Ryan North: How to Invent Everything: A Survival Guide for the Stranded Time Traveler (2018, Riverhead Books) 4 stars

Full of interesting facts and processes, the premise of the book got a little old after a while. I found I could only read a few chapters at a time, the. Set it down and come back after a few days. This is a survival guide I would want should the need ever arise, and at that point I would certainly look past the pedantic story arc.