The topics include architectural wonders like the Acropolis, the Great Wall of China and the Eiffel Tower; transportation advances such as the high-spped bullet train; medical innovations, including the artificial heart and kidney dialysis; developments in communications, such as the mobile phone; as well as DNA fingerprinting, the large Hadron Collider, drones and more.
About the Author
Marshall Brain is the bestselling author of the How Stuff Works series and a professor at the Engineering Entrepreneurs Programme at NCSU. He has appeared on Oprah, Dr. Oz, Good Morning America, CNN, and in many other media outlets to apply his signature approach to unraveling the mysteries of life.
Brain was also the host of the National Geographic Channel's The Factory Floor TV show.