Madness in the Making

Madness in the Making

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qA fascinating history of the unexpected intersection of science, technology and show business.q -John Steele Gordon, author of Hamilton's Blessing qOnce upon a time, American know-how flourished through show-how: spectacular demonstrations by ever resourceful technological entrepreneurs. David Lindsay brings back these glorious (and sometimes infamous) theatricals in a delightful, witty, narrative with a serious point: the American inventor, now relegated to endless rehearsals, needs to resume a rightful place on the national center stage. For admirers and critics of technology and for veteran and inspiring inventors, Madness in the Making will give pleasure and inspire debate.q -Edward Tenner. Author of Why Things Bite Back... he introduced the aquot;baking sodaaquot; experiment (reenacted by school children today when they ignite sodium bicarbonate inside a papier-mache volcano) with the observation that aquot;the globules flew with great velocity through the air in a state ofanbsp;...

Title:Madness in the Making
Author:David Lindsay
Publisher:iUniverse - 2005-05


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