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Impossible Inventions

By Malgorzata Mycielska
Illustrated by Aleksandra Mizielinska, Daniel Mizielinski

A funky and fascinating collection of inventions that never caught on, from the authors of the international bestseller MAPS.

When Leonardo da Vinci invented the tank, car, helicopter, glider, parachute, submarine, lift and telescope, over 500 years ago, he was considered a dreamer. Or even crazy. Today he is understood to be a genius, ahead of his time. This book collects ancient and modern inventions. Some are revolutionary, others comical, others were simply impossible. But each of them testifies to the extraordinary imaginations of their inventors. You will find here a flying bicycle, bubble telegraph, passenger clouds and passenger birds, mechanical chess players, a water clock, a concentration hood and many more incredible ideas.

  • Witty, richly coloured drawings and concise, accessible descriptions
  • Entertains, amazes and teaches - from the creators of the international bestseller MAPS
  • A mix of diagrams, information and comic scenes to spark the reader’s imagination

About the author

Malgorzata Mycielska is an art historian, publisher and book editor.

About the illustrator

Aleksandra Mizielinska and Daniel Mizielinski are graduates of the Faculty of Graphic Arts of the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts and founders of the Hipopotam Studio. They are authors of internationally recognized children’s books and creators of fonts, apps and websites. Their prize winning book Maps was a worldwide bestseller.

ISBN: 9781776571703
Imprint: Gecko Press
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: June 1, 2018
Dimensions: 200 x 248mm, 128pp
Stock Status: Signed Off
Australian RRP: $29.99
New Zealand RRP: $34.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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