This book’s examples are a little out of date, but it’s nevertheless an interesting read. For anyone who thinks no one over 30 does anything interesting.
Tolstoy’s Bicycle: Who Did What When? by Jeremy Baker
* English : Book
* Publisher: New York : St. Martin’s Press, ©1982.
* ISBN: 0312808674 : 0312808666
* OCLC: 7998367
also a later edition, evidently, available here among other places.
Oxford, United Kingdom: Helicon Publishing Ltd., 1995. Written chronologically, every age from -1 (in the womb) to 150 (giant tortoises can live to this age) is dealt with under categories such as health, religion, money, work, love, art, music, science, law and crime. People’s achievements from every walk of life – such as writers, politicians, inventors and artists from across the world are given. Third Edition.
* ISBN: 1859860982
* Publisher: Helicon Publishing Ltd.
* Place: Oxford, United Kingdom
* Date published: 1995
See his Rover safety pedal cycle, here