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Mistakes That Worked
40 Familiar Inventions and How They Came to Be
Mistakes That Worked Book Cover by Charlotte Foltz Jones, John O'Brien (Illustrator)

Recounting the fascinating stories behind the accidental inventions of forty familiar objects and products, this collection is illustrated by John O'Brian artist of the New Yorker magazine. Jones gathers together in a splendid book that is as informative as it is entertaining. Jones has great fun with facts, dredging up plenty in a lively, anecdotal account that recollects the oddball origins of a variety of foods, clothing, toys, and devices..

Mistakes That Worked
by Charlotte Foltz Jones, John O'Brien (Illustrator) / Paperback - 48 pages (1994) / Doubleday
Recounting the fascinating stories behind the accidental inventions of forty familiar objects and products.
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