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The Most Powerful Idea in the World

A Story of Steam, Industry, and Invention

by William Rosen

Hardly a week passes without some high-profile court case that features intellectual property at its center. But how did the belief that one could own an idea come about? And how did that belief change the way humankind lives and works? William Rosen, author of Justinian's Flea, seeks to answer these questions and more with The Most Powerful Idea i...
Publish Date
2012
March 15
Goodreads rating
3.91
ISBN
9780226726342
Tags
historynonfictionscience
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An entertaining narrative weaving together the clever characters, incremental innovations and historical context behind the steam engines that gave birth to our modern world.     source