Pigeon Guided Missiles: And 49 Other Ideas that Never Took Off Hardcover – 1 Aug 2011
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In 1940 Henry Ford of Model T fame said: 'Mark my word. A combination airplane and motor car is coming. You may smile. But it will come.' We're still waiting, although Moore and Nero suggest that it is unease among manufacturers and the authorities rather than technical issues that have prevented flying cars from becoming reality. Oddly, the ill-fated Darien expedition, originated by Bank of England founder William Paterson and which nearly bankrupted Scotland in the late 17th century, appears among the 50 subjects here. --The Shetland Times
About the Author
James Moore & Paul Nero are the authors of Blagging It: How to Get Almost Everything on the Cheap. James has also co-written How to be a Teenage Millionaire and The You Code; Paul is the co-author of Creative Business. Both authors have been interviewed on numerous occasions for radio and TV for previous publications. James lives in Middlesex and Paul lives in Devon.
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8 October 2011
I decided to buy the book after reading about it in the Independent newspaper and i certainly wasn't disappointed. It's full of interesting stories of both crackpot and clever ideas that never quite took off. Even ones that i had heard about included new information. Certainly recommended.
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