The Invisible Stories of Things
- 40 US dollars$40
Did you know that aluminum (yes, what soda cans are made of) used to be a precious metal? So precious that Napoleon III is said to have given his least favorite party guests gold tableware at dinner, and only his honored friends got to eat with aluminum forks and knives. Why is this, and how did we get to TV dinners made from aluminum foil 100 years later? Journey through history with a magnifying glass pointed at technology, and you will find surprising stories that weave together culture, economics, and the drama that surrounds it. Together, we’ll uncover the hidden tales of mundane things (the color blue, clocks, and beyond!) and trace the invisible power of technology in history.