Pioneers of the Industrial Age: Breakthroughs in Technology, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615307451
  • ISBN-13: 9781615307456
  • DDC: 609.2
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 128 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released April 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Rapidly developing technological innovation and mass production have become such hallmarks of our industrialized world that we may fail to consider the events and individuals that laid the groundwork for our many conveniences today. Beginning in Europe in the mid-18th century, the Industrial Revolution continued growing and spreading as innovators around the world began modifying old machinery and methods for production or creating new ones. This lively volume profiles a number of the minds behind some of history’s greatest industrial advances, including Robert Fulton, Margaret Knight, Thomas Edison, and Henry Ford.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Kay, John.
2: Hargreaves, James.
3: Arkwright, Richard.
4: Watt, James.
5: Cartwright, Edmund.
6: Crompton, Samuel.
7: Fulton, Robert.
8: Whitney, Eli.
9: Slater, Samuel.
10: The Stephenson Family.
11: Morse, Samuel F.B..
12: Goodyear, Charles.
13: McCormick, Cyrus Hall.
14: Howe, Elias.
15: Carnegie, Andrew.
16: Knight, Margaret E..
17: Rockefeller, John D..
18: McCoy, Elijah.
19: Westinghouse, George.
20: Bell, Alexander Graham.
21: Edison, Thomas Alva.
22: Tesla, Nikola.
23: Ford, Henry.
24: Hall, Charles Martin.
25: Carver, George Washington.
26: The Wright Brothers.
27: Marconi, Guglielmo.
28: De Forest, Lee.
29: Barney, Nora Stanton Blatch.
For More Information.
30: For Further Reading.