eBook Turning Points in History: The Britannica Guide to Inventions That Changed the Modern World, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615300643
  • ISBN-13: 9781615300648
  • DDC: 609
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 304 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released March 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010
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Overview

By their very nature, inventions change the status quo. The innovations highlighted in this book have done so in a most dramatic, memorable, or effective fashion. Through engaging narrative and accompanying images, this volume gives readers a deeper appreciation for the inventions that have made their lives easier, more aesthetically pleasing, or otherwise better.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: Communication.
2: Cuneiform.
3: The Papyrus Scroll.
4: The Greek and Latin Alphabets.
5: Parchment and Vellum.
6: Paper.
7: The Printing Press.
8: Photography.
9: The Telegraph.
10: The Telephone.
11: The Phonograph.
12: Motion Pictures.
13: Radio.
14: Television.
15: The Transistor.
16: The Communications Satellite.
17: The Personal Computer.
18: Transportation.
19: The Wheeled Chariot.
20: Sailing Ships.
21: The Compass.
22: The Steamboat.
23: The Railroad.
24: The Bicycle.
25: The Automobile.
26: The Airplane.
27: The Space Launcher.
28: The Jetliner.
29: GPS.
30: Power and Energy.
31: Controlled Fire.
32: The Waterwheel.
33: The Windmill.
34: The Steam Engine.
35: The Electric Battery.
36: The Electric Generator and Motor.
37: The Incandescent Lightbulb.
38: The Steam Turbine.
39: The Gasoline Engine.
40: The Jet Engine.
41: The Nuclear Reactor.
42: The Laser.
43: The Wind Turbine.
44: The Solar Cell.
45: The Fuel Cell.
46: Building Construction and Civil Engineering.
47: The Arch.
48: Brick.
49: Dams.
50: The Aqueduct.
51: The Roman Dome.
52: Plumbing.
53: The Paved Road.
54: Reinforced Concrete.
55: The Suspension Bridge.
56: Dynamite.
57: The Skyscraper.
58: The Elevator.
59: Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning.
60: Medical Milestones.
61: The Smallpox Vaccine.
62: General Anesthesia.
63: Pasteurization.
64: X-Ray Imaging.
65: Insulin.
66: Antibiotics.
67: Blood Transfusion.
68: Polio Vaccine.
69: The Birth Control Pill.
70: Heart Transplantation.
71: Genetic Engineering.
72: Cloning.
73: Military Technology.
74: The Spear.
75: The Bow and Arrow.
76: Gunpowder.
77: Rifled Muzzle-Loaders.
78: The Submarine.
79: The Machine Gun.
80: The Assault Rifle.
81: The Tank.
82: The Ballistic Missile.
83: Nuclear Weapons.
84: Observation and Measurement.
85: The Gregorian Calendar.
86: The Clock.
87: The Watch.
88: The Telescope.
89: The Microscope.
90: Radar.
91: The Atomic Clock.
92: Agriculture and Industry.
93: Bronze.
94: Iron.
95: The Plowshare.
96: The Power Loom.
97: Canning.
98: Refrigeration.
99: Steel.
100: Aluminum.
101: Sheet and Plate Glass.
102: Rayon.
103: Bakelite.
104: The Combine Harvester.
105: Industrial Robots.
106: Fullerenes.
Glossary.
For Further Reading.
Index.