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Everyday life

Author: Paul Dowswell
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Heinemann Library, ©2002.
Series: Great inventions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines how many of our common everyday products, from the lock to the self-stick note, went from the drawing borad to our homes.
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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Dowswell
ISBN: 1588102122 9781588102126
OCLC Number: 45460778
Description: 48 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Lock, 2000 B.C.E. --
Central heating, 150 B.C.E. --
Mechanical clock, 1092 C.E. --
Watch, 1500 --
Flush toilet, 1597 --
Lawn mower, 1830 --
Refrigerator, 1834 --
Light bulb, 1848 --
Elevator, 1852 --
Electric iron, 1882 --
Vacuum cleaner, 1901 --
Washing machine, 1907 --
Spray can, 1926 --
Teflon, 1938 --
Ballpoint pen, 1938 --
Microwave oven, 1946 --
Velcro, 1948 --
Self-stick notes, 1981 --
Timeline --
Glossary.
Series Title: Great inventions.
Responsibility: Paul Dowswell.

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Examines how many of our common everyday products, from the lock to the self-stick note, went from the drawing borad to our homes.

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