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Gadgets and inventions

Author: Neil Morris
Publisher: Oxford : Raintree, 2011.
Series: Raintree freestyle.; From fail to win!, Learning from bad ideas.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book counts down some ideas and inventions that were complete flops and others that have proved to be long-term successes. Find out about Thomas Edison's ideas for concrete furniture, the short-lived fad for paper clothing, the failures of the internet fridge, and more fascinating devices.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Neil Morris
ISBN: 9781406217650 1406217654
OCLC Number: 702605682
Description: 56 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Lessons learned --
Concrete furniture --
Picturephone --
Smell-o-vision --
Talking toy --
Household robot --
Paper clothing --
Vote recorder --
Shaving device --
Telemobiloscope --
Internet fridge --
Videodisc --
Hubble Space Telescope.
Series Title: Raintree freestyle.; From fail to win!, Learning from bad ideas.
Responsibility: Neil Morris.
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Have you ever wondered what went wrong when inventions, structures and technology failed spectacularly? This series provides cross-curricular, high interest reads into ideas and projects from around  Read more...

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