With 192+ illustrations, The Illustrated Histories of Everyday Inventions introduces readers to the fascinating, humorous, and often forgotten (or overlooked) origin stories behind the most important common inventions!
In an era where phones and computers are deified, it can be easy to overlook the less sophisticated pieces of technology that we use on a daily basis. The toilets, tape dispensers and toasters of the world are all taken for granted; they sit sadly on the sidelines while the VR headsets and retina display iPhones are paraded about like kings and queens. No longer can we let these steadfast heroes go unsung! The Illustrated Histories of Everyday Inventions will delight the uninformed masses while informing them on the compelling histories of mankind’s most practical inventions!
Inside this charming little hardcover volume, the illustrated stories will be arranged chronologically, with the oldest inventions appearing first, working all the way up to the present day. Each entry will describe the object’s utility, then tell the long-forgotten tale of its origin with three funny and captivating illustrations.