Ingenious Britain: 101 Innovations that Changed the World

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Category: Humanities

Book Format: Hardback

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781399034890

RRP: $90.00


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Britain has a rich and spectacular history. It is a core country in the development of the modern world. Indeed, as the first industrial nation, there is a strong case that Britain is its primary cause, and it certainly isn’t easy to imagine our 21st century lives without its positive influence and the moments of genius from its people; examples of which are all around us. Its intellectual achievements are exceptional, spanning more than a thousand years and comprising a fusion of people, systems, ideas, inventions, innovations, theories and explorations that are still utilised across the globe today, shaping the world in which we live and breathe on a daily basis. This book is the first to provide a universal view of British history’s positive impact on the modern world, and does so, rather uniquely, through tangible examples including scientific endeavour, artistic style, musical talents, author creativity and inventors’ curiosity, all of which have significantly shaped and benefitted the modern world. Whilst history is broad and complex, the author simplifies and shortens each account into a deliberately concise overview of a historical development that can be easily digested and used as a springboard for further reading. British ingenuity is widely across so many different fields, from entertainment, sport, literature and gastronomy through to philosophy, engineering, medicine and science. This book gives one hundred and one examples of it. AUTHOR: Steven has visited sixty-eight countries across the world and lived in four, much of which was during his time as a historical tour guide across England and Europe. He has a huge passion for British history having researched it for over 20 years and is a strong believer that Britain can and will be a leading force for good in the 21st century. He holds a first class undergraduate degree and a distinction in his masters from Queen Mary, University of London. 32 b/w illustrations

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