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Were early computers really the size of a school bus? : and other questions about inventions

Author: Deborah Kops; Colin W Thompson
Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : Lerner Publications, ©2011.
Series: Is that a fact?
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
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Miscellanea Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Kops; Colin W Thompson
ISBN: 9780761360988 0761360980
OCLC Number: 649417787
Description: 40 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 26 cm.
Contents: Was Gutenberg's bible the first printed book? --
Were the compass, paper, and gunpowder all invented in China? --
Did Leonardo da Vinci really come up with a design for a helicopter? --
Is it true that Galileo invented the telescope? --
Did Benjamin Franklin invent the lightning rod? --
Did two papermakers really invent the hot-air balloon? --
Did Alfred Nobel really invent dynamite and then donate some of his fortune for a peace prize? --
Is it possible that Alexander Graham Bell didn't invent the telephone? --
Did Thomas Edison invent the first light bulb? --
Is it true that Marie and Pierre Curie invented x-rays? --
Did Henry Ford really invent the automobile? --
Did a melted candy bar really inspire Percy L. Spencer to invent the microwave oven? --
Were early computers really the size of a school bus? --
Were Day-Glo colors really invented because someone hit his head on a loading dock? --
Was frozen food really invented by a fur trader? --
Was the first video game really invented in a scientific research laboratory? --
Did the U.S. Department of Defense really invent the internet?
Series Title: Is that a fact?
Responsibility: Deborah Kops ; illustrations by Colin W. Thompson.

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