This is now the second edition!
If you are interested in the history of film and its origins then this book will be of interest to you.
It is presently free (for a limited period) to download on Google Play.
This book provides a short and concise overview of the vastly complex history of the origins of cinema. From the very first zoetropes and magic lanterns, to the first motion capture film cameras.
Covering the key individuals involved in the creation of cinema, such as, Albertus Magnus, Eadweard Muybridge, Louis Le Prince and the Lumiere Brothers. Any film fan or anyone with an interest in the history of cinema should find this book both interesting and useful.