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Ideas That Changed the World

Author: DK Publishing
Publisher: London : DK Pub., 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ideas that Changed the World combines the quality and breadth of a modern design museum with the high standards of a DK reference title. Stunning photography and beautifully written stories work together to give the reader a unique experience. We don't just show you what's ground-breaking about a space suit, we explain its place in history and space exploration, and the other inventions it has influenced. Readers  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Publishing, DK.
Ideas That Changed the World.
London : DK Publishing, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: DK Publishing
ISBN: 9780756672645 0756672643
OCLC Number: 735609140
Description: 1 online resource (258 pages)
Contents: Content 4; GENIUS 10; Lightbulb 12; Antibiotics 14; Penicillin 16; Vaccination 18; Microscope 20; X-ray 22; DNA 24; Watson and Crick 26; Radioactivity 28; Tin can 30; Portland cement 32; Hoover Dam 34; PET bottles 36; Stainless steel 38; Telegraph 40; Who invented the telephone? 42; World Wide Web 44; Laser 46; LCD 48; Nylon 50; Wallace Carothers 52; Dynamite 54; GREAT GIZMOS 56; Engine 58; Elevators 60; Elisha Otis 62; Refrigerator 64; Wind turbine 66; Electric motor 68; The father of electricity 70; Spinning jenny 72; Robots 74; Robots in our world 76; Pendulum clock 78. The master of time 80Crane 82; Printing press 84; Flushing toilet 86; Television 88; From script to screen 90; Solar cell 92; Clean energy 94; Battery 96; Microprocessor 98; From valves to microprocessors 100; Apple computer 102; Wozniak and Jobs 104; HANDY GADGETS 106; Microwave 108; The first microwave 110; Digital camera 112; Glasses 114; Radio 116; Marconi 118; Money 120; Credit card 122; Cash register 124; James Ritty 126; Bar code 128; Stapler 130; Stamp 132; Post-its 134; Velcro 136; Zipper 138; Cell phone 140; Going mobile 142; ON THE MOVE 144; Wheel 146; Ford Model T 148. Ford's model factory 150Sailing ship 152; Submarine 154; Jet plane 156; Helicopter 160; Steam locomotive 162; Full steam ahead 164; Bicycle 166; Cat's eye 168; Percy Shaw 170; Electric car 172; Metro 174; London Underground 176; EXPLORE 178; Saturn V 180; Hubble 182; Hubble in action 184; Compass 186; Mars rovers 188; GPS 190; Cassini 192; Spacesuit 194; Space helmet 198; Submersible 200; Scuba 202; Jacques Cousteau 204; Fiber-optic endoscope 206; MRI 208; CULTURE 210; Ballpoint pen 212; Umbrella 214; LEGO® brick 216; Play well 218; Walkman 220; Skateboard 222; Newspaper 224; Jeans 226. Levi Strauss 228Kinetoscope 230; What is 3-D? 232; Video games 234; Sunglasses 236; Electric guitar 238; Sports shoes 242; Soccer 244; Time line 246; Glossary 248; Index 252.

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Ideas that Changed the World combines the quality and breadth of a modern design museum with the high standards of a DK reference title. Stunning photography and beautifully written stories work together to give the reader a unique experience. We don't just show you what's ground-breaking about a space suit, we explain its place in history and space exploration, and the other inventions it has influenced. Readers will be struck with wonder by each item and sense the excitement that so many discoveries inspire. Each subject is introduced through text and a close-up photograph. Captivating icons.

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