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Author Name    Angel, Solly

Title   The Tale of the Scale: An Odyssey of Invention

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good

Jacket Condition   Very Good

Publisher   U.S.A. Oxford University Press 2004

ISBN Number    0195158687 / 9780195158687

Seller ID   022771

0195158687 Very good condition. No interior writing or highlighting. The Tale of the Scale: An Odyssey of Invention (Hardcover) By Angel, Solly Daydreaming about inventing a better mousetrap is common enough, but the dreamer who converts fantasy to reality is rare. Rarer still is the inventor with the reflective acumen to illuminate the process; that Angel has this ability makes the account amazingly exciting--not a quality usually associated with consumer-product development. To an extent, his bright idea--a slim scale for travelers--is incidental to the story, which dramatizes the collision between creative concepts and their marketability. By the denouement of Angel's saga, he has journeyed from Germany to Israel to Japan (with detours to Rockford, Illinois) negotiating with suits, fabricating parts, and patenting his weight sensor, an absorbing subplot in itself because the author is an urban planner, not a mechanical engineer. This contrast between occupation and obsession hints at the drive and belief propelling inventors, and for the decade Angel devoted to his effort through the mid-1990s, he opens a psychologically revealing window about how small successes nourished his faith in his dream. An immensely entertaining and instructive chronicle. Product Details Hardcover: 320 pages Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA; First Edition edition (February 5, 2004) Language: English ISBN-10: ISBN-13: 978-0195158687 Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 6 x 1.1 inches

The Tale of the Scale: An Odyssey of Invention (Hardcover)

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