Eureka: How Invention Happens

Eureka: How Invention Happens

This witty and encouraging booklet chronicles the lengthy historical past of discovery and ingenuity which gave upward thrust to a “eureka second” whilst a dream of invention grew to become a truth for the 1st time

during this richly illustrated portrait, a prize-winning biographer surveys the complete sweep of William Blake’s inventive paintings whereas telling the tale of his lifestyles  

Tracing the lengthy pre-history of 5 twentieth-century innovations that have reworked our lives, Gavin Weightman finds a phenomenal forged of scientists and encouraged amateurs whose ingenuity has given us the aircraft, tv, bar code, pc, and cellphone. no longer this type of innovations might be attributed to a lone genius who stories a second of notion. approximately all options exist within the mind's eye earlier than they're ultimately made to paintings by way of the difficult graft of inventors who draw at the discoveries of others.
whereas the discoveries of scientists have supplied important wisdom which has made innovation attainable, it's a revelation of Weightman’s research that it's mostly the beginner who enjoys the “eureka second” whilst an invention works for the 1st time. jam-packed with interesting tales of fight, contention, and the ingenuity of either well-known inventors and enormous quantities of forgotten humans, Weightman’s beautiful paintings is a triumph of storytelling that gives a clean tackle the making of our smooth world.


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