Gadgets, Games, and Gizmos

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Ever find yourself staring at a paperclip? You get all deep in thought about how exactly somebody came up with such a thing. But then (usually) you put the paperclip back down and go about your business. Well, pick up that curiosity again and indulge it with this book about the objects that surround us. The skateboard, the umbrella, the ball point pen. All of that stuff was just an idea in somebody’s head once. Before any Slinky, globe or Lego Man existed, there was someone who stared off into space, thinking those things up.

Get inside the heads of inventors with a book that reproduces the original drawings inventors submitted to patent offices as they turned their ideas into the everyday goods of the everyday world. – $18

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