Scientific American Inventions and Discoveries: All the Milestones in Ingenuity - From the Discovery of Fire to the Invention of the Microwave Oven by Rodney Carlisle, Scientific American (Hardback, 2004)
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- DescriptionA unique A-to-Z reference of brilliance in invation and invention Combining engagingly written, well-researched history with the respected imprimatur of Scientific American magazine, this authoritative, accessible reference provides a wide-ranging overview of the inventions, techlogical advances, and discoveries that have transformed human society throughout our history. More than 400 entertaining entries explain the details and significance of such varied breakthroughs as the development of agriculture, the invention of algebra, and the birth of the computer. Special chrological sections divide the entries, providing a unique focus on the intersection of science and techlogy from early human history to the present. In addition, each section is supplemented by primary source sidebars, which feature excerpts from scientists' diaries, contemporary accounts of new inventions, and various In Their Own Words sources. Comprehensive and thoroughly readable, Scientific American Inventions and Discoveries is an indispensable resource for anyone fascinated by the history of science and techlogy. Topics include: aerosol spray algebra Archimedes' Principle barbed wire canned food carburetor circulation of blood condom encryption machine fork fuel cell latitude music synthesizer positron radar steel television traffic lights Heisenberg's uncertainty principle
- Author BiographySCIENTIFIC AMERICAN is one of the world's leading science and technology publications. In English, it reaches more than 3 million people around the world by subscription, newsstands, and online at www.sciam.com. RODNEY CARLISLE, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus at Rutgers University and Senior Associate at History Associates Inc. of Rockville, Maryland, is the author of a number of books on the history of science and technology, including the forthcoming Encyclopedia of the Atomic Age and Jack Tar: The Life of the Sailor, 1750-1910. He lives in New Jersey.
- Author(s)Rodney Carlisle,Scientific American
- PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons Ltd
- Date of Publication10/08/2004
- SubjectHistory: World & General
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintJohn Wiley & Sons Inc
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight1056 g
- Width198 mm
- Height237 mm
- Spine33 mm
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