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They Laughed at Galileo by Albert Jack
  

They Laughed at Galileo

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A fascinating look at the inventions developed by visionaries who dreamt of the seemingly impossible, but who were opposed by an array of experts publicly declaring that 'It cannot be done.' Well, yes it could ... And here's the story of how those dreamers overcame the odds against them. The new title from the author behind Red Herrings and White Elephants.


The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. Inventors and pioneers have throughout the ages been told to shut up and forget their bright ideas, as they will come to nothing. In this parade of the ridiculous, Albert Jack names and shames the naysayers who said there was no future for the motorcar, that computers were passing fads, and that all animal life in the sea would be extinct by the year 1980. Broken down into sections including ‘Science and Technology’, ‘Food’, ‘Popular Culture’, and ‘Glorious Failures’, the book shows just how cocksure some people can be, and why we should never listen to experts who profess to have all the answers.
~ Carl Hughes

Synopsis

They Laughed at Galileo by Albert Jack

From the wireless to the computer, and from hula hoops to interplanetary travel, inventions and discoveries have changed our lifestyles in ways that would have astounded our ancestors.

About the Author

Albert Jack

Albert Jack’s Red Herrings and White Elephants was a huge international hit and was on the bestsellers list for six months. His second, Shaggy Dogs and Black Sheep was another success: selling over 70,000 copies. He is also the author of That's Bollocks! (all the strangest, sickest, funniest and most unforgettable urban legends as told in Jack's inimitable style) and Albert Jack's Ten-Minute Mysteries.

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Publication date

7th May 2015

Author

Albert Jack

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Author's Website

www.albertjack.com/
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Publisher

Constable an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Hardback
272 pages

Categories

The Real World
Popular Science
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ISBN

9781472116642

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