Brilliant beauty inventions by Nadia Higgins.May 9th, 2014
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For thousands of years humans have been finding ways to beautify their bodies and today it is a multi billion dollar industry.
The book begins with the glass mirror first invented in the 1200s, a technology kept secret by the Venetians for 400 years. It was a further 200 years before a German chemist called Justus Von Liebig invented a chemical process called silvering to back glass mirrors. By the 1900s mirrors had become an affordable everyday item. The following chapters look at botox, deodorants, Q-tips, lipstick, nail polish, hair dye, and many other wonderful creative products we find in our bathrooms and use on our bodies.
Written in a bright, breezy style each topic has sufficient history and information to interest, surprise, and entertain readers. Brilliant beauty inventions is one of eight titles in a great new series called Awesome inventions you use every day.
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