Eureka!: The Surprising Stories Behind the Ideas That Shaped the World

Eureka!: The Surprising Stories Behind the Ideas That Shaped the World

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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… (more)


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Publisher: TarcherPerigee (July 06, 2010)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 272 pages

File size: 248 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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