Our world has been transformed beyond recognition, particularly in the 20th century, and so were our lives and our aspirations. Throughout James May's Magnificent Machines, James May explores the iconic themes of the past hundred years: flight, space travel, television, mechanized war, medicine, computers, electronic music, skyscrapers, electronic espionage, and much more. But he also reveals the hidden story behind why some inventions like the zeppelin, the hovercraft, or the theremin struggled to make their mark. He examines the tipping points when technologies such as the car or the internet became unstoppable and gets up close to the nuts and bolt of remarkable inventions. Packed with surprising statistics and intriguing facts, this is the ideal book for anyone who wants to know how stuff works and why some stuff didn't make it.
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James May is a writer, broadcaster and co-host of Top Gear" on BBC2. He writes a weekly column in the Daily Telegraph" and has presented series for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky. His previous books include May on Motors" and Oz and James' Big Wine Adventure". He is currently training to qualify for his pilot's license.Review:
'James May is the best thing ever to come out of Top Gear"' -- Radio Times 'Smart, sharply written' -- Guardian 'The most loveable of the Top Gear" presenting trio ... there's a sharp and interesting mind under the corduroy. Fascinating.' -- Nottingham Evening Post
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Descrizione libro Hodder & Stoughton, 2007. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110340950900
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