Patents by Ben Ikenson
Ingenious Inventions How They Work and How They Came to Be

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Patents is covered in bubble wrap, one of man's more ingenious creations. It includes dozens of notable patents, from the airplane, brassiere, chain saw, and fire hydrant to the Internet, parachute, plunger, and zipper. The purpose of each device is explained in accessible language, along with background about the inventor, interesting sidebars and history, and an excerpt from the original patent application. The artwork throughout includes photos of original models and patent diagrams created by the inventors themselves, annotated to show exactly how each item works.

About Ben Ikenson

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Ikenson is a freelance writer who has contributed material to Black Dog's Great American Cookout, How to Stay Alive in the Woods, and How Things Are Made. He works as a speechwriter.
Published February 14, 2012 by Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers. 288 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Professional & Technical, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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