What a Great Idea! Awe­some South African In­ven­tions

Indwe - - Books - By Mike Bru­ton

Did you know that the ma­chine that was used to drill the tun­nels for the first un­der­ground rail­way in Eng­land was in­vented by a South African? Or that the first “com­put­ers” in South Africa were women cal­cu­la­tors work­ing at the Royal Ob­ser­va­tory in Cape Town? Ev­ery­one knows that the Kreepy Krawly, Prat­ley’s Putty, Do­los and CAT scan­ner were in­vented in South Africa, but what about the Sh­ef­fel Bo­gie, Oil of Olay, Q20 and Poli­can­sky fishing reels? This is the ul­ti­mate book on South African in­no­va­tions and in­ven­tions, crammed with in­for­ma­tion on the awe­some va­ri­ety of new prod­ucts and ser­vices that South Africans, at home and abroad, have in­vented from pre-colo­nial times to the present.

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