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How to Invent Everything: Rebuild All of Civilization (with 96% fewer catastrophes this time) Hardcover – 1 Oct 2018

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"How to Invent Everything is such a cool book ... essential reading" (Randall Munroe, xkcd creator and bestelling author of WHAT IF? and THING EXPLAINER)

"Ryan North is as funny as he is smart, and he is hilarious ... an almost essential primer on the story so far when it comes to science ... suitable for anyone with a sense of humour and some curiosity. Brilliant stuff" (Starburst magazine)

"A dazzling piece of work that's also genuinely hilarious" (Elan Mastai, author of ALL OUR WRONG TODAYS)

"An essential handbook for any hapless time-traveller" (Prof Lewis Dartnell, author of THE KNOWLEDGE: How to Rebuild our World from Scratch)

"Technically, we are all time travelers and we are all trapped. So, even if you happen to be scanning this blurb in what you perceive to be a 'normal' timeline, I heartily recommend you read this book cover to cover." (Zach Weinersmith, creator of Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal and author of SOONISH)

"A hilarious and practical guide" (Atlas Obscura)

"Packed with cool, fun, and useful stuff... a friendly and thought-provoking reference, just the thing for the bright kid in the family, to say nothing of the neighbourhood time traveller" (Kirkus Reviews)

"A brilliant conceit ... a slyly funny piece of popular science writing" (Glen Weldon, NPR’s Great Reads of 2018)

"North is incredibly funny, so you’ll be entertained while inventing fundamental technology for your fellow, albeit less-developed, man ... Avoid the pitfalls of our ancestors with this handy guide" (BookPage)

"whip-smart and hilarious . . . Combine that humour, intelligence and style with the history of human technology and you’ve got How to Invent Everything" (Winnipeg Free Press)

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A geeks' manual for improving human history, for fans of What If? and The Worst Case Scenario Handbook.

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