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The Smithsonian book of invention.

Author: Smithsonian Institution.
Publisher: [Washington] : Smithsonian Institution ; New York : distributed by W.W. Norton, ©1978.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Traces the history and development of invention and technology from prehistoric times to the present and examines the impact of technology and industry on civilization.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Smithsonian book of invention.
[Washington] : Smithsonian Institution ; New York : distributed by W.W. Norton, c1978
(OCoLC)623105744
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Smithsonian Institution.
ISBN: 0895990024 9780895990020
OCLC Number: 4413297
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 256 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
Contents: Pt. 1. The Yankee perspective --
pt. 2. Origins of invention --
pt. 3. Engines of technology --
pt. 4. Revolutions of science --
pt. 5. The reach of industry --
pt. 6. The impact of innovation --
pt. 7. The summons of the future. High technology. Neglected riches of nature.

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Traces the history and development of invention and technology from prehistoric times to the present and examines the impact of technology and industry on civilization.

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