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Great modern inventions

Author: Gérald Messadié
Publisher: Edinburgh ; New York : Chambers, 1991.
Series: Chambers encyclopedic guides.; Chambers compact reference.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Dealing with inventions since 1850, this is one of a series of reference books covering a range of popular subjects, and written and presented in a manner which is designed to appeal to both students and general readers.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gérald Messadié
ISBN: 0550170014 9780550170019
OCLC Number: 28335853
Notes: Includes index.
Description: x, 236 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Contents: Agriculture and the food industry --
Chemistry and physics --
Communication, culture and the media --
Electronics and mathematics --
Energy and mechanics --
Everyday life --
Industry and industrial technology --
Instruments for measuring and observation --
Medicine and biology --
Transport --
Warfare and military technology.
Series Title: Chambers encyclopedic guides.; Chambers compact reference.
Other Titles: Grandes inventions du monde moderne.
Responsibility: Gérald Messadié ; [translated from the French by Melanie Hanbury ; adapted for the English edition by Bill Houston, Min Lee, Penny Smith].

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Dealing with inventions since 1850, this is one of a series of reference books covering a range of popular subjects, and written and presented in a manner which is designed to appeal to both students and general readers.

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