By Roger Smith
This new addition to the Magill's selection sequence examines one hundred sixty of the main major innovations of the twentieth century, and the folk at the back of the innovations. the final choice of themes has an attractive, eclectic caliber. Essays disguise such assorted topic components as High-Tech, together with desktops, compact discs and mobile telephones, to universal family units reminiscent of polyester, Tupperware and Velcro, and scientific Advances together with heart-lung machines, synthetic kidneys, and mammography. Articles differ in size from 1,000-2,500 phrases, every one beginning with a quick precis of the character and importance of the discovery, via a transparent research of the invention's background and influence. extra learn notes on the finish of every article will aspect readers to a minimum of 3 different released or on-line assets at the subject.