By Julie Halls

ISBN-10: 0500772479

ISBN-13: 9780500772478

An enthralling, funny, and downright complicated number of nineteenth-century innovations as printed via remarkable–and hitherto unseen–illustrations from the British nationwide Archive

Inventions that Didn't swap the World is an interesting visible travel via essentially the most weird and wonderful innovations registered with the British professionals within the 19th century. In an period whilst Britain was once the workshop of the realm, layout safeguard (nowadays patenting) used to be all of the rage, and the it sounds as if lenient approval approach intended that each one demeanour of unusual curiosities have been painstakingly recorded, in appealing colour illustrations and well-penned explanatory textual content, along the certainly nice innovations of the interval. Irreverent statement contextualizes every one submission in addition to taking a funny view on how each one has stood the attempt of time.

This ebook introduces such gemstones as a ventilating most sensible hat; a man-made leech; a layout for an aerial laptop tailored for the arctic areas; an anti-explosive alarm whistle; a tennis racket with ball-picker; and a currant-cleaning computing device. this is every little thing the tip person might be able to require for an issue he by no means knew he had.

Organized by way of sector of application—industry, garments, transportation, scientific, future health and defense, the house, and leisure—Inventions that Didn't swap the World finds the troubles of a bygone period giddy with the probabilities of a newly industrialized international.

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To date, there has been no direct proof of life on other bodies in the solar system. but scientists are still looking and speculating about the possibilities. For example, scientists recently found strong evi· dence that beneath the surface of Jupiter's icy moon Europa might lie an ocean of liquid water, an essential ingredient for all living organisms as we understand them. Although the surface temperature of Europa is about -26QoF (-170°C), some scientists believe this moon might have plenty of biological fuels useful for the basic chemical reactions necessary for life.

What is the modern theory of the Moon origin? More recently, scientists proposed another explanation for the Moon's origin. In this theory, a huge, Mars-sized body struck the Earth during its early formation, ripping away part of our planet's mantle. ) The huge impact threw out material, forming a disk that orbited the Earth. Our planet's 47 I gravity held the material in orbit, with momentum eventually causing the molten material to spin and congeal to form the Moon. Why are the Earth and Moon called a double planetary system?

They are concentrated on the nearside of the Moon (the side facing the Earth), mostly within impact basins formed long ago. The relatively bright, heavily cratered highlands are called terrae. The craters and basins in the highlands were formed by meteorite impacts; and they are thought to be about 4 billion years old. ) The light and dark regions on the moon's surface. partially due to light and shadow. are made of chemically and mineralogically different rocks. arth. APllVide World Pholos. 45 Is the Moon's composition similar to Earth's?

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