Vergessene Erfindungen

Christian Mähr

Vergessene Erfindungen

Geniale Ideen und was aus ihnen wurde

222 pages
Erstmals im Taschenbuch
First day of sale: 19.01.2016
ISBN 978-3-8321-6340-2

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approx. 184 pages with approx. 31 monochrome pictures
new in paperback autumn 2015

‘After reading this book, you look at an obvious accomplishment of our technical present day – and realise that it would have just taken one small detail and you would be looking at the same item as a scurrility in a museum.’ Süddeutsche Zeitung

‘Christian Mähr provides with this review of bizarre inventions an entertaining piece of the history of technology.’ Die Welt

Ten of the most exciting inventions, which did not have a chance in their days, but which appear to be amazingly up-to-date nowadays. Entertaining impressions, backgrounds and impulses from the world of “science faction“.

Who does remember the ingenious Sodium locomotive, which moved for years and years free from noise and exhaust gases through Berlin and Aachen before it died out. Or the Stirling engine and the ion engine? Christian Mähr (re)discovers incredible things on the siding of the history of invention and presents ten of the most interesting ideas. Understandable for everyone “Vergessene Erfindungen” (Forgotten Inventions) explains startling ideas and embeds them cleverly in the conditions of their development and disappearance.

Christian Mähr was born in Feldkirch in the Vorarlberg (Austria) in 1952 and lives as an author and journalist in Dornbirn. Mähr, who holds a doctorate in chemistry, worked for the science and environment editorial staff at Austrian Radio for years. DuMont has published the volume “Von Alkohol bis Zucker” (2012) as well as the novels “Simon fliegt” (1998) and “Die letzte Insel” (2001).

Christian Mähr

Christian Mähr wurde 1952 in Feldkirch im Vorarlberg geboren und lebt als Autor und Journalist in Dornbirn. Der promovierte Chemiker arbeitete jahrelang beim Österreichischen Rundfunk für die Redaktionen Wissenschaft und Umwelt. Bei DuMont veröffentlichte er den Band ›Vergessene Erfindungen‹ (2002) sowie zahlreiche Romane, zuletzt erschien ›Tod auf der Tageskarte‹ (2014).