1001 inventions that changed the world

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1001 Inventions That Changed The World

Author : Jack Challoner
ISBN : 0764161369
Genre : History
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Presents a review of technological innovations and inventions, from the ancient world to the present day.

1001 Inventions That Changed The World

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From the abacus to the zipper, 1001 Inventions That Changed The World is a fascinating catalog of scientific and technological breakthroughs that have had a formative and lasting impact on the human experience. Have you ever wondered who came up with a staircase that moved, leading eventually to the creation of the escalator The genius of some inventions is their simplicity: the paperclip, rivets, boomerangs. Many of the items, processes, concepts, medical firsts, and discoveries in this book are life-saving and life-enhancing: can you imagine a world without seat-belts, antibiotics, toothbrushes, traffic signals, or scissors From the invention of the wheel in the fifth millennium BC to the development of the world wide web and the launch of the MP3 player, this engaging, accessible, and enlightening book reveals the origins and impact of everything from paper to the personal computer, and from penicillin to the contraceptive pill. The worlds of medicine, science, technology, industry, literature, and art have all influenced the way we live, but inventions are essentially human affairs. This book explores the fascinating stories behind the breakthroughs and traces the development of each invention from original concept to completion. 1001 Inventions That Changed The World is nothing less than an alternative history of the world through invention - a comprehensive study of human endeavour.

1001 Ideas That Changed The Way We Think

Author : Robert Arp
ISBN : 9781476705729
Genre : History
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Presented chronologically and accompanied by more than 900 full-color illustrations, this new addition to the 1001 series presents the important thoughts and big ideas from the most brilliant minds of the past 3,000 years. 25,000 first printing.

1001 Inventions

Author : Salim T. S. Al-Hassani
ISBN : 9781426209345
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"Imagine it is the seventh century. As most of Europe continues its descent into a long period of intellectually dormancy, a quiet yet powerful academic revolution is erupting in another corner of the world. Over the next centuries, the geniuses of Muslim society will thrust the boundaries of knowledge forward to such a degree that their innovations still shape civilizations to this day. The staggering achievements of these men and women influenced the development of modern mathematics, science, engineering, and medicine. 1001 Inventions: The Enduring Legacy of Muslim Civilization sheds new light on this golden era that was once lost to so many, and celebrates the heritage that we all share"--P. [4] of cover.

Concise History Of Science Invention

Author : Jolyon Goddard
ISBN : 9781426205446
Genre : Science
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An accessible reference offers a panoramic perspective on scientific inventions that reflect the human race's efforts to understand and master the universe, sharing chronological and geocultural coverage of ten distinct eras.

The Book Of Inventions

Author : Ian Harrison
ISBN : UVA:X004913483
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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A history of inventions and their inventors provides stories of how objects were invented, revealing how such diverse innovations as the disposable diaper, zipper, hair dryer, traffic light, photocopier, and the artificial heart have affected all aspectso

1001 Battles That Changed The Course Of History

Author : R. G. Grant
ISBN : 9780785835530
Genre : History
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A must-have for history lovers and armchair tacticians everywhere, 1001 Battles That Changed the Course of History looks at mankind's last 5000 years of combat, and how they shaped the world today. From small-scale battles of the ancient world to devastating modern conflicts, 1001 Battles That Changed the Course of History provides a definitive record of the combats of the last 5000 years which shaped the political and cultural landscape of the world. From the battles of the ancient world involving only a few thousand infantry, to the devastation of the World Wars, and to the efficient, tactical, military actions of today, this book includes the seminal details about key battles, how the battle fit in a war campaign, and the wider political and social impact it had on the region as a whole. 1001 Battles That Changed the Course of History is illustrated throughout with ancient carvings, detail-filled tapestries, dramatic paintings, and evocative photography. Award-winning historian R. G. Grant has assembled an expert team of contributors to provide incisive and insightful descriptions of every battle featured. From the Battle of Troy and the Siege of Antioch, to the Battle of Gettysburg and Iwo Jima, this book traces the changing face of warfare around the globe and throughout history. This arresting volume is a worthy addition to any history buff’s shelf.

Gadgets Games And Gizmos

Author : Jean-Marie Donat
ISBN : 1786850710
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This book contains the original drawings submitted to the patent office for such indispensable items as the paperclip, the ball-point pen, and the umbrella, as well as technological marvels like the space suit, the floppy disk, and the Polaroid camera--and not forgetting fun and frivolous things like the Barbie doll, the skateboard, and the Game Boy. Expand your knowledge and inspire your inner inventor with this fully illustrated guide to the everyday gadgets, games, and gizmos that changed the world!

Days That Shaped Our World

Author : Peter Furtado
ISBN : 1844039056
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This remarkable book presents enthralling accounts of 1001 life-changing events that have taken place around the world since the Big Bang. From the foundation of Rome on 21 April 753BCE to the Charlie Hebdo shootings in January 2015, and from the Battle of Marathon on 21 September 490BCE to the discovery of the Higgs Boson, 1001 Days That Shaped Our World tells the history of the world through extraordinary moments, decisive encounters, memorable incidents, and natural disasters. Compiled by historian, Peter Furtado, and written by an international team of historians, journalists, and scientists, the book features a detailed and informative account of every event, together with an assessment of the longer term physical, cultural, social or economic impact. Evocative paintings and dramatic photographs complement the incisive text to make this book the one essential guide you'll need to understand just why the world is what it is today.

1001 Inventions Awesome Facts From Muslim Civilization

Author : National Geographic Society (U.S.)
ISBN : 9781426312588
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Traces centuries of invention and technological innovation in the Muslim world, revealing how Muslim intellectuals built elephant water clocks, drew detailed world maps, and built colossal architectural structures.

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