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Big Ideas: 100 Modern Inventions That Have Transformed Our World
by Alex Hutchinson (Goodreads Author)
From the polio vaccine to the Post-It, the personal computer to Prozac, these are the scientific and technological innovations that have transformed our world. Award-winning author Alex Hutchinson unveils the 100 greatest inventions of the modern era—starting with the discovery of the transistor in 1947—complete with original photographs and anecdotes about their creation. ...more
Hardcover, 166 pages
Published May 5th 2009 by Hearst
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Alex Hutchinson is a contributing editor at Popular Mechanics magazine, senior editor at Canadian Running magazine, and columnist for the Toronto Globe and Mail. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Runner's World, Discover, and numerous other publications. He holds a Master's in Journalism from Columbia and a Ph.D. in Physics from Cambridge, and did his post-doctor ...moreMore about Alex Hutchinson...