1001 Inventions that Changed the World

Author: Jack Challoner
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
ISBN: 9780764161360
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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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Publisher: Pier 9
ISBN: 9781760523374
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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 Inventions

Author: Salim T. S. Al-Hassani
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426209347
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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.

1001 Battles That Changed the Course of History

Author: R. G. Grant
Publisher: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 0785835539
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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.

Concise History of Science Invention

Author: Jolyon Goddard
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426205449
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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
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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

Great Inventions that Changed the World

Author: James Wei
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118342739
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Discover the inventions that have made our world what it is today A great invention opens the door to a new era in human history. The stone axe, for example, invented some 2 million years ago in East Africa, enabled us to enter the human path of endless improvements through inventions. The taming of fire enabled us to cook food as well as leave the warmth of Africa and move to the frigid lands of the North. From the stone axe to the computer and the Internet, this book provides a fascinating tour of the most important inventions and inventors throughout history. You'll discover the landmark achievements and the men and women that made the world what it is today. Great Inventions That Changed the World is written by Professor James Wei, a renowned educator and engineer who holds several patents for his own inventions. Following an introductory chapter examining the role of inventors and inventions in fueling innovation and global advancement, the book is organized to show how inventions are spurred by human needs and desires, including: Work Food, clothing, and housing Health and reproduction Security As you progress through the book, you'll not only learn about inventions and inventors, but also the impact they have had on our lives and the society and environment in which we live today. Inventions solve problems, but as this book so expertly demonstrates, they can also directly or indirectly create new problems as well, from pollution to global warming to bioterrorism. By enabling us to understand the impact of inventions throughout history, this book can help guide the next generation of citizens, decision makers, and inventors.

1001 Ideas That Changed the Way We Think

Author: Robert Arp
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476705739
Format: PDF, Mobi
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An elegant addition to the successful “1001” series—a comprehensive, chronological guide to the most important thoughts from the finest minds of the past 3,000 years. 1001 Ideas That Changed the Way We Think is a comprehensive guide to the most interesting and imaginative thoughts from the finest minds in history. Ranging from the ancient wisdom of Confucius and Plato to today’s cutting-edge thinkers, it offers a wealth of stimulation and amusement for everyone with a curious mind. Within the pages of this book you will find a wide variety of answers to the great, eternal questions: How was the universe created and what is the place of humans within it? How should a person live? And how can we build a just society? 1001 Ideas That Changed the Way We Think also includes a host of hypotheses that are remarkable for their sheer weirdness—from the concept of the transmigration of souls to parallel universes and the theoretical paradoxes of time travel (what happens if you travel back in time and kill your own grandfather?). Discover how the Greek philosopher Zeno “proved” a flying arrow never moves; how modern science has shown that a butterfly’s wing can stir up an Atlantic storm; and the mathematical proof of the existence of life in other galaxies. The inspirational ideas explored here range from Gandhi’s theory of civil disobedience to Henry David Thoreau’s praise of the simple life and Mary Wollstonecraft’s groundbreaking advocacy of women’s rights. The book also covers a wide variety of lifestyle concepts, such as “rational dress” and naturism, and cultural movements including Neoclassicism, Surrealism, and Postmodernism. Supported by a wealth of striking illustrations and illuminating quotations, 1001 Ideas That Changed the Way We Think is both an in-depth history of ideas and a delightfully browsable source of entertainment.

Days That Shaped Our World

Author: Peter Furtado
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
ISBN: 9781844039050
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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.

1000 Inventions and Discoveries

Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465434917
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Amazing discoveries and inventions of the last eight years bring this new edition of 1,000 Inventions and Discoveries up to date. Uncover the stories behind 1,000 remarkable inventions and discoveries that have shaped our world, from making fire to the gadgets of the 21st century. This revised and updated edition brings this comprehensive review of humanity's greatest ideas up to date. It is packed with discoveries and innovations in science, space, technology, transportation, medicine, mathematics, and language, along with a history timeline.