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100 Local Heroes [Paperback]

Adam Hart-Davis
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22 July 1999
Adam Hart-Davis here presents the best of British heroes: brilliant and often eccentric pioneers of science, invention and technology.

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  • Paperback: 410 pages
  • Publisher: Sutton Publishing, Stroud, Gloucestershire; Revised edition (22 July 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0750923733
  • ISBN-13: 978-0750923736
  • Product Dimensions: 19.2 x 12.6 x 3.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 797,346 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Best toilet reading in the world 6 Dec 2008
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This book is a great gift for anyone interested in history, engineering or science. It has 100 short pieces to read in any order, each bringing alive Adam Hart-Davis' joy in the most and least useful inventions and discoveries that created the modern world.

It's real quality lies in toilet reading - each story just the right length to pick up when there's 5 minutes about to go to waste :-)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read 4 Feb 2010
Entertaining book following the TV series and easy to read. I'd like more like this.
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This is a great book for anyone who enjoyed the tv programme or who wishes to know more about the diversity of British genius. Put another way, perhaps you love the wacky inventors of this country and could enjoy reading about their weird and wonderful ideas. Dip in and try it.
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