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Sex, Bombs, and Burgers by Peter Nowak (Hardcover, 2011)

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Sex, Bombs, and Burgers: How War, Pornography, and Fast Food Have Shaped Modern Technology by Peter Nowak

A fun and fascinating exploration of modern technology, Sex, Bombs, and Burgers reveals how these three billion-dollar industries have shaped our everyday lives. It’s also a chronicle of popular culture, chock-full of surprising revelations. Take a look around your home. Your microwave? A British military scientist invented its technology by accident while trying to devise a death ray to blow up enemy planes. Your handheld video recorder? Developed by the military in World War II but adopted and made affordable by post-war pornographers. That vacuum robot on late-night infomercials? Born of a mine sniffer patrolling the caves of Afghanistan.

From the unexpected origins of aerosols, silly putty, and the Internet to Saran Wrap, Tupperware, and video games, here is an engaging look at modern life as we know it.


Format: Hardback | 392 pages

Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 3.18 | 678g

Publication Date: 20 Dec 2011

Publisher: Globe Pequot Press

Imprint: Lyons Press

Publication City/Country: Connecticut, United States

Language: English

Illustrations note: illustrations

ISBN10: 0762772743

ISBN13: 9780762772742


Condition: Good

A book that has been read but is in good condition. No obvious damage to the cover. The dust jacket is included and in good condition (minor scuff marks and scratches). The majority of pages are undamaged with minimal no creasing or tearing, no pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. Nearly all pages have very minor water damage (which creates minor wrinkling, and very minor water stains which you only really notice if you're looking for it). No missing pages. Still a very clean, solid, and readable copy.