⇗ Early reader series ⦴ By Tim Harford ⨠ ⇗ Early reader series ⦴ By Tim Harford ⨠ A lively history seen through the 50 inventions that shaped it most profoundly, by the best selling author of The Undercover Economist and Messy Who thought up paper money What was the secret element that made the Gutenberg printing press possible And what is the connection between The Da Vinci Code and the collapse of Lehman Brothers Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy paints an epic picture of change in an intimate way by telling the stories of the tools, people, and ideas that had far reaching consequences for all of us From the plough to artificial intelligence, from Gillette s disposable razor to IKEA s Billy bookcase, best selling author and Financial Times columnist Tim Harford recounts each invention s own curious, surprising, and memorable story Invention by invention, Harford reflects on how we got here and where we might go next He lays bare often unexpected connections how the bar code undermined family corner stores and why the gramophone widened inequality In the process, he introduces characters who developed some of these inventions, profited from them, and were ruined by them, as he traces the principles that helped explain their transformative effects The result is a wise and witty book of history, economics, and biography Tim Harford Fifty Things That Made The Modern Economy Economy Packed with fascinating detail has an engagingly wry style and his book is a superb introduction to Telephone History Invention of the Telephone Idea Finder Fascinating facts about invention by Alexander Graham Bell in Microwave Oven Microwave Oven microwave oven did not come as result someone trying find better, faster way cook During World War II, two scientists invented magnetron, tube that produces microwaves China Gunpowder These inventions impacted war many ways, one them was ground Before cannons, there weren t any hole making weapons but when cannons came along started 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