Ingenious Ireland

by Mary L Mulvihill | 31 January 2020
Category: British History
Ingenious Ireland is a unique study of this country's natural wonders, clever inventions, and historic industries. Richly illustrated, meticulously researched, and lucidly written, it brings the reader on a fascinating county-by-county tour of Ireland, with details of what to see and places to visit. Find out why half of Ireland really belongs to North America and why Connemara rain is so salty. Marvel at the natural wonders that surround you, among them the oldest fossil footprints in the Northern hemisphere, and the disappearing springs of Fore. Read about the advent of railways and modern timekeeping. Discover why the shamrock is a sham, and the Dublin Bay prawn is a fraud. Meet the ingenious Irish and wonder at the range of their inventions: from Milk of Magnesia to the hypodermic syringe; from the steam turbine to the ejector seat; from the modern tractor to the first guided missile. Mary Mulvihill's knowledge is encyclopaedic and her enthusiasm for unravelling the mysteries and marvels of Ireland irresistible. Dip into Ingenious Ireland and you may discover that history was made on your own doorstep.
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Ingenious Ireland is a unique study of this country's natural wonders, clever inventions, and historic industries. Richly illustrated, meticulously researched, and lucidly written, it brings the reader on a fascinating county-by-county tour of Ireland, with details of what to see and places to visit. Find out why half of Ireland really belongs to North America and why Connemara rain is so salty. Marvel at the natural wonders that surround you, among them the oldest fossil footprints in the Northern hemisphere, and the disappearing springs of Fore. Read about the advent of railways and modern timekeeping. Discover why the shamrock is a sham, and the Dublin Bay prawn is a fraud. Meet the ingenious Irish and wonder at the range of their inventions: from Milk of Magnesia to the hypodermic syringe; from the steam turbine to the ejector seat; from the modern tractor to the first guided missile. Mary Mulvihill's knowledge is encyclopaedic and her enthusiasm for unravelling the mysteries and marvels of Ireland irresistible. Dip into Ingenious Ireland and you may discover that history was made on your own doorstep.
Currently out of stock
Orders will not be processed until after the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions are lifted
Eligible for free delivery
59 Reward Points

Any purchases for more than €10 are eligible for free delivery anywhere in the UK or Ireland!

€19.95
Currently out of stock
Orders will not be processed until after the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions are lifted
Eligible for free delivery
59 Reward Points

Any purchases for more than €10 are eligible for free delivery anywhere in the UK or Ireland!

Product Description

Ingenious Ireland is a unique study of this country's natural wonders, clever inventions, and historic industries. Richly illustrated, meticulously researched, and lucidly written, it brings the reader on a fascinating county-by-county tour of Ireland, with details of what to see and places to visit. Find out why half of Ireland really belongs to North America and why Connemara rain is so salty. Marvel at the natural wonders that surround you, among them the oldest fossil footprints in the Northern hemisphere, and the disappearing springs of Fore. Read about the advent of railways and modern timekeeping. Discover why the shamrock is a sham, and the Dublin Bay prawn is a fraud. Meet the ingenious Irish and wonder at the range of their inventions: from Milk of Magnesia to the hypodermic syringe; from the steam turbine to the ejector seat; from the modern tractor to the first guided missile. Mary Mulvihill's knowledge is encyclopaedic and her enthusiasm for unravelling the mysteries and marvels of Ireland irresistible. Dip into Ingenious Ireland and you may discover that history was made on your own doorstep.

Product Details

Ingenious Ireland

ISBN9781846828218

Format

PublisherFOUR COURTS PRESS (31 January. 2020)

No. of Pages496

Weight1343

Language English (United States)

Dimensions 267 x 184 x 28