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James May's Magnificent Machines By James May

James May's Magnificent Machines
by James May

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Published to tie in with a landmark BBC TV series, James May's idiosyncratic look at the great inventions of our time
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James May's Magnificent Machines Summary

James May's Magnificent Machines: How men in sheds have changed our lives by James May

The twentieth century was a time of extraordinary change as new technologies and new inventions emerged at a bewildering rate. Our world was transformed beyond recognition, and so were our lives and our aspirations. Throughout JAMES MAY'S 20TH CENTURY James May explores the iconic themes of the century: flight, space travel, television, mechanised war, medicine, video games, electronic music, skyscrapers, electronic espionage and much more. But he also reveals the hidden story behind why some inventions like the Zeppelin, the hovercraft or the Theremin struggled to make their mark. He examines the tipping points -- when technologies such as the car or the internet became unstoppable -- and get up close by looking at the nuts and bolt of remarkable inventions. Packed with surprising statistics and intriguing facts, this is the ideal book for anyone who wants to know how stuff works and why some stuff didn't make it.

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James May's Magnificent Machines Reviews

'James May is the best thing ever to come out of Top Gear"' -- Radio Times 'Smart, sharply written' -- Guardian 'The most loveable of the Top Gear" presenting trio ... there's a sharp and interesting mind under the corduroy. Fascinating.' -- Nottingham Evening Post

About James May

James May is a writer, broadcaster and co-host of Top Gear" on BBC2. He writes a weekly column in the Daily Telegraph" and has presented series for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky. His previous books include May on Motors" and Oz and James' Big Wine Adventure". He is currently training to qualify for his pilot's license.

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James May's Magnificent Machines: How men in sheds have changed our lives by James May
James May
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Hodder & Stoughton General Division
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