A review of this — 6 years ago
This book provides an engineer’s-eye view of the evolution of dozens of objects that most of us use all the time, from paper clips to forks to zippers to hammers. It’s fascinating to take a look at the process of invention and improvement of devices that ‘improve’ our lives.
I would have liked to see this book a little more suited to a general audience though. The subject matter is definately something that could interest a whole spectrum of readers, but there’s a lot of Latin, and all kinds of polysyllabic words, neither of which is probably necessary. It would be nice if it were readable without being work, yanno?