1000 Inventions and Discoveries, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1465434917
  • ISBN-13: 9781465434913
  • DDC: 609
  • Grade Level Range: 2nd Grade - 5th Grade
  • 256 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released July 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Amazing discoveries and inventions of the last eight years bring this new edition of 1,000 Inventions and Discoveries up to date. Uncover the stories behind 1,000 remarkable inventions and discoveries that have shaped our world, from making fire to the gadgets of the 21st century. This revised and updated edition brings this comprehensive review of humanity's greatest ideas up to date. It is packed with discoveries and innovations in science, space, technology, transportation, medicine, mathematics, and language, along with a history timeline.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.

Title Page.

Copyright Page.



1: Learning the Basics.

2: Going for Growth.

3: Putting it in Writing.

4: The Music of Numbers.

5: The Age of Authority.

6: Doing Science in the Bath.

7: Vision of the Future.

8: New Worlds, New Ideas.

9: The Power of the Press.

10: The Moon is Falling.

11: Revolutionary Changes.

12: Making the Magic Lamp.

13: Wiring the World.

14: Science Takes Control.

15: Doing Away with Distance.

16: Partners in Discovery.

17: Inventions for Everyone.

18: Riddles of Space and Time.

19: A Motor for the Multitude.

20: The Antibiotic Miracle.

21: Making the Dream Come True.

22: Information & Uncertainty.

23: The Secret of Life.

24: Taming the Whirlwind.

25: Cloning an Adult Mammal.

26: Into the Future.

Index of Inventions & Discoveries.

Index of Inventors & Discoverers.

Picture Credits & Acknowledgments.