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All Kinds of People Making Amazing Things in Backyards, Garages, and Basements
By Bob Parks
MAKE magazine, launched in February 2005, is the first magazine devoted to Do-It-Yourself Technology projects. Hailed as "the bible" of the new Tech DIY movement by FORTUNE magazine, selected as the country's 12th best magazine by The Chicago Tribune, and described as "the kind of magazine that would impress MacGyver" by The San Francisco Chronicle, MAKE has received critical acclaim from coast to coast. Barnes & Noble CEO Steve Riggio calls MAKE "one of the most innovative magazines I've seen in a long time."
Now on the heels of MAKE's wildly popular inaugural issues, O'Reilly introduces Makers, a beautiful hardbound book celebrating DIY inspiration and the people behind the projects. In tool sheds, garages, backyards, and basements all across the planet, author Bob Parks uncovers the Ben Franklins and Thomas Edisons of tomorrow. From the serious and practical to the outrageous and amusing, Makers profiles 100 people and their home-brewed projects -- exploring both the inventions and the characters behind them in living color.
Parks is just the person to track the quirky and outlandish in their natural habitats. A well-known journalist and author who covers the personalities behind the latest technologies, Parks' articles on innovations of all kinds have appeared in Wired, Outside, Business 2.0, and MAKE. He has contributed essays to NPR's All Things Considered and discussed trends in technology devices with Regis Philbin and Russ Mitchell on television.
All those who love to tinker or who fancy themselves kindred DIY spirits will appreciate Parks' eclectic and intriguing collection of independent thinkers and Makers.