ; Computers : who needs them? ; The jet engine ; Satellite communications ; Microwave ovens ; The fireman's safety hood ; The parachute ; Ancient inventions we still use everyday ; Archimedes (287-212 BC) ; Hoisted by their own petard : inventors killed by their creations -- Food. The potato ; Worcestershire sauce : who were Mr Lea and Mr Perrins? ; Who is on the menu? (Culinary inventions) -- Popular culture. The hula hoop ; The record executive who might have kicked himself to death ; That's a terrible idea for a book ; More authors who suffered brutal rejections ; Superstars who were told not to give up their day jobs ; Monopoly ; The Pet Rock ; Billy Bob's teeth ; The Grand Canyon ; The yo-yo ; Blockbuster films initially rejected as terrible ideas -- Glorious failures. Thomas Edison ; Sigmund Freud ; Winston Churchill ; Abraham Lincoln ; Socrates ; Henry Ford ; Walt Disney ; Frederick W. Smith ; Frank Winfield Woolworth -- Business and industry. Crude oil ; Clinton's ditch ; Unzipped : the true story of the zipper ; The bra ; It was a close shave ; Kitty litter ; Ballpoint pen? What's that, then? ; The railway networks ; The horseless carriage ; Velcro ; E-commerce : the world at your fingertips ; The Post-it Note : the accidental billion-dollar invention ; Vulcanized rubber : Charles Goodyear ; Black & Decker Workmate : "You will sell about a dozen of these" ; The barcode ; The tin can ; Going underground : You want to run steam trains where? -- Accidental inventions. Saccharin ; Popsicles ; Viagra ; Coca-Cola ; The hamburger : from a German snack to American icon ; Safety glass ; Penicillin -- Suppressed inventions : true or urban legend? The rifle beam ; The light bulb ; Cold fusion ; The Chronovisor ; Wardenclyffe Tower ; The Cloudbuster ; The anti-gravity device ; The EV1 ; The water fuel cell ; The implosion generator ; Project XA -- Ridiculous inventions you wish you had invented. Spanx ; The snuggie ; The plastic wishbone ; The HeadOn ; Billy Big Mouth Bass ; The Beanie Baby ; Tamagochi ; iFart ; Yellow smiley faces ; The Wacky Wall Walker ; The Slinky ; The million-dollar homepage -- Eponymous inventions. Maxim gun ; The leotard ; The Jacuzzi ; The guillotine ; The Davy lamp ; Shrapnel : maximum damage ; The diesel engine
Control code
1416003
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xvii, 251 pages
Isbn
9781629147581
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015031337
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781629147581
  • (OCoLC)915043975
Label
They laughed at Galileo : how the great inventors proved their critics wrong, Albert Jack
Publication
Note
  • "A Herman Graf book."
  • "First published in 2015 in the UK by Constable, an imprint of Constable & Robinson Ltd"--Title-page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Science and technology. The radio ; The telescope, and why they laughed at Galileo ; Air conditioning : the King of Cool ; The robotic arm ; The X-ray is a hoax ; The telephone is a meaningless toy ; Computers : who needs them? ; The jet engine ; Satellite communications ; Microwave ovens ; The fireman's safety hood ; The parachute ; Ancient inventions we still use everyday ; Archimedes (287-212 BC) ; Hoisted by their own petard : inventors killed by their creations -- Food. The potato ; Worcestershire sauce : who were Mr Lea and Mr Perrins? ; Who is on the menu? (Culinary inventions) -- Popular culture. The hula hoop ; The record executive who might have kicked himself to death ; That's a terrible idea for a book ; More authors who suffered brutal rejections ; Superstars who were told not to give up their day jobs ; Monopoly ; The Pet Rock ; Billy Bob's teeth ; The Grand Canyon ; The yo-yo ; Blockbuster films initially rejected as terrible ideas -- Glorious failures. Thomas Edison ; Sigmund Freud ; Winston Churchill ; Abraham Lincoln ; Socrates ; Henry Ford ; Walt Disney ; Frederick W. Smith ; Frank Winfield Woolworth -- Business and industry. Crude oil ; Clinton's ditch ; Unzipped : the true story of the zipper ; The bra ; It was a close shave ; Kitty litter ; Ballpoint pen? What's that, then? ; The railway networks ; The horseless carriage ; Velcro ; E-commerce : the world at your fingertips ; The Post-it Note : the accidental billion-dollar invention ; Vulcanized rubber : Charles Goodyear ; Black & Decker Workmate : "You will sell about a dozen of these" ; The barcode ; The tin can ; Going underground : You want to run steam trains where? -- Accidental inventions. Saccharin ; Popsicles ; Viagra ; Coca-Cola ; The hamburger : from a German snack to American icon ; Safety glass ; Penicillin -- Suppressed inventions : true or urban legend? The rifle beam ; The light bulb ; Cold fusion ; The Chronovisor ; Wardenclyffe Tower ; The Cloudbuster ; The anti-gravity device ; The EV1 ; The water fuel cell ; The implosion generator ; Project XA -- Ridiculous inventions you wish you had invented. Spanx ; The snuggie ; The plastic wishbone ; The HeadOn ; Billy Big Mouth Bass ; The Beanie Baby ; Tamagochi ; iFart ; Yellow smiley faces ; The Wacky Wall Walker ; The Slinky ; The million-dollar homepage -- Eponymous inventions. Maxim gun ; The leotard ; The Jacuzzi ; The guillotine ; The Davy lamp ; Shrapnel : maximum damage ; The diesel engine
Control code
1416003
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xvii, 251 pages
Isbn
9781629147581
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015031337
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781629147581
  • (OCoLC)915043975

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