Thoughtful Gifts for Curious People

The Alchemy of Us


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Discover the stories of the woman who sold time, the inventor who inspired Edison and the hot-headed undertaker whose invention pointed the way to the computer. Scientist and science writer Ainissa Ramirez examines eight inventions - clocks, steel rails, copper communication cables, photographic film, light bulbs, hard disks, scientific labware and silicon chips - and reveals how they shaped the human experience, offering a fascinating insight into our relationship with technologies.

328 pages.
Measures 15.2 x 22.9 cm.