This book celebrates some of history’s greatest minds, whose intelligence and perseverance has helped shape the modern world. Among others, you will encounter brilliant mathematicians, celebrated scientists and photography pioneers. Get an insight into their careers and grasp the innovative spirit and determination required to change the course of history. Featuring: Meet the inventors - Get to know the men and women whose ingenuity shaped the modern world. Discover the gadgets - Uncover the significance of history’s most important technological developments. Amazing images - Witness early designs and understand the inner workings with informative diagrams. Historical artefacts - Follow the process of invention and discovery via historical documents and notes.