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In many ways, inventions have defined the modern age. Look around you, and you will see many things that had inventors - from movable type to the World Wide Web, from the steam engine to the jet engine, these objects are icons of the way we live and how civilization has developed over the last few centuries. ^IIcons of Invention' provides a in-depth resource of 24 of the most influential and well-known inventions and the individuals most responsible for their development. The entries provide background to the lives and work of inventors such as Thomas Edison, Alexander Fleming, and Tim Berners-Lee, and describes the sometimes controversial and mistake-plagued route to their most famous creations.

In many ways, inventions have defined the modern age. Look around you, and you will see many things that had inventors - from movable type to the World Wide Web, from the steam engine to the jet engine, these objects are icons of the way we live and how civilization has developed over the last few centuries. ^IIcons of Invention' provides a in-depth resource of 24 of the most influential and well-known inventions and the individuals most responsible for their development. The entries provide background to the lives and work of inventors such as Thomas Edison, Alexander Fleming, and Tim Berners-Lee, and describes the sometimes controversial and mistake-plagued route to their most famous creations.

^IIcons of Invention' provides the story behind the most famous and ubiquitous inventions in history: ^L^DBLThe sewing machine, and the debates over priority between Isaac Howe and Elias Singer ^L^DBLElectric power, and the competition between the DC power of Thomas Edison and the AC power of Nikola Tesla ^L^DBLTelevision, and the battles between David Sarnoff's RCA and the inventor Philo Farnsworth. ^L^DBLThe internet, the creation of which required technical and political advances made by numerous visionaries. ^LEach entry includes sidebars on additional topics and a list of works for further reading.

Book News Annotation:

Intended as a reference for students in high school and up, this two-volume set considers 24 important inventions and their inventors over the past 600 years. Each chapter reviews the background of an inventor (or group of inventors) and describes the origin and early development of the invention, introductory marketing, and subsequent activities of the inventors. The inventors' competitors are also profiled, and the sometimes controversial routes that the inventors took to their most famous creations are detailed. Volume I begins with the printing press, the steam engine, and food preservation, and concludes with electric power and vaccination. Volume II begins with Henry Ford, the Wright Brothers, and the radio, and ends with satellite communications, Bill Gates, and the Internet. B&w historical and contemporary photos are included. Klooster is a retired attorney who specializes in intellectual property law. The series introduces a new reference format and approach to popular culture, focusing on icons that embody a group of values, elicit strong reactions, reflect the essence of a time and place, and link different traditions and periods. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

• Illuminates one of the most high-powered competitions in the history of invention, that between the direct current favored by of Thomas Edison and the alternating current championed by Nikola Tesla

• Covers Isaac Howe and Elias Singer and the debate over credit for the sewing machine

• Takes the reader to the early days of television and the battles between inventor Philo Farnsworth and David Sarnoff's RCA

• Explores the creation of the Internet, an achievement that resulted from technical and political advances made by numerous visionaries

Synopsis:

These two volumes provide in-depth coverage of 24 of history's most important inventors and their inventions.

Synopsis:

• 24 illustrations show each of the major inventions discussed

• Sidebars covering related inventions are included with many of the entries

• A list of works for further reading encourages students to learn more

• In-depth biographies provide students with material for classroom assignments and reports

• The set supports both National Science Education Guidelines on Science and Technology (Content Standard E) and Curriculum Standards for Social Studies (Theme VIII - Science, Technology, and Society)

Synopsis:

Who invented the sewing machine, the telephone, the internal combustion engine? Who pioneered vaccination? Who gave the world television, nylon, the nuclear reactor? The answers to some of these questions are straightforward, the answers to others much less so. All of them are explored in the fascinating Icons of Invention: The Makers of the Modern World from Gutenberg to GateS≪/i>.

This in-depth resource tells the stories of 24 of the most influential and well-known inventions of the modern age—and of the individuals most responsible for their development. Presented in chronological order, the entries provide background on the lives and work of inventors such as Thomas Edison, Alexander Fleming, and Tim Berners-Lee. At the same time, the set profiles their competitors and details the sometimes-controversial, often-mistake-plagued routes almost all of them took to their most famous creations.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780313347436
Author:
Klooster, John W.
Publisher:
Greenwood Press
Author:
Klooster, John
Subject:
Inventors
Subject:
Inventions
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Biography / Autobiography
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Historiography
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Series:
Greenwood Icons < p>Icons of Invention: The Makers of the Modern World from Gutenberg to Gates < /p>
Series Volume:
The Makers of the Mo
Publication Date:
20090731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
653
Dimensions:
10.20x7.30x2.00 in. 4.00 lbs.
Age Level:
13-17

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"Synopsis" by , • Illuminates one of the most high-powered competitions in the history of invention, that between the direct current favored by of Thomas Edison and the alternating current championed by Nikola Tesla

• Covers Isaac Howe and Elias Singer and the debate over credit for the sewing machine

• Takes the reader to the early days of television and the battles between inventor Philo Farnsworth and David Sarnoff's RCA

• Explores the creation of the Internet, an achievement that resulted from technical and political advances made by numerous visionaries

"Synopsis" by , These two volumes provide in-depth coverage of 24 of history's most important inventors and their inventions.
"Synopsis" by , • 24 illustrations show each of the major inventions discussed

• Sidebars covering related inventions are included with many of the entries

• A list of works for further reading encourages students to learn more

• In-depth biographies provide students with material for classroom assignments and reports

• The set supports both National Science Education Guidelines on Science and Technology (Content Standard E) and Curriculum Standards for Social Studies (Theme VIII - Science, Technology, and Society)

"Synopsis" by , Who invented the sewing machine, the telephone, the internal combustion engine? Who pioneered vaccination? Who gave the world television, nylon, the nuclear reactor? The answers to some of these questions are straightforward, the answers to others much less so. All of them are explored in the fascinating Icons of Invention: The Makers of the Modern World from Gutenberg to GateS≪/i>.

This in-depth resource tells the stories of 24 of the most influential and well-known inventions of the modern age—and of the individuals most responsible for their development. Presented in chronological order, the entries provide background on the lives and work of inventors such as Thomas Edison, Alexander Fleming, and Tim Berners-Lee. At the same time, the set profiles their competitors and details the sometimes-controversial, often-mistake-plagued routes almost all of them took to their most famous creations.

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