The Surprising Stories Behind the Ideas That Shaped the World
ISBN 9780399535895 | 272 pages | 06 Jul 2010 | Perigee | 8.26 x 5.23in | 18 - AND UP
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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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