Inventors and Inventions, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0761498443
  • ISBN-13: 9780761498445
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 12th Grade +
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  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released November 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Overview

Covers inventors of the past and present, including the creators of Kevlar, Coca Cola, eBay, and the Global Positioning System. Explores the early life of each inventor, their education and professional life, and their contributions to society. Surveys the history of technological advancements in fields such as agriculture, transportation, communication, entertainment, textiles, medicine, and others.

Table of Contents

Cover Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Alphabetical Table of Contents.
Thematic Outline of Contents.
Preface.
1: Accidents and Mistakes.
2: Mary Anderson.
3: Nicolas-Francois Appert.
4: Archimedes of Syracuse.
5: Charles Babbag.
6: Leo Baekeland.
7: John Bardeen, Walter Brattain, and William Shockley.
8: Patricia Bath.
9: Alexander Graham Bell.
10: Karl Benz.
11: Tim Berners Lee.
12: Henry Bessemer.
13: Clarence Birdseye.
14: Laszlo Biro.
15: Bessie Blount.
16: Norman Borlaug.
17: Herbert Boyer and Stanley Norman Cohen.
18: Louis Braille.
19: Jacques Brandenberger.
20: Allen Breed.
21: Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
22: Edwin Beard Budding.
23: Buildings and Materials.
24: Luther Burbank.
25: William Seward Burroughs.
26: David Bushnell.
27: Nolan Bushnell.
28: Keith Campbell and Ian Wilmut.
29: Chester Carlson.
30: Wallace Carothers.
31: Willis Carrier.
32: George Washington Carver.
33: Giovanni Caselli.
34: Cloth and Apparel.
35: Josephine Cochran.
36: Samuel Colt.