Inventing the 20th Century: 100 Inventions That Shaped the World

Inventing the 20th Century: 100 Inventions That Shaped the World

by Stephen van Dulken
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814788122

ISBN-13: 9780814788127

Pub. Date: 05/01/2002

Publisher: New York University Press

Imagine your average day without zippers, airplanes or vacuum cleaners, without your personal stereo, without photocopiers. All of these devices were invented within the last hundred years and have since transformed our daily lives. Drawing on the British Library's vast and comprehensive collection of patents, this handsomely illustrated book recounts the history of…  See more details below

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Imagine your average day without zippers, airplanes or vacuum cleaners, without your personal stereo, without photocopiers. All of these devices were invented within the last hundred years and have since transformed our daily lives. Drawing on the British Library's vast and comprehensive collection of patents, this handsomely illustrated book recounts the history of one hundred of the most significant inventions of the century, decade by decade. From the photocopier to the Slinky, from genetic fingerprinting to the Lava Lamp, from the ballpoint pen to the fuel cell, Inventing the 20th Century is an informative, illuminating window into the technology of the twentieth century. It's the perfect gift book for every inventor and tinkerer in your life!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814788127
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
05/01/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
246
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.77(d)

Table of Contents

Author's Prefacevii
Acknowledgementsix
Introduction1
Patents
1900-190916
1910-191938
1920-192960
1930-193982
1940-1949104
1950-1959126
1960-1969148
1970-1979170
1980-1989192
1990-1999214
Further Reading239
Index243

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