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    • ISBN:9781781576816
    • Publication date:04 Oct 2018

64 Geeks

The Brains Who Shaped Our World

By Chas Newkey-Burden

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  • £12.99

Learn about the people who have changed the world.

We wouldn't have Bluetooth or Wi-Fi today without the ingenuity of an actress once described as "the most beautiful woman in the world."

And we might have had mobile messaging as early as 1901, were it not for the fickleness of a banker.

From celebrated prodigies and self-proclaimed geniuses to history's hidden heroes-64 GEEKS brings you the incredible stories of the world's best brains, all presented alongside clever 8-bit likenesses.

Biographical Notes

Chas Newkey-Burden is the author of a number of books including Great Email Disasters and a series of official titles for Arsenal FC, such as The Arsenal Yearbook and successive editions of The Official Arsenal Annual.

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  • ISBN: 9781781575727
  • Publication date: 04 Oct 2018
  • Page count: 144
  • Imprint: Ilex Press
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