The light bulb. Antiseptic surgery. The World Wide Web. These inventions changed the world and introduced us to the masterminds of their time. Genius, published in association with the Science Museum of London, gives readers unprecedented insight into the minds and lives of those who shaped the way we live today. This beautifully illustrated volume captures the excitement of the most important moments in the history of technology. Dozens of pull-out memorabilia include excerpted copies of notebooks, blueprints, patent applications, and diaries, and timelines explain the development of each invention.