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Ideas that changed the world

Author: Julie Ferris; DK Publishing, Inc.
Publisher: London ; New York : DK, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An in-depth reference guide to technological developments that changed the world describes each invention and explores its place in history and how it influenced civilization, discussing inventions from the wheel to computers.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ideas that changed the world.
London ; New York : DK, 2010
(DLC) 2010282281
(OCoLC)475433630
Material Type: Document, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Julie Ferris; DK Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9780756672645 0756672643
OCLC Number: 738433279
Description: 1 online resource (256 pages) : illustrations (some color), color map
Contents: Lightbulb --
Antibiotics --
Penicillin --
Vaccination --
Microscope --
X-ray --
DNA --
Watson and Crick --
Radioactivity --
Tin can --
Portland cement --
Hoover Dam --
Pet bottles --
Stainless steel --
Telegraph --
Who invented the telephone? --
World Wide Web --
Laser --
LCD --
Nylon Wallace Carothers --
Dynamite --
Engine --
Elevators --
Elisha Otis --
Refrigerator --
WInd turbine --
Electric motor --
The father of electricity --
Spinning jenny --
Robots --
Robots in our world --
Pendulum clock --
The master of time --
Crane --
Printing press --
Flushing toilet --
Television --
From script to screen --
Solar cell --
Clean energy --
Battery --
Microprocessor --
From valves to microprocessors --
Apple computer --
Wozniak and jobs --
Microwave --
The first microwave --
Gidital camera --
Glasses --
Radio --
Marconi --
Money --
Credit card --
Cash register --
James Ritty --
Bar code --
Stapler --
Stamp --
Post-its --
Velcro --
Zipper --
Cell phone --
Going mobile --
Wheel --
Ford model T --
FOrd's model factory --
Sailing ship --
Submarine --
Jet plane --
Helicopter --
Steam Locomotive --
Full steam ahead --
Bicycle --
Cat's eye --
Percy Shaw --
Electric car --
Metro --
London underground --
Saturn V --
Hubble --
Hubble in action --
Compass --
Mars rovers --
GPS --
Cassini --
Spacesuit --
Space helmet --
Submersible --
Scuba --
Jacques Cousteau --
Fiber-optic endoscope --
MRI --
Ballpoint pen --
Umbrella --
LEGO brick --
Play well --
Walkman --
Skateboard --
Newspaper --
Jeans --
Levi Strauss --
Kinetoscope --
What is 3-D? --
Vidwo games --
Sunglasses --
Electric guitar --
Sports shoes --
Soccer.
Other Titles: Incredible inventions and the stories behind them
Responsibility: authors, Julie Ferris [and others].

Abstract:

An in-depth reference guide to technological developments that changed the world describes each invention and explores its place in history and how it influenced civilization, discussing inventions from the wheel to computers.

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