100 Greatest Science Discoveries of All Time

Author: Kendall Haven
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781591582656
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Introduces one hundred discoveries that changed science, including information on who discovered it, how it was discovered, and what makes it one of the one hundred greatest scientific breakthroughs.

The Greatest Science Stories Never Told

Author: Rick Beyer
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061626961
Format: PDF
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100 tales of invention and discovery to astonish, bewilder, & stupefy Meet the angry undertaker who gave us the push-button phone. Discover how modesty led to the invention of the stethoscope. Find out why Albert Einstein patented a refrigerator. Learn how a train full of trumpeters made science history. Did you know about: The frustrated fashion designer who created the space suit? The gun-toting newspaperman who invented the parking meter? The midnight dreams that led to a Nobel Prize? They're so good, you can't read just one!

The 100 Greatest Inventions Of All Time

Author: Tom Philbin
Publisher: Citadel Press
ISBN: 9780806524047
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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An in-depth look at the top one hundred inventions through the ages examines details of the setbacks and the breakthroughs, as well as anecdotes describing the methods behind the creation and workings of such innovations as the air conditioner, Faraday's electric motor, the Colt pistol, and more. Reprint.

The Greatest Inventions of the Past 2 000 Years

Author: John Brockman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 068485998X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The responses of some of the world's leading scientists and creative thinkers vary from the computer to the eraser, from movable type to classical music, from the lens to counting systems, from the concepts of free will to democracy.

Story Proof

Author: Kendall Haven
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313095876
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Like Stephen Krashen's important work in The Power of Reading, Story Proof collects and analyzes research that validates the importance of story, story reading, and storytelling to the brain development and education of children and adults.

Popular Mechanics

Author: Alex Hutchinson
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781588167224
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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From the polio vaccine to the Post-It, the personal computer to Prozac, these are the scientific and technological innovations that have transformed our world. Award-winning author Alex Hutchinson unveils the 100 greatest inventions of the modern era--starting with the discovery of the transistor in 1947--complete with original photographs and anecdotes about their creation. For example, a candy bar melting in a scientist’s pocket during an experiment led to the invention of the microwave oven. Hutchinson consulted 25 experts at 17 museums and universities; their collective expertise spans aeronautics, automobiles, biology, computers, medicine, physics, and a host of other fields. The result includes some well-known breakthroughs (the laser, in-vitro fertilization) as well as a host of surprises (waffle-sole running shoes, the pull-top can). This charming book will delight, fascinate, and educate.

Black Pioneers of Science and Invention

Author: Louis Haber
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780152085667
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Traces the lives of fourteen black scientists and inventors who have made significant contributions in the various fields of science and industry. Reprint.

The Greatest War Stories Never Told

Author: Rick Beyer
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062310372
Format: PDF, Docs
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Search the annals of military history and you will discover no end of quirky characters and surprising true stories: The topless dancer who saved the Byzantine Empire. The World War I battle that was halted so a soccer game could be played. The scientist who invented a pigeon-guided missile in 1943. And don't forget the elderly pig whose death triggered an international crisis between the United States and Great Britain. This is the kind of history you'll find in The Greatest War Stories Never Told. One hundred fascinating stories drawn from two thousand years of military history, accompanied by a wealth of photographs, maps, drawings, and documents that help bring each story to life. Little-known tales told with a one-two punch of history and humor that will make you shake your head in disbelief -- but they're all true! Did You Know That: One military unit served on both sides during the Civil War The War of Jenkins's Ear was actually fought over a sea captain's ear Daniel Boone was once tried for treason A siege on Poland in 1519 gave birth to the marriage of bread and butter Discover how war can be a catalyst for change; an engine for innovation; and an arena for valor, deceit, intrigue, ambition, revenge, audacity, folly, and even silliness. Want to know how the mafia helped the United States win World War II, when the word bazooka was coined, or how Silly Putty was invented? Read on!

100 Greatest Science Discoveries of All Time

Author: Kendall Haven
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781591582656
Format: PDF, ePub
Download Now
Introduces one hundred discoveries that changed science, including information on who discovered it, how it was discovered, and what makes it one of the one hundred greatest scientific breakthroughs.