[PDF] Marie Antoinette's Watch: Adultery, Larceny, & Perpetual Motion

ISBN: 1511773995

Category: Tutorial


Posted on 2017-11-19, by luongquocchinh.

Description



Author: John Biggs | Category: History | Language: English | Page: 244 | ISBN: 1511773995 | ISBN13: 9781511773997 |

Description: Across continents and into and out of the hands of royalty, revolutionaries, smugglers, thieves, and the world’s greatest tech engineers, was Marie Antoinette’s watch, the “160,” worth an estimated $40 million in today’s dollars. Perhaps the most sought after personal technology device of the last 200 years, the timepiece, designed by the legendary Abraham-Louis Breguet, is the launching point for a thrilling and fluidly woven set of narratives that are, in part, forbidden love story, historical document, and police procedural. Marie Antoinette’s Watch also deftly lays out the history of horology and the 18th Century engineering feats attained in Paris’s answer to Silicon Valley, the Ile de la Cite, that made the watch the most intricate and prized personal device of its time – something that’s come full circle today. In the hands of Techcrunch’s East Coast Editor, John Biggs, Marie Antoinette’s Watch is by turns edifying and lurid, historical and utterly modern. Culminating in a heist in a Tel Aviv antiquities museum in the 1980s, Biggs tells the story of how one object can transform countries, cultures, high technology, and time itself.

DOWNLOADDownload this book
Marie Antoinette's Watch: Adultery, Larceny, & Perpetual Motion.pdf
http://k2s.cc/file/5af522c3362ab

Sponsored High Speed Downloads
8793 dl's @ 3784 KB/s
Download Now [Full Version]
9308 dl's @ 2615 KB/s
Download Link 1 - Fast Download
9839 dl's @ 3723 KB/s
Download Mirror - Direct Download



Search More...
[PDF] Marie Antoinette's Watch: Adultery, Larceny, & Perpetual Motion

Search free ebooks in ebookee.com!


Links
Download this book

No active download links here?
Please check the description for download links if any or do a search to find alternative books.


Related Books


Comments

No comments for "[PDF] Marie Antoinette's Watch: Adultery, Larceny, & Perpetual Motion".


    Add Your Comments
    1. Download links and password may be in the description section, read description carefully!
    2. Do a search to find mirrors if no download links or dead links.
    Back to Top