eBook The Britannica Guide the World's Most Influential People Series: The 100 Most Influential Inventors of All Time, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615300422
  • ISBN-13: 9781615300426
  • DDC: 609.2
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 376 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released March 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010
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Overview

If necessity is indeed the mother of invention, then the individuals profiled in this volume should be considered the most laudable of all midwives. They each saw a need and met it. Readers will learn more about the lives and methodologies of well-known inventors such as Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Edison, and become familiar with several more whose creations have sometimes outstripped their personal fame.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: Cro-Magnon.
2: Imhotep.
3: Archimedes.
4: Cai Lun.
5: Heron of Alexandria.
6: Johannes Gutenberg.
7: Christiaan Huygens.
8: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek.
9: Benjamin Franklin.
10: James Watt.
11: Joseph and Étienne Montgolfier.
12: Alessandro Volta.
13: Joseph-Marie Jacquard.
14: John Loudon McAdam.
15: Nicéphore Niépce.
16: Robert Fulton.
17: Eli Whitney.
18: Alois Senefelder.
19: Sir William Congreve.
20: René Laënnec.
21: George Stephenson.
22: Louis Daguerre.
23: Samuel F.B. Morse.
24: Charles Babbage.
25: Sir Rowland Hill.
26: Charles Goodyear.
27: John Deere.
28: Claude-Étienne Minié.
29: Louis Braille.
30: Cyrus McCormick.
31: Elisha Graves Otis.
32: Sir Henry Bessemer.
33: Samuel Colt.
34: Richard J. Gatling.
35: James Starley.
36: Alfred Nobel.
37: John Wesley Hyatt.
38: Ferdinand von Zeppelin.
39: Georges Leclanché.
40: Hiram Maxim.
41: John P. Holland.
42: Karl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler.
43: Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen.
44: Thomas Edison.
45: Alexander Graham Bell.
46: Otto Lilienthal.
47: Emil Berliner.
48: Nikola Tesla.
49: Rudolf Diesel.
50: George Washington Carver.
51: James A. Naismith.
52: Auguste and Louis Lumière.
53: Henry Ford.
54: Reginald Fessenden.
55: Wilbur and Orville Wright.
56: Lee de Forest.
57: Guglielmo Marconi.
58: Robert Goddard.
59: Clarence Birdseye.
60: Igor Sikorsky.
61: Vladimir Zworykin.
62: Edwin H. Armstrong.
63: R. Buckminster Fuller.
64: Paul Müller.
65: Ernest O. Lawrence.
66: Charles Stark Draper.
67: Walt Disney.
68: William P. Lear.
69: Felix Wankel.
70: John von Neumann.
71: Chester F. Carlson.
72: Grace Murray Hopper.
73: Frank Whittle.
74: John Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert.
75: Edward Teller.
76: Michael Debakey.
77: Willard Libby.
78: Edwin Herbert Land.
79: Virginia Apgar.
80: Leo Fender.
81: William Shockley, John Bardeen, and Walter Brattain.
82: Wernher von Braun.
83: Charles Townes.
84: Gertrude B. Elion.
85: Frederick Sanger.
86: Tom Kilburn.
87: Stephanie Kwolek.
88: Douglas Engelbart.
89: Robert Noyce.
90: Ron Toomer.
91: Heinrich Rohrer and Gerd Binnig.
92: Paul Lauterbur and Peter Mansfield.
93: Robert Kahn and Vint Cerf.
94: Ian Wilmut.
95: Rodney Brooks.
96: Steve Jobs and Stephen Wozniak.
97: Tim Berners-Lee.
98: Bill Gates.
99: Linus Torvalds.
100: Sergey Brin and Larry Page.
Glossary.
For Further Reading.
Index.