Eureka!

Eureka!

The Surprising Stories Behind the Ideas That Shaped the World

Format
Paperback
Price
$15.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780399535895
  • 272 Pages
  • Perigee
  • Adult

Overview

The fascinating inspirations behind common inventions and creations- from Barbie to Sweet and Low to Mt. Rushmore.

The slinky was born aboard a World War II ship.
The Barbie doll was inspired by a German sex toy.
Weight Watchers began with a Jewish housewife in Queens, New York.

Eureka! explores the fascinating stories behind these famous creations and many others-from blue jeans to the Taj Mahal to Mickey Mouse-detailing the relationships between inspirations and their inventors. Readers will delight in the intriguing-and sometimes surprising-origins behind the ideas that have shaped the world.

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