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1001 Inventions That Changed the World

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by Jack Challoner (Editor)
 

We take thousands of inventions for granted, using them daily and enjoying their benefits. But how much do we really know about their origins and development? This absorbing new book tells the stories behind the inventions that have changed the world, with details about--
  • Convenience items, such as safety pins, toothbrushes, and bifocals
  • Weapons of war,
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    We take thousands of inventions for granted, using them daily and enjoying their benefits. But how much do we really know about their origins and development? This absorbing new book tells the stories behind the inventions that have changed the world, with details about--

  • Convenience items, such as safety pins, toothbrushes, and bifocals
  • Weapons of war, including explosives, gunpowder, and shrapnel shells
  • Industrial advances, such as the steam engine and the power loom for weaving
  • Transportation advances, including the airplane, the diesel engine, the automobile, and the air-inflated rubber tire
  • Electronic marvels, including color television, the microprocessor, the personal computer, the compact disc, and the cell phone
  • Medical advances, from antiseptic surgery to the electron microscope. . . and much more.

    Inventors and pioneers of science and technology, including Eli Whitney, James Watt, Benjamin Franklin, Henry Bessemer, Thomas Edison, J.B. Dunlop, the Wright Brothers, Werner von Braun, Jonas Salk, J. Robert Oppenheimer, and many others are also discussed. Fascinating photos and illustrations complement authoritative summaries of each invention, and remarkable quotations from many of the inventors add to this chronicle of human ingenuity that began some 6,000 years ago with the invention of the wheel. Approximately 700 photos and illustrations in color and black and white.

  • Editorial Reviews

    From the Publisher

    "takes a look at the gadgets and innovations, big and small, that have shaped the way we live. â?¦ offers an impressive look at technological history."

    History Magazine, June/July 2009

    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780764161360
    Publisher:
    Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
    Publication date:
    03/01/2009
    Pages:
    960
    Sales rank:
    393,064
    Product dimensions:
    6.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 2.50(d)

    Meet the Author


    Jack Challoner spent many years lecturing visitors at the Science Museum in London, and has written nearly 30 books on science and technology for readers of all ages. He currently lives in France with his wife and daughter.

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    l_he-m More than 1 year ago
    I ordered book in the store because I wanted to give it as a gift and the copy I saw had a damaged cover. The salesperson assured me that they would send a new copy. When I received the book in the mail it also had a damage cover. I had to give the gift as is since there was no time to repeat the process several time. Very disapponted and embarrassed.