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Ideas that changed the world [electronic resource] / authors, Julie Ferris ... [et al.].

Ferris, Julie. (Added Author). DK Publishing, Inc. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780756672645 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 0756672643 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (256 p.) : ill. (some col.), col. map.
  • Publisher: London ; DK, 2010.

Content descriptions

General Note: Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note: Lightbulb -- Antibiotics -- Penicillin -- Vaccination -- Microscope -- X-ray -- DNA -- Watson and Crick -- Radioactivity -- Tin can -- Portland cement -- Hoover Dam -- Pet bottles -- Stainless steel -- Telegraph -- Who invented the telephone? -- World Wide Web -- Laser -- LCD -- Nylon Wallace Carothers -- Dynamite -- Engine -- Elevators -- Elisha Otis -- Refrigerator -- WInd turbine -- Electric motor -- The father of electricity -- Spinning jenny -- Robots -- Robots in our world -- Pendulum clock -- The master of time -- Crane -- Printing press -- Flushing toilet -- Television -- From script to screen -- Solar cell -- Clean energy -- Battery -- Microprocessor -- From valves to microprocessors -- Apple computer -- Wozniak and jobs -- Microwave -- The first microwave -- Gidital camera -- Glasses -- Radio -- Marconi -- Money -- Credit card -- Cash register -- James Ritty -- Bar code -- Stapler -- Stamp -- Post-its -- Velcro -- Zipper -- Cell phone -- Going mobile -- Wheel -- Ford model T -- FOrd's model factory -- Sailing ship -- Submarine -- Jet plane -- Helicopter -- Steam Locomotive -- Full steam ahead -- Bicycle -- Cat's eye -- Percy Shaw -- Electric car -- Metro -- London underground -- Saturn V -- Hubble -- Hubble in action -- Compass -- Mars rovers -- GPS -- Cassini -- Spacesuit -- Space helmet -- Submersible -- Scuba -- Jacques Cousteau -- Fiber-optic endoscope -- MRI -- Ballpoint pen -- Umbrella -- LEGO brick -- Play well -- Walkman -- Skateboard -- Newspaper -- Jeans -- Levi Strauss -- Kinetoscope -- What is 3-D? -- Vidwo games -- Sunglasses -- Electric guitar -- Sports shoes -- Soccer.
Summary, etc.: An in-depth reference guide to technological developments that changed the world describes each invention and explores its place in history and how it influenced civilization, discussing inventions from the wheel to computers.
Source of Description Note: Description based on print version record.
Subject: Inventions > History > Juvenile literature.
Technology > History > Juvenile literature.
Inventions > History.
Technology > History.
JUVENILE NONFICTION > Technology > General.
Genre: Electronic books.

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