The Golden Age of Invention

Try to imagine what life was like 150 years ago, before many of the great modern inventions that shape our world came on the scene. Imagine a time when the only music you could hear was played live—a time before airplanes allowed us to span continents in hours, not months or years. Imagine a time when all news was local because any event that took place more than a couple of days’ ride away by horseback was too far away to care about.

For better or worse (and in almost everyone’s opinion, it’s certainly for the better), technology has mightily changed the way we wander through our day-to-day lives, from the moment we’re born to the time we leave this world.

This book explores the incredibly rich inventive time period ...

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