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Subscribe now and get unlimited digital access on web and our smartphone and tablet apps, free for your first month. You are currently logged out. Trevor Norton didn't invent the concept of a great read - but with this wry, entertaining look at the brains behind the breakthroughs, he has definitely delivered on. Norton's hugely entertaining romp does both of those, with a large dose of butterscotch ripple provided by the less talented rivals to Archimedes and Edison For thanks to diligent research Norton has traced the hilarious failures that came before the Eureka moments.
Crackpot ideas and great inventions have rarely been combined before to give such a complete and utter picture of the process of inventiveness at its least and most successful Some of the most amusing bits of Norton's book - whose short chapters encourage you to dip in at random rather than read sequentially - concern those inventions that didn't quite make the grade Another source of comedy in Norton's history of invention is our changing sense of what matters.
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About Trevor Norton At school Trevor's speciality was failing exams. From that moment he knew he had to become a marine biologist. To everyone's surprise he began to pass exams.
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He has been the president of two Learned Societies and served on the expert assessors' panel and the policy panel of the European Commission for funding major international research projects. In addition to scientific articles he has also penned 30 magazine articles. His efforts at literary non- fiction have been critically acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic, and his writing has been compared to that of Bill Bryson, Gerald Durrell and Rachel Carson.
He has published widely on ecological topics. Trevor lives on the Isle of Man with his wife.. Rating details. Book ratings by Goodreads.
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