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Patents: Ingenious Inventions: How They Work and How They Came to Be

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Patents is covered in bubble wrap, one of man's more ingenious creations. It includes dozens of notable patents, from the airplane, brassiere, chain saw, and fire hydrant to the Internet, parachute, plunger, and zipper. The purpose of each device is explained in accessible language, along with background about the inventor, interesting sidebars and history, and an excerpt from the original patent application. The artwork throughout includes photos of original models and patent diagrams created by the inventors themselves, annotated to show exactly how each item works.

Book News Annotation:

This work profiles a little more than 100 patents granted by the U.S. Patent Office, from those that have transformed our lives, such as the internal combustion engine and the artificial heart, to those that are relatively less revolutionary, such as the Chia Pet and the lava lamp. Each entry provides a brief description of what the invention does, describes historical background, explains how the invention works, and includes a representative quote from the inventor's patent application and an illustration. Other examples of patents profiled include air conditioning, the smoke detector, the escapable coffin, the jukebox, the cotton gin, and the automated teller machine. Also included are inventor profiles of Thomas Edison, Alessandra Volta, Dean Kamen, and Nikola Tesla.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Ingenious inventions - how they work and how they came to be.

Synopsis:

Covered in bubble wrap--one of man's more ingenious creations--this overview of ingenious inventions gives the purpose, backgrounds about the inventors, interesting sidebars and history, and excerpts from original patent applications.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781579123673
Author:
Ikenson, Ben
Publisher:
Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
Location:
New York
Subject:
Technology
Subject:
Inventions
Subject:
Science Reference-Inventions
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
281.
Publication Date:
20040531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
5 1/4 x 9 1/4
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.64x5.51x1.07 in. 1.50 lbs.

Related Subjects

Engineering » Engineering » Inventions
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
Reference » Science Reference » Patents and Inventions
Science and Mathematics » History of Science » Technology

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