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Splendidly unreasonable inventors : the lives, loves and deaths of 30 pioneers who changed the world

Author: Jeremy Coller; Christine Chamberlain
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Overlook Press, ©2009.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Coller, Jeremy.
Splendidly unreasonable inventors.
New York, N.Y. : Overlook Press, ©2009
(OCoLC)747305579
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Coller; Christine Chamberlain
ISBN: 9781590202692 1590202694
OCLC Number: 320798795
Description: viii, 214 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: King Camp Gilette: that one big idea --
Chester Carlson: one big chance --
Isaac Merritt Singer: a toad in his time --
Kokichi Mikimoto: pearls of wisdom --
John Stith Pemberton: the gift of addiction --
Alfred Bernhard Nobel: Mr. Dynamite --
Samuel Colt: the big bang --
Bette Nesmith Graham: disappearing act --
Marc Isambard Brunel: tunnel vision --
Isambard Kingdom Brunel: the biggest and the best --
John Holland: taking a dip --
Rudolf Diesel: internal combustion --
George Selden: road hog --
Percy Shaw: eye catcher --
Charles Goodyear: cooking caoutchouc --
Eli Whitney: running wild --
William Thomas Green Morton: confidence man --
Jonas Salk: a pass at the moon --
Paul Winchell: the way to an artificial heart --
Albert Coombs Barnes: playing with art --
Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis: I speak but no one will listen --
Thomas Alva Edison: the wizard --
Nikola Tesla: the magician --
Louis Aimé Augustin Le Prince: where in the world? --
Auguste and Louis Lumière: the magic box --
William Bradford Shockley: Doctor Beep Beep --
Alexander Graham Bell: business calls --
Samuel Finley Breese Morse: lightning line --
Sir Charles Wheatstone: an empty chair --
Charles Proteus Steinmetz: gentle giant.
Responsibility: Jeremy Coller with Christine Chamberlain.

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