Monday, December 14, 2009
Holiday Gift Pick: SPLENDIDLY UNREASONABLE INVENTORS
Just in time for Christmas is the delightful Splendidly Unreasonable Inventors, a quirky and entertaining look at the lives, loves, and deaths of 30 pioneering inventors who changed the world. In this new book, author Jeremy Coller focuses on the individual rather the invention and explores the ways in which he or she did or did not succeed in bringing their vision to fruition. On one level, the book is a collection of fascinating stories packed with entertaining, often humorous nuggets of information. On another level, these stories provide an unconventional look at the processes and personalities that created products that changed the world. In bookstores everywhere!