9780735216143-0735216142-Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy

Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy

ISBN-13: 9780735216143
ISBN-10: 0735216142
Edition: Reprint
Author: Harford, Tim
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Format: Paperback 336 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780735216143
ISBN-10: 0735216142
Edition: Reprint
Author: Harford, Tim
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Format: Paperback 336 pages

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Acknowledged authors Harford, Tim wrote Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy comprising 336 pages back in 2018. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0735216142 and 9780735216143. Since then Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.71 or rent at the marketplace.

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NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2017 by BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK, THE FINANCIAL TIMES, AND AMAZON

A lively history seen through the fifty inventions that shaped it most profoundly, by the bestselling author of The Undercover Economist and Messy.


Who thought up paper money? What was the secret element that made the Gutenberg printing press possible? And what is the connection between The Da Vinci Code and the collapse of Lehman Brothers?

Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy paints an epic picture of change in an intimate way by telling the stories of the tools, people, and ideas that had far-reaching consequences for all of us. From the plough to artificial intelligence, from Gillette’s disposable razor to IKEA’s Billy bookcase, bestselling author and Financial Times columnist Tim Harford recounts each invention’s own curious, surprising, and memorable story.

Invention by invention, Harford reflects on how we got here and where we might go next. He lays bare often unexpected connections: how the bar code undermined family corner stores, and why the gramophone widened inequality. In the process, he introduces characters who developed some of these inventions, profited from them, and were ruined by them, as he traces the principles that helped explain their transformative effects. The result is a wise and witty book of history, economics, and biography.
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