Scientific American Inventions and Discoveries by Rodney Carlisle
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"Scientific American" Inventions and Discoveries
By Rodney Carlisle

"Scientific American" Inventions and Discoveries

All the Milestones in Ingenuity - From the Discovery of Fire to the Invention of the Microwave Oven

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Scientific American Inventions and Discoveries by Rodney Carlisle

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A unique A-to-Z reference of brilliance in innovation and invention Combining engagingly written, well-researched history with the respected imprimatur of Scientific American magazine, this authoritative, accessible reference provides a wide-ranging overview of the inventions, technological advances, and discoveries that have transformed human society throughout our history. More than 400 entertaining entries explain the details and significance of such varied breakthroughs as the development of agriculture, the "invention" of algebra, and the birth of the computer. Special chronological sections divide the entries, providing a unique focus on the intersection of science and technology from early human history to the present. In addition, each section is supplemented by primary source sidebars, which feature excerpts from scientists' diaries, contemporary accounts of new inventions, and various "In Their Own Words" sources. Comprehensive and thoroughly readable, Scientific American Inventions and Discoveries is an indispensable resource for anyone fascinated by the history of science and technology. Topics include: aerosol spray algebra Archimedes' Principle barbed wire canned food carburetor circulation of blood condom encryption machine fork fuel cell latitude music synthesizer positron radar steel television traffic lights Heisenberg's uncertainty principle

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780471244103
ISBN-10: 0471244104
Format: Hardback
(237mm x 198mm x 33mm)
Pages: 512
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publish Date: 10-Aug-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Rodney Carlisle

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN is one of the world's leading science and technology publications. In English, it reaches more than 3 million people around the world by subscription, newsstands, and online at www.sciam.com. RODNEY CARLISLE, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus at Rutgers University and Senior Associate at History Associates Inc. of Rockville, Maryland, is the author of a number of books on the history of science and technology, including the forthcoming Encyclopedia of the Atomic Age and Jack Tar: The Life of the Sailor, 1750-1910. He lives in New Jersey.

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