The Ingenious Victorians: Weird and Wonderful Ideas from the Age of Innovation PDF (Adobe DRM) download by John Wade

The Ingenious Victorians: Weird and Wonderful Ideas from the Age of Innovation

Pen and Sword History
Publication date: September 2016
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We all know that some of the greatest inventions came from the Victorian age, the successors of which are still with us today. But this book is not entirely about those. It’s more about some of the weird and wonderful inventions, ideas and projects – some successful, others less so – that have largely been forgotten. Where well-known inventions or design concepts are included, it is from a perspective not previously appreciated, with details of the ingenious technology and thinking that led to their introduction and success. Here you can read how Victorian innovators were responsible for: the world’s largest glass structure; an electric railway with lines under the sea and a carriage on stilts 20 feet above the waves; a monster globe that visitors could enter to see the world’s land masses, seas, mountains and valleys modelled on the interior; cameras disguised as bowler hats and many other everyday objects; the London Underground as a steam railway; safety coffins designed to prevent premature burial; unusual medical uses for electricity; the first traffic lights, which exploded a month after their erection in Westminster; and the birth and rapid rise to popularity of the cinema ... as well as many other ingenious inventions.
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The Ingenious Victorians: Weird and Wonderful Ideas from the Age of Innovation PDF (Adobe DRM) download by John Wade
Pen and Sword History, September 2016
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