Invention

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Here is a spectacular and informative guide to the amazing story of inventions. Intriguing real-life photographs of some of the earliest telescopes and microscopes, radios and telephones, as well as today's microchip-based computers offer a unqiue view of the world of inventions.

Photographs and text explore such inventions as the wheel, gears, levers, clocks, telephones, and rocket engines.

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Overview

Here is a spectacular and informative guide to the amazing story of inventions. Intriguing real-life photographs of some of the earliest telescopes and microscopes, radios and telephones, as well as today's microchip-based computers offer a unqiue view of the world of inventions.

Photographs and text explore such inventions as the wheel, gears, levers, clocks, telephones, and rocket engines.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590546079
  • Publisher: Fitzgerald Books
  • Publication date: 10/1/2001
  • Series: Eyewitness Books Series
  • Format: Library Binding

Table of Contents

What is an invention? 6
The story of an invention 8
Tools 10
The wheel 12
Metalworking 14
Weights and measures 16
Pen and ink 18
Lighting 20
Timekeeping 22
Harnessing power 24
Printing 26
Optical inventions 28
Calculating 30
The steam engine 32
Navigation and surveying 34
Spinning and weaving 36
Batteries 38
Photography 40
Medical inventions 42
The telephone 44
Recording 46
The internal combustion engine 48
Cinema 50
Radio 52
Inventions in the home 54
The cathode ray tube 56
Flight 58
Plastics 60
The silicon chip 62
Index 64
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