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This‌ ‌catchy,‌ ‌witty‌ ‌compilation‌ ‌of‌ ‌inventions,‌ ‌filled‌ ‌with‌ ‌beautiful‌ ‌illustrations,‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌wonderful‌ ‌gift‌ ‌for‌ ‌collectors,‌ ‌enthusiasts,‌ ‌and‌ ‌curious‌ ‌minds.‌

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Have you ever imagined visiting the past with full knowledge of modern information and technology? If you told people from the Middle Ages or Ancient Egypt about a telephone, a car, or electricity, they would take you for a deity or a superhero. But do you actually know how these things work?

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As a child, before bed, I used to imagine with my dad what things like bowstrings would be made of in ancient times. In the morning, looking it up, we would be startled to discover that bowstrings were made of veins and if you wanted instead to make one from gunpowder ingredients you had to urinate on hay!

 

As I got older, I got into mechanics and discovered that many apparently simple things are based on brilliant ideas. All the discoveries and inventions that seemed incredible and almost magical when I was a child actually were just as fantastical as I imagined!

 

I realized that most people knew very little about how such inventions of our civilization as a plow, a mill, a blast furnace or glass are made and how they work. I began making a list of the most amazing inventions I would like to tell my children about. Later I added illustrations, which became more and more bizarre and mysterious. After some time, I finished a draft of The Book of Incredible Inventions and Discoveries

 

 

 

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