Wednesday, March 21, 2007

House of Invention review

House of Invention, by David Lindsay, is a book similar to some of the others that I have reviewed on the topic of inventions. With this book the author takes the approach of going through a home to discuss inventions through-out. There are some gems of information, not necessarily paramount to technical theatre, but interesting nonetheless. The section on breakfast ceral, the pencil, and the universal screw thread were perhaps my favorites. However, on your future reading list, I would rank this lower than Invention by Design by Petroski, the readability is lower, and it wasn't as entertaining.

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