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1001 Inventions : That Changed the Way We Live -- Paperback: Challoner, Jack: BOOKS KINOKUNIYA
书籍资料
1001 Inventions : That Changed the Way We Live -- Paperback
1001 Inventions : That Changed the Way We Live -- Paperback
作者: Challoner, Jack
出版日期 : 2009/02
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781844036110

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书籍简介
Table of Contents
 
Preface                                            6  (2)
Introduction                                       8  (4)
Index of Inventions                                12 (8)
    The Ancient World                              20 (104)
    From Rome to Revolution                        124(120)
    The Industrial Age                             244(114)
    The Age of Empires                             358(124)
    Birth of the Modern Age                        482(114)
    War and Peace                                  596(110)
    Going Global                                   706(96)
    The Internet Age                               802(138)
Glossary                                           940(4)
Index of Inventors                                 944(11)
Contributors                                       955(3)
Picture Credits                                    958(2)
Acknowledgments                                    960
 

1001 Inventions that Changed the Way we Live aims to give you a wide and varied offering of scientific and technological breakthroughs that have shaped and aided human development throughout history. From the first stone flints sharpened by prehistoric man to the spoke wheel and from the first steam powered machine to manual manoeuvring units for space walks, this book explores the stories behind the innovations and traces the development from concept to completion. From the big ideas to the smaller objects, discover when the first pair of scissors was used, or how the world wide web was created inventions and ideas that have become integral to modern life now. Perfect to dip into and an endless source of intriguing discoveries, 1001 Inventions that Change the Way we Live presents the history of the world through all the brilliant ideas that came to fruition. It is a fascinating and comprehensive study of human endeavour throughout the ages.

Contents
Over a thousand of the most useful, intriguing, practical and innovative inventions that have shaped our lives, including the wheel, the canal, plywood, drainage systems, soap, dental surgery, currency, coins, the screw, the catapult, parchment, clockwork, seismometers, horseshoes, wheelbarrows, toothpaste, windmill, fire, gunpowder, parachutes, hypodermic needles, antiseptic surgery, cathode ray tubes, the Kodak camera, diesel engine, airplanes, cardiac pacemakers, jet propulsion, nylon, helicopters, guided missiles, polio vaccine, solar cell, laser, oral contraceptive, kidney machine, compact disk and many more