Great Victorian Discoveries

Great Victorian Discoveries

Great Victorian Inventions

Novel Contrivances and Industrial Revolutions

Publication Date15th July 2014

Book FormatPaperback

pages288

Illustrations100

Height198

Width124

Discover the use of whispering machines, horseshoe swords and over 200 other remarkable Victorian inventions.
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ISBN
9781445636177

Who invented the flying machine? Was the Titanic really the first ‘unsinkable’ ship? How would one use a phonoscope?


Using old Victorian documents, Caroline Rochford takes the reader on a guided tour of hundreds of fascinating nineteenth-century inventions from across the globe, some strange and some remarkably familiar.


Think solar power is a modern concept? Think again! Today everyone has a camera, but imagine the excitement of taking a snap of a giraffe hotel! This is a surprising journey, taking the reader on a trip from the clouds to the bottom of the ocean, with stops everywhere in between. Discover the use of whispering machines, crime-fighting streetlamps and over 200 other remarkable Victorian inventions.

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