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Science  19 Feb 2016:
Vol. 351, Issue 6275, pp. 821
DOI: 10.1126/science.aad8552

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In her new book, INVENTology, Pagan Kennedy profiles a variety of historical and contemporary inventors in an effort to unpack the process of invention. The book is broken into sections that are intended to reflect different aspects of the invention process—problem finding, discovery, prophecy, connecting, and empowerment—and uses a series of anecdotes about inventors to illustrate these elements.