The Book of Inventions is a painstakingly researched encyclopaedia of inventions. It provides the dates, the details and the stories of how we gained some of the things we now take for granted. Every possible invention is covered from the simple paper clip to the irritating parking meter or the massive and complicated structure of the jet engine, alongside the fascinating stories of the lives of the inventors themselves. Organised spread by spread, the book is packed with facts, photographs, and details. Timelines showing the chronology of events and biographies of the amazing inventors provide complete portraits of the evolution of some of the most integral elements of our lives today.