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Scientific American Inventions and Discoveries : All the Milestones in Ingenuity--From the Discovery of Fire to the Invention of the Microwave Oven.

Author: Rodney P Carlisle; Scientific American
Publisher: Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A unique A-to-Z reference of brilliance in innovation and inventionCombining engagingly written, well-researched history with the respected imprimatur of Scientific American magazine, this authoritative, accessible reference provides a wide-ranging overview of the inventions, technological advances, and discoveries that have transformed human society throughout our history. More than 400 entertaining entries explain  Read more...
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Carlisle, Rodney.
Scientific American Inventions and Discoveries : All the Milestones in Ingenuity--From the Discovery of Fire to the Invention of the Microwave Oven.
Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., ©2005
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rodney P Carlisle; Scientific American
ISBN: 9780471660248 0471660248
OCLC Number: 1058103126
Description: 1 online resource (514 pages)
Contents: Scientific American Inventions And Discoveries; Contents; Acknowledgments; General Introduction; Part I The Ancient World through Classical Antiquity, 8000 B.C. to A.D. 330; Part Ii The Middle Ages through 1599; Part Iii The Age of Scientific Revolution, 1600 to 1790; Part Iv The Industrial Revolution, 1791 to 1890; Part V The Electrical Age, 1891 to 1934; Part Vi The Atomic and Electronic Age, 1935 into the 21st Century; Index.

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A unique A-to-Z reference of brilliance in innovation and inventionCombining engagingly written, well-researched history with the respected imprimatur of Scientific American magazine, this authoritative, accessible reference provides a wide-ranging overview of the inventions, technological advances, and discoveries that have transformed human society throughout our history. More than 400 entertaining entries explain the details and significance of such varied breakthroughs as the development of agriculture, the "invention" of algebra, and the birth of the computer. Special chronological section.
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