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Icons of invention : the makers of the modern world from Gutenberg to Gates

Author: John W Klooster
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Greenwood Press, ©2009.
Series: Greenwood icons.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents twenty four inventions that have impacted the modern world from 1400 up to the present, with entries that provide the life of each inventor, a detailed describtion of the invention, and the economic, social, and political impact that the invention had on subsequent history.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John W Klooster
ISBN: 9780313347436 0313347433 9780313347450 031334745X 9780313347474 0313347476
OCLC Number: 316098719
Description: 2 volumes (xxxii, 653 pages) : illustrations ; 27 cm.
Contents: Volume 1: Printing and Johannes Gutenberg ; The steam engine and James Watt ; Mass transportation: Fitch, Fulton, Stevens, and Trevithick ; Food preservation and Nicholas François Appert ; The reaper and Cyrus McCormick ; Telegraphy: Morse and Marconi ; The sewing machine: Hunt, Howe, and Singer ; The telephone and Alexander Graham Bell ; Internal combustion engine : Otto and Diesel ; Electric power: Edison, Westinghouse, Tesla, and Stanley ; Vaccination and Louis Pasteur. Volume 2: Affordable automobiles and Henry Ford ; The airplane and the Wright Brothers ; Radio: Fessenden, de Forest, and Armstrong ; Penicillin and Alexander Fleming ; Television and Philo Farnsworth ; Jet engines: Hans von Ohain and Frank Whittle ; Nylon and Wallace Carothers ; Nuclear reactor and Enrico Fermi ; Transistors: John Bardeen, William Shockley, and Walter Brattain ; Integrated circuits, microprocessors, and computers: Jack Kilby and Steve Wozniak ; Satellite communications and John R. Pierce ; Software and Bill Gates ; The Internet and the World Wide Web: Kleinrock, Baran, Kahn, Cerf, and Berners-Lee.
Series Title: Greenwood icons.
Responsibility: John W. Klooster.

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