The complete illustrated history of inventions and inventors that have shaped civilization. Now available in an expanded Mammoth format, with a new design. Packed with over 600 colour photos and featuring discoveries and technological advances as varied as early Persian ice cream, the invention of the microchip and the latest advances in animal cloning, this is the ultimate reference guide and source of inspiration for would-be inventors of all kinds, young and old alike.
James Dyson, CBE, has spent 30 years inventing devices to make common tasks more efficient. His achievements so far include the bagless vacuum cleaner, the Sea Truck boat and the Evolutionary Ballbarrow. In 1999 he was appointed chairman of the Design Museum. Robert Uhlig is the the Technology Correspondent of the Daily Telegraph.