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Invention and innovation : a brief history of hype and failure  Cover Image Book Book

Invention and innovation : a brief history of hype and failure / Vaclav Smil.


"Smil presents the long history and modern infatuation with invention and innovation. Meticulous as always, these vast realms of human ingenuity are organized into sensible categories: inventions that went from welcome to undesirable, inventions that dominate and missed the mark, inventions we still dream about, and lastly, the exaggerations, myths, and wise expectations for innovations we need most" -- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780262048057
  • Physical Description: 219 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2023]

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Formatted Contents Note:
Subject: Inventions > Defects > History > Popular works.
System failures (Engineering) > History.
New products > History.
Errors > History.
Technological forecasting.

Available copies

  • 0 of 1 copy available at Consortium of Ohio Libraries. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Community Library (Sunbury).


  • 1 current hold with 1 total copy.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Community Library (Sunbury) 600 Smi (Text) 30210313179979 New Books Checked out 04/13/2023

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