Science Museum A Brief History of Stuff


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Dive into the past, present, and future of everyday items in your home, from tinned food to tampons. Discover how 30,000 bath toys and the efforts of amateur beachcombers have helped scientists study ocean currents. Learn how the search for a death ray led to the creation of the microwave oven and ready meals. Uncover the surprising link between sticky tape and the Nobel Prize. 

This captivating collection of entertaining essays reveals the extraordinary stories behind ordinary objects. Perfect for curious minds, it’s a gift that will enlighten and amuse. 

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    From the creators of the "A Brief History of Stuff" podcast and inspired by the incredible artifacts in the Science Museum Group Collection, this book offers a fascinating journey through the history of the mundane.
    Visit the Science Museum Group podcast page with host Nihal Arthanayake to find out more about the book.


    age group

    15 yrs +


    Paper; card



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    product dimensions

    20.8 x 2.2 x 26.2cm


    Dorling Kindersely

    Suitable for

    Adults + Teens

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