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Inventing the 19th century : 100 inventions that shaped the Victorian Age from aspirin to the Zeppelin / Stephen Van Dulken.

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Greenwood PL - Greenwood 609 VAN (Text) 36626103753075 Adult Nonfiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780814788110
  • Physical Description: vi, 218 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: New York : New York University Press, 2006.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 212-214) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Chronological list of patents -- Introduction -- Acknowledgements: Patents (in alphabetical order).
Summary, etc.: Dishwashers, electric light bulbs, gramophones, motion picture cameras, radios, roller skates, typewriters. While these inventions seem to speak of the 20th century, they all in fact date from the 19th century. The Victorian age (1837-1901) was a period of enormous technological progress in communications, transport and many other areas of life. Illustrated by the original patent drawing from The British Library's extensive collection, this attractive book chronicles the history of the 100 most important, innovative and memorable inventions of the 19th century. The vivid picture of the Victorian age unfolds as inventions from the ground-breaking such as aspirin, dynamite, and the telephone to the everyday like blue jeans and tiddlywinks are revealed decade by decade. Together they provide a vivid picture of Victorian life. Along with informative descriptions of how the inventions and their patenting came about, the lives of the inventors and their circumstances provide entertaining insights into this world.
Subject: Inventions > History > 19th century.

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