"Great Inventions of our Time" explores the development and impacts of hundreds of the most important inventions of the last 500 years. From casting iron for the first metal bridge to creating laser chips for faster, cheaper computing, it's all inside this informative yet colourful and easy-toread reference book.New knowledge and inventions do not exist in isolation. It is their cumulative effect on our everyday lives and on the wider world that drives innovation and new ideas. "Great Inventions of our Time" puts these inventions into context and helps us make more sense of our rapidly evolving world.
David Ellyard is one of Australia's best known and most prolific science and technology communicators. His wide-ranging knowledge and his infectious enthusiasm makes complex topics easily accessible to people with little or no background in science and technology.