Amberley Publishing - Transport, Military, Local and General History

Great Victorian Inventions

Novel Contrivances and Industrial Revolutions

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Author: Caroline Rochford

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.

Book ISBN 9781445636177

Book Format Paperback

pages 288 pages

Publication Date 28 Jul 2014

Height 198

Width 124

Illustrations 100

£9.99

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