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Bright Ideas: The Age of Invention in America 1870-1910

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Imagine that you couldn't turn on a light by flipping a switch, had no telephone on which to call your friends, and that there were no traffic lights on the roads! Seem impossible? Well it wasn't-none of these things existed before the Age of Invention in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Bright Ideas tells the story of these and other miraculous inventions that have shaped the world we know today. Learn how inventive minds work and how they overcame obstacles on the path to their great achievements. Read about the building of a brighter America-one that learned how to make a telephone call from coast to coast and took to the road in Henry Ford's cars built on the first assembly lines. Even flying in the air became attainable! This age and the inventors who contributed to it paved the way for the future of America and revolutionized the way this country works, produces, and lives. Bright Ideas illuminates this exciting period in time for all its readers and may inspire even greater inventions or future inventors. Like the others in the series, ,Bright Ideas is illustrated with period photographs, paintings, and drawings. Also included are a glossary and an index.

About the Author

Ann Rossi learned English as she was growing up in the United States. "My family is Swedish, so at home we spoke Swedish, and our traditions were Swedish." Growing up in two cultures sparked her interest in the world. "As a small child I loved looking at maps to see all the different countries. I enjoyed learning about the people who lived in those countries, their history, culture, and languages." Those subjects still interest Ann, who, not surprisingly, likes to travel. When she is not exploring the world, she lives in Portland, Maine, with her husband and cat. She works as an editor and writer.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780792283560
Author:
Rossi, Ann
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Subject:
History
Subject:
History - United States/19th Century
Subject:
History - United States/20th Century
Subject:
Science & Technology - Experiments & Projects
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Inventions
Subject:
Science & Nature - Experiments & Projects
Subject:
Inventions -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Inventors
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-US History
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B306
Series:
Crossroads America
Publication Date:
August 2005
Binding:
LIBRARY BOUND
Grade Level:
from 5 up to 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
45 FULL-COLOR PERIOD ILLUSTRAT
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
9.36x7.18x.36 in. .55 lbs.
Age Level:
10-14

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Children's » History » World History
Children's » Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Experiments
Children's » Nonfiction » US History
Children's » Nonfiction » World History » General
Children's » Science and Nature » Science Experiments » Experiments

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