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Patents: Bubblewrap, Bottlecaps, Barbed Wire, and Other Ingenious Inventions
by Ben Ikenson
Patents is covered in bubble wrap, one of man's more ingenious creations. It includes dozens of notable patents, from the airplane, brassiere, chain saw, and fire hydrant to the Internet, parachute, plunger, and zipper. The purpose of each device is explained in accessible language, along with background about the inventor, interesting sidebars and history, and an excerpt ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published May 1st 2004 by Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
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