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The Ingenious Victorians [electronic resource] : Weird and Wonderful Ideas from the Age of Innovation
The Ingenious Victorians [electronic resource] : Weird and Wonderful Ideas from the Age of Innovation
Wade, John2016
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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 modeled 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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[Place of publication not identified] : Pen and Sword History, 2016
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1 online resource (1 text file)
ISBN:
9781473849020
Language:
English
BRN:
2596830
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